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Talking about Detective Fiction

(2009)
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To judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal thoughts and observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P.D. James examines the challenges, achievements and potential of a genre which has fascinated her for nearly fifty years as a novelist. From the tenant of 221b Baker Street to the Village Priest from Cubhole in Essex, from the Golden Age of detective writing between the wars to the achievements of the present and a glimpse at the future, P.D. James explores the metamorphosis of a genre which has gripped and entertained the popular imagination like no other type of novel. Written by the author widely regarded as the queen of the detective novel, this book is sure to appeal to all aficionados of crime fiction.



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December 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-307-39880-3 / 978-0-307-39880-2 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
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ISBN: 0-307-59282-0 / 978-0-307-59282-8 (USA edition)
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September 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Talking about Detective Fiction
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ISBN: 1-85124-309-7 / 978-1-85124-309-9 (UK edition)
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September 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
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ISBN: 1-85124-314-3 / 978-1-85124-314-3 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2022 : UK Paperback

Title: Talking about Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James, P D James
ISBN: 0-571-35576-5 / 978-0-571-35576-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-307-74313-6 / 978-0-307-74313-8 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Talking about Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James, P D James
ISBN: 0-571-25358-X / 978-0-571-25358-6 (UK edition)
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-307-39881-1 / 978-0-307-39881-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Talking about Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-571-25355-5 / 978-0-571-25355-5 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: Talking about Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 1-5288-9502-9 / 978-1-5288-9502-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Talking about Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 1-72131-749-X / 978-1-72131-749-3
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 1-60998-193-6 / 978-1-60998-193-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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April 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Talking about Detective Fiction Lib/E
Author(s): P D James
ISBN: 0-7927-6904-X / 978-0-7927-6904-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
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December 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
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Publisher: Knopf Canada
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November 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Talking About Detective Fiction
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