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Following the Detectives

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Whether it be the London of Sherlock Holmes or the Ystad of the Swedish Wallander, Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco or Donna Leon's Venice, the settings chosen by crime fiction authors have helped those writers to bring their fictional investigators to life and to infuse their writing with a sense of danger and mystery.Following the Detectives follows the trail of over 20 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by New Holland Publishers Ltd. (first published September 25th 2010)
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Jan 03, 2011 Mark Zieg rated it liked it
This wasn't bad. I certainly enjoyed the geographical perspective and the annotated city maps, which were large, colourful, and on quality stock. Also, the summaries of each detective series included interwoven backgrounds covering not only the author's real life and the character's fictional life, plus the "life" of the books themselves from a market standpoint — an interesting triad of perspectives. Finally, I appreciate that this book introduced me to Ian Rankin's "Rebus" stories set in and ...more
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Maxim Jakubowski is a crime, erotic, and science fiction writer and critic.

Jakubowski was born in England by Russian-British and Polish parents, but raised in France. Jakubowski has also lived in Italy and has travelled extensively. Jakubowski edited the science fiction anthology Twenty Houses of the Zodiac in 1979 for the 37th World Science Fiction Convention (Seacon '79) in Brighton. He also con
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