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The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction 1st Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0321195012
ISBN-10: 0321195019
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From the Back Cover

A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (July 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321195019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321195012
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After reating (most) of this book for a class, I believe it laid out nicely. It contains a great selection of must-have detective stories, hitting all the popular characters and some lesser known stories and authors. The stories are great, and each author has a short bio page which also lists other works by him or her you might enjoy, and other authors you might also like.
I paid just under $20, and decided it was well worth the cost, though don't expect your copy to last forever. The book is very cheaply bound. Individual pages are not folded over and stitched into signatures like some other books, but each page is just cut off and glued into the binding, much like a stack of post-its or a notepad. While flipping through somewhat heavily handedly several pages became loose, weakening the spine and causing more pages to fall out. Hence, 4 stars.
As far as the content, it's great. I'd highly recommend it.
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I'm using this book for a Detective Literature class. It covers the three genres of detective fiction and includes some superb critical essays. The stories are well chosen and the book is laid out well.

I will keep this book and read the rest of it when I get the time.
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This book was bought because I was taking a detective fiction class in school. I have to say I loved this book only because it opened a new world of authors for me that I am slowly trying to read some of their other books. I have to say that there are some stories that are boring or just not good, in my opion but overall i love this book!
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By VK on March 30, 2014
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If I ever get back to reading mysteries A LOT, this can guide in various themes in the genre.
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Nice book! Interesting. Loved the compilation of stories and factual info concerning detective fiction. Great price--killed bookstore price at my college. Happy with this purchase.
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I had to buy this for a class at Temple University, but now that I've read it I would purchase it just for recreation. Very good collection, and nice introductions to each piece.
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