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History of Mystery

Art Fiction
A non fiction book by

Collins (mystery writer and filmmaker) provides a colorful view of the field of mystery writing from its birth in memoirs of the first real-life private eye, Allan Pinkerton, to its development into the acclaimed fiction of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, and others. The text and 375-plus color illustrations (pulp fiction covers, comic strips, portraits of the usual suspects, etc.) afford a look at pop culture and how it integrated this genre through the dime novel, pulp fiction magazines, and radio, TV, and movies. Oversize: 11.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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September 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: The History of Mystery (Art Fiction Series)
Author(s): Max Allan Collins
ISBN: 1-888054-53-0 / 978-1-888054-53-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Collectors Pr
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