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The Resource In the beginning : first novels in mystery series, edited by Mary Jean DeMarr

In the beginning : first novels in mystery series, edited by Mary Jean DeMarr

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In the beginning : first novels in mystery series
Title
In the beginning
Title remainder
first novels in mystery series
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary Jean DeMarr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume contains fourteen essays by authoritative academics studying the field of mystery and detection fiction. The essays all concentrate on the first novels in established series, analyzing ways in which the opening books of the series do or do not create patterns followed in succeeding novels. Some of the essays comment in detail on the formulae adopted by the particular author, setting the earliest in a context. Others concentrate more on analysis of the subject novel itself, indicating more briefly how that book relates to those which follow it. Some discuss such questions as what exactly is the first novel in some rather complex series and in several cases more than one initiating book is discussed. No attempt has been made to include consideration of a representative sample of the various types of detective series, but a variety of authors is covered, ranging from such classics as Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and Dorothy L. Sayers, to more recent authors like James McClure, Joseph Hansen, and Colin Dexter. Male and female writers and detectives, gay and straight, majority and minority detectives are included, and traditional, hard-boiled, police-procedural subgenres are represented
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1932-
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DeMarr, Mary Jean
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  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Popular literature
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Series (Publications)
  • Openings (Rhetoric)
Label
In the beginning : first novels in mystery series, edited by Mary Jean DeMarr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dorothy L. Sayers : from first to last / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- The first Campion novel / Paula M. Woods -- Reading Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series : the thirteen problems / Marty S. Knepper -- Enter the fat man : Rex Stout's Fer-de-lance / Frederick Isaac -- Ngaio Marsh's Roderick Alleyn / MaryKay Mahoney -- The first six in a series : Nicholas Blake / Mary P. Freier -- Mike Shayne : a series starts and restarts / Sharon A. Russell -- Cop hater : gateway to the 87th Precinct / George N. Dove -- Elizabeth Linington - a.k.a. Dell Shannon : creation of a formula / Mary Jean DeMarr -- P.D. James's Adam Dalglish series / Joan G. Kotker -- The professor tells a story : Kate Fansler / Lois A. Marchino -- Fadeout : Dave Brandstetter's first case / Landon Burns -- "And the first shall be last" : James McClure's Kramer and Zondi series / Don Wall -- Paradigm established, paradigm surpassed : Colin Dexter's Last bus to Woodstock / William Reynolds
Control code
31412111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780879726737
Lccn
94023676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1669272
Label
In the beginning : first novels in mystery series, edited by Mary Jean DeMarr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dorothy L. Sayers : from first to last / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- The first Campion novel / Paula M. Woods -- Reading Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series : the thirteen problems / Marty S. Knepper -- Enter the fat man : Rex Stout's Fer-de-lance / Frederick Isaac -- Ngaio Marsh's Roderick Alleyn / MaryKay Mahoney -- The first six in a series : Nicholas Blake / Mary P. Freier -- Mike Shayne : a series starts and restarts / Sharon A. Russell -- Cop hater : gateway to the 87th Precinct / George N. Dove -- Elizabeth Linington - a.k.a. Dell Shannon : creation of a formula / Mary Jean DeMarr -- P.D. James's Adam Dalglish series / Joan G. Kotker -- The professor tells a story : Kate Fansler / Lois A. Marchino -- Fadeout : Dave Brandstetter's first case / Landon Burns -- "And the first shall be last" : James McClure's Kramer and Zondi series / Don Wall -- Paradigm established, paradigm surpassed : Colin Dexter's Last bus to Woodstock / William Reynolds
Control code
31412111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780879726737
Lccn
94023676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1669272

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