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The Classic Era of Crime Fiction

(2002)
A non fiction book by

 
 
This lavishly illustrated history features rare covers and classic illustrations, revealing how crucial artists were to establishing the identity and popularity of crime fiction. During its "classic era"-from 1850 to 1950-a variety of writers developed every important element of the genre: the police detective, the professional sleuth, the hard-boiled private eye, the secret agent, and of course, the criminal masterminds, crooks, and gangsters. From Sherlock Holmes and James Bond to Edgar Allan Poe and Joseph Conrad, this book explores an exciting cultural history. Crime enthusiasts can here see how famous (and sometimes infamous) works of crime fiction originally looked, and how unknown writers and illustrators became responsible for one of the cornerstones of popular culture.

Genre: Mystery

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October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Golden Age of Crime Fiction
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 1-85375-869-8 / 978-1-85375-869-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
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September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Classic Era of Crime Fiction
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 1-55652-465-X / 978-1-55652-465-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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August 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Classic Era of Crime Fiction
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 1-85375-433-1 / 978-1-85375-433-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
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