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Crime Fiction since 1800: Detection, Death, Diversity Paperback – 9 Apr 2010

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2 edition (9 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230580742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230580749
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 629,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This second edition retains the strengths of the first while adding new material and insights.' - Renee Pigeon, California State University, San Bernardino, USA
'Encyclopedic in scope, the second edition offers a succinct, up-to-the-minute analysis and distillation of emerging new trends in crime fiction scholarship, and the work of significant new critics.' - Geraldine Barnes, University of Sydney, Australia 
Praise for previous edition:
'Stephen Knight's book is an excellent narrative introduction to crime and detective fiction in the last two hundred years, providing a wealth of detail which will have a very strong appeal to students and which will fill a major gap in the market.' - Clive Bloom, Middlesex University, UK

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An up-to-date and extended new edition of one of the leading short introductions to the genre, which provides complete coverage from its origins through to the present day

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