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Murder for pleasure: life and times of the detective story

Howard Haycraft

Murder for pleasure: life and times of the detective story

by Howard Haycraft

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Published by Peter Davies in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementintroduction by Nicholas Blake.
ContributionsBlake, Nicholas, 1904-1972.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13718153M

Upon the publication of Murder for Pleasure, Howard Haycraft () became one of the first critics to offer a serious look at the mystery/detective genre. The publisher and editor was also a two-time Edgar Award winner and a prolific anthologist whose works include The Art of the Mystery Story, Fourteen Great Detective Stories, and The. Murder for pleasure; the life and times of the detective story (New York, NY: Biblio and Tannen, ) Covers , with an emphasis on history and evolution of detective fiction. Includes assorted bibliographies such as the Cornerstone Collection

This year also saw the inaugural edition of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine 2 promoting excellence in the short story, and Howard Haycraft’s Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story, a landmark volume in the critique of the genre. 3 Borges completed his doubling of Poe’s original project by adding ‘Death and the Author: Michael Cook.   PDF Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of the Detective Story Free Books.

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