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The detective as historian : history and art in historical crime fiction

Author: Ray B Browne; Lawrence A Kreiser
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The crime fiction examined here covers virtually all of recorded history - from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and Rome; from medieval Europe through nineteenth-century England and America. The essays in this collection analyze and evaluate these works and demonstrate that they are not only gripping stories in their own right, but also the nerve center for historians of all stripes - from the professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Detective as historian.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00029245
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray B Browne; Lawrence A Kreiser
ISBN: 9780879728816 0879728817
OCLC Number: 828424392
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface / Robin W. Winks --
Introduction / Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. --
Lynda S. Robinson and Lauren Haney: Detection in the Land of Mysteries / Rita Rippetoe --
John Maddox Roberts and Steven Saylor: Detecting in the Final Decades of the Roman Republic / Terrance L. Lewis --
Lindsey Davis: Falco, Cynical Detective in a Corrupt Roman Empire / Peter Hunt --
Peter Tremayne: Sister Fidelma and the Triumph of Truth / Christiane W. Luehrs, Robert B. Luehrs --
Ellis Peters: Brother Cadfael / Edward J. Rielly --
P.C. Doherty: Hugh Corbett, Secret-Agent and Problem-Solver / Edward L. Meek, Theron M. Westervelt, David N. Eldridge --
Susanna Gregory: Doctor Matthew Bartholomew, Master of Medicine and Detection / Jean Coakley --
Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose / Judy Ann Ford --
Elizabeth Eyre: Detection in the Italian Renaissance / Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox --
Margaret Frazer: Sister Frevisse and Medieval Mysteries / Patricia W. Julius --
Josephine Tey and Others: The Case of Richard III / R. Gordon Kelly --
C.L. Grace: Kathryn Swinbrook, Fifteenth-Century Physician and Sleuth / Jean Coakley --
Michael Clynes: The Recollections of Shallot / David N. Eldridge, Theron M. Westervelt, Edward L. Meek --
Maan Meyers: The Saga of the Dutchman / Frank A. Salamone --
Bruce Alexander: Sir Henry Fielding and Blind Justice / Donna Bradshaw Smith --
Keith Heller: A Genealogy of Detection in the Eighteenth Century / Scott R. Christianson --
Margaret Lawrence: An Eighteenth-Century Midwife / Marie Nelson --
Stephanie Barron : (Re)Inventing Jane Austen as Detective / Anita Vickers --
Kate Ross : Where Have All the Dandies Gone? / Jerry L. Parker --
James Brewer : Sleuths and Carpetbaggers along the Mississippi River / Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. --
Peter Heck : Mark Twain as Detective / Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. --
Caleb Carr : Running Away from the Darkness / Douglas Tallack --
Anne Perry : Victorian 'Istorian and Murdermonger / Linda J. Holland-Toll --
Peter Lovesey : No Cribbing on History / Margaret L. Foxwell --
Elizabeth Peters : The Last Camel Died at Noon as Lost World Adventure Pastiche / Gary Hoppenstand.
Responsibility: edited by Ray B. Browne and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. ; preface by Robin W. Win.


Readers of detective stories turn to historical crime fiction to learn about life in past societies and how citizens and crime fighters coped with laws and restrictions. This study covers all  Read more...
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