100 American Crime Writers

Hardcover | September 4, 2012

EditorSteven Powell

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From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres.

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From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an ...

STEVEN POWELL is an Independent scholar at the University of Liverpool, UK. His main area of expertise is the life and work of James Ellroy: he has edited Conversations with James Ellroy (2012) and is the co-founder of crime fiction at the Venetian Vase http://venetianvase.co.uk/.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 8.9 × 5.67 × 1.4 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230525377

ISBN - 13:9780230525375

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Acknowledgements "Out of the Venetian Vase": From Golden Age to Hard-boiled"After These Mean Streets": Crime Fiction and the Chandler InheritanceMegan AbbottPaul AusterW.T. BallardAnn BannonRobert BlochLawrence BlockLeigh BrackettGil BrewerFredric BrownHoward BrowneEdward BunkerJames Lee BurkeW.R. BurnettJames M. CainPaul CainTruman CapoteJohn Dickson CarrVera CasparyRaymond ChandlerHarlan CobenMax Allan CollinsRichard CondonMichael ConnellyPatricia CornwellRobert CraisJames CrumleyCarroll John DalyNorbert DavisMignon G. EberhardtJames EllroyJanet EvanovichWilliam FaulknerKenneth FearingRudolph FisherKinky FriedmanJacques FutrelleErle Stanley GardnerWilliam Campbell GaultDavid GoodisSue GraftonDavis GrubbFrank GruberDashiell HammettThomas HarrisCarl HiaasonPatricia HighsmithGeorge V. HigginsTony HillermanChester HimesDorothy B. HughesRoy HugginsDay KeaneJonathan KellermanC Daly KingJonathon LatimerDennis LehaneElmore LeonardIra LevinElizabeth LinningtonEleazar LipskyJohn LutzEd McBainHorace McCoyWilliam P. McGivernJohn D. MacDonaldRoss MacdonaldDan J. MarloweMargaret MillarWalter MoselyMarcia MullerFrederick NebelBarbara NeelyWilliam F. NolanSara ParetskyRobert B. ParkerGeorge PelecanosEdgar Allan PoeMelville Davisson PostRichard S PratherBill PronziniEllery Queen (aka Dannay and Lee)Arthur B. ReeveMary Roberts RinehartJames SallisGeorge S SchuylerViola Brothers ShoreIceberg SlimMickey SpillaneRex StoutJim ThompsonErnest TidymanLawrence TreatS.S. Van Dine (Willard Huntington Wright)Joseph WambaughCarolyn WellsDonald E WestlakeRaoul WhitfieldCharles WillefordCharles WilliamsCornell Woolrich Bibliography Index