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100 Great Detectives, Or, the Detective Directory

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published August 15th 1991 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published January 1st 1991)
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Kaitlyn
This book was helpful in highlighting some detective characters I'd yet to learn of; however, some of the essays were more about personal enjoyment rather than actually describing the character they were meant to discuss. I guess I have to go find the other books myself and decide!
Mike Jensen
A simple and seemingly good concept: get 100 people who know something about mystery writers and their books to write a short essay introducing one of their favorites. Problem is, not all the the contributors are good writers. A dull essay makes the subject, however worthy, seem dull. There are a lot of dull essays in this book, several that are too cute, some written in something like the style of writer discussed, and other ineffective approaches. The mystery writers I was drawn to are the sub ...more
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May 21, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Any mystery writer or reader would find this useful and fun. Well-known mystery authors take a look at the many fictional detectives out there. Lesser known characters are included too.
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I contributed an essay about Sarah Caudwell's Julia Larwood.
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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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