This revised and updated study of crime fiction contains a detailed postscript which deals with the most recent work of British crime writers, including P.D. James and Ruth Rendall, writing as Barbara Vine, and considers American trends in crime writing over the past decade by writers such as James Ellroy and Thomas Harris. Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" and other books like Paul Auster's "New York Trilogy", which treat the crime story as a metaphysical joke, also come in for sharp comment. In 1990, Julian Symonds was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger for services to crime literature.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In celebration of distinguished author/critic Julian Symons' 80th year, here is the third and final revised edition of his classic history of mystery fiction. The views expressed here are as candid as ever. One bestselling writer is called unreadable, another compared to writers of strip cartoon stories. But the general tone is warmly appreciative of every sort of book within the genre. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140072632
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