A Connecticut Gumshoe in King Arthur s Court

Sam Sparrow was a lousy cop.

Author: Randy McCharles


ISBN: 9781989407233


Page: 340

View: 635

Sam Sparrow was a lousy cop. He's a worse private eye. But when the magician Merlin magicks him away from Hartford, Connecticut to work cases in King Arthur's Court, it may be just what Sam needs to address his trust issues while at the same time proving himself worthy of his elusive idol, Sam Spade.

Gumshoe America

... ''This King Business,'' a satirical revision of the turn-of-the-century adventure novels, like Richard Harding Davis's Soldier of Fortune or, more famously, Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, that depicted the ...

Author: Sean McCann

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822380560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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In Gumshoe America Sean McCann offers a bold new account of the hard-boiled crime story and its literary and political significance. Illuminating a previously unnoticed set of concerns at the heart of the fiction, he contends that mid-twentieth-century American crime writers used the genre to confront and wrestle with many of the paradoxes and disappointments of New Deal liberalism. For these authors, the same contradictions inherent in liberal democracy were present within the changing literary marketplace of the mid-twentieth-century United States: the competing claims of the elite versus the popular, the demands of market capitalism versus conceptions of quality, and the individual versus a homogenized society. Gumshoe America traces the way those problems surfaced in hard-boiled crime fiction from the1920s through the 1960s. Beginning by using a forum on the KKK in the pulp magazine Black Mask to describe both the economic and political culture of pulp fiction in the early twenties, McCann locates the origins of the hard-boiled crime story in the genre’s conflict with the racist antiliberalism prominent at the time. Turning his focus to Dashiell Hammett’s career, McCann shows how Hammett’s writings in the late 1920s and early 1930s moved detective fiction away from its founding fables of social compact to the cultural alienation triggered by a burgeoning administrative state. He then examines how Raymond Chandler’s fiction, unlike Hammett’s, idealized sentimental fraternity, echoing the communitarian appeals of the late New Deal. Two of the first crime writers to publish original fiction in paperback—Jim Thompson and Charles Willeford—are examined next in juxtaposition to the popularity enjoyed by their contemporaries Mickey Spillane and Ross Macdonald. The stories of the former two, claims McCann, portray the decline of the New Deal and the emergence of the rights-based liberalism of the postwar years and reveal new attitudes toward government: individual alienation, frustration with bureaucratic institutions, and dissatisfaction with the growing vision of America as a meritocracy. Before concluding, McCann turns to the work of Chester Himes, who, in producing revolutionary hard-boiled novels, used the genre to explore the changing political significance of race that accompanied the rise of the Civil Rights movement in the late 1950s and the 1960s. Combining a striking reinterpretation of the hard-boiled crime story with a fresh view of the political complications and cultural legacies of the New Deal, Gumshoe America will interest students and fans of the genre, and scholars of American history, culture, and government.

AB Negative

Keep an eye out for his Chandleresque Twain homage A Connecticut Gumshoe in King Arthur's Court. Check him out at http://www.randymccharles.com Susan Calder is the author of Deadly Fall, the first in her Paula Savard mystery series.

Author: Axel Howerton

Publisher: Coffin Hop Press

ISBN: 0994737815

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 332

AB NEGATIVE Where the blood runs black as oil… 14 Choice Cuts from Alberta’s best crime and genre writers, playing in their own back yard. Canadian crime at it's best! Featuring new fiction from: Jayne Barnard (The Evil Eye Of Africa) Robert Bose (nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre) Susan Calder (Deadly Fall) Dwayne E. Clayden (Crisis Point) Therese Greenwood (Dead In The Water) Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra) Janice MacDonald (Randy Craig mystery series) Randy McCharles (The Necromancer Candle) Brent Nichols (War Of The Necromancer series) Al Onia (Javenny) R. Overwater (Tall Tales Of The Weird West) Sharon Wildwind (Some Welcome Home) S.G. Wong (Die On Your Feet) and Kevin P. Thornton (World Enough And Crime)

Cyborgs Santa Claus and Satan

He enlists the help of sexy fellow gumshoe Bentley to crack the case—and a romance develops. ... Hollywood resolution to time-travel romances and the like—Bing Crosby's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court uses it, for instance).

Author: Fraser A. Sherman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476611017

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 715

In the three decades since the first SF film produced for television—1968’s Shadow on the Land—nearly 600 films initially released to television have had science fiction, fantasy, or horror themes. Featuring superheroes, monsters, time travel, and magic, these films range from the phenomenal to the forgettable, from low-budget to blockbuster. Information on all such American releases from 1968 through 1998 is collected here. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, qualitative commentary, and notes of interest on aspects of the film. Appendices provide a list of other films that include some science fiction, horror, or fantasy elements; a film chronology; and a guide to alternate titles.

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 1993

Author: VideoHound Staff


ISBN: 9780810394254

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1400

View: 490

The people have spoken--and it's thumbs-up for Video Hound! With 21,000 videos reviewed and rated, this is "the best darn video-movie guide there is". (The Niagara Gizette). Used as the database of choice for Blockbuster Video's new "Movie Guide".

Video Hound s Golden Movie Retriever 1991

Russell Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 78 Autumn Russell Zombies of Mora Tau '57 Ruggles ... '66 Doctors ' Wives '70 Gumshoe '72 Invitation to a Gunfighter 64 L.A. Bad '85 Missing '82 Swimmer , The 68 Word ...

Author: David J Weiner

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9780810394049

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1244

View: 839

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 1996

... Anatomy '89 Ruby in Paradise '93 Sleep with Me '94 Virginia Field A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 49 ... The Death of Adolf Hitler '84 Enigma '82 The Four Musketeers 75 Gumshoe '72 In the Secret State Lifeforce '85 The ...

Author: VideoHound Editors


ISBN: 9780787606268

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1600

View: 536

USA Today gave it a 4-star rating, the Houston Chronicle called it "by far the best" and the New York Times says the "Hound takes the lead in a blaze of supplemental lists". The new 1996 edition of America's favorite guide to movies on video offers over 22,000 video reviews, including 1,000 new reviews.

Halliwell s Film Video Guide 2004

Stephen Frears Gumshoe 71. The Hit 84. My Beautiful Laundrette 85. Prick up Your Ears 87 . ... A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 49. The Fireball 50. Cause for Alarm 51 . ... Cattle King 63 . Hugo Fregonese One Way Street 50.

Author: Leslie Halliwell


ISBN: 9780007167128

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1012

View: 476

This guide to the film industry from the 1900s to the present day has now been updated with John Walker's critiques of the films that have been turning heads in 2002/3. It delivers all the cast and crew credits, fun trivia and behind-the-scenes information you need on thousands of movies (over 23,000) including hundreds of new ones. This perennial guide also includes plot synopses and critical evaluations, as well as video cassette, laser disc and DVD availability. Reader friendly icons denote films suitable for family viewing, Academy Award Winners and nominees, soundtrack availability and video format compatibility. The guide also contains lists of four-star and three-star films by title and year.

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 1995

Author: Martin Connors


ISBN: 9780810391352

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1574

View: 936

Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors

The Video Source Book

... Harry and the Hendersons Mark Twain's A Connecticut Kristin Rudrud Yankee in King Arthur's Court Fargo The Object of ... 3 Gumshoe Invitation to a Gunfighter L.A. Bad Missing The Swimmer The Word Francis X. Rullan Do - It - Yourself ...

Author: David J. WEINER


ISBN: 9780787634117

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

View: 258

Video Movie Guide 1991

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345369451

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1515

View: 625

Video Movie Guide 1992

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345373458

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1514

View: 112

Video Movie Guide 1993

Author: Mick Martin


ISBN: 9780345379443

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1578

View: 205

Gumshoe Gorilla


Author: Keith Hartman

Publisher: Meisha Merlin Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 267


Video Source Book

... Luisa Maneri A Young Connecticut Yankee Dawn La Cage aux Folles in King Arthur's Court Don Quixote Young Ivanhoe ... Earl & Me Pope - King The Princess Who Never Fury on Wheels Nudo di Donna Laughed The Gumshoe Kid Spaghetti House ...



ISBN: 9781414406299

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

View: 816

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.

The Complete Index to British Sound Film Since 1928

Author: Alan Goble

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 910

View: 848

From the editor of the Complete Index to World Film comes an equally comprehensive, if specialized, sourcebook on the output of the British film industry in the sound era. A vast range of theatrical styles and talents are covered in II fast-access indexes, including: -- 12,900 film entries with information on title, year, director(s), actor(s), type of film, length, alternative title, production/releasing company, and coproducing countries -- 3,900 directors -- 24,600 actors -- 1,100 cinematographers -- 1,200 composers -- 2,400 authors whose literary works were adapted to the screen

Video Hounds Golden Movie Retrievee

... Laundrette '85 Gumshoe '72 Riccardo ( Robert Hampton ) Freda ( 1909-99 ) The Ghost 63 Devil of the Desert Against ... Alarm '51 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 49 The Postman Always Rings Twice 46 The Valley of Decision ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781578591206


Page: 1800

View: 192

Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on video and a multitude of cross-referencing within its 10 primary indexes, this new edition includes 1,000 new movies (23,000 in all), expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories.

Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos 1996

... The Naked City , The None But Musketeers , The O Gumshoe I'll Never the Lonely Heart Pacific Liner Plough Forget ... Murder on the Orient The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Express Night Must Fall Orphans Pi- Court Crosswinds ...

Author: Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation

Publisher: Island Books

ISBN: 9780440221142

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1586

View: 558

With over 300 new entries added since the 1995 edition, this ultimate video guidebook for all video viewers gives a clear plot summary of each film, an MPAA rating, and extensive indices. From new releases to classics, foreign films to children's viewing, this reference contains over 20,000 entries of films available on video.

Time Out Film Guide

Frears , Stephen Accidental Hero ; Bloody Kids ; Dangerous Liaisons ; Grifters , The ; Gumshoe ; Hit , The ; Mr Jolly Lives ... China Seas ; Taube in der Connecticut Yankee in King Beethovenstrasse ) ; Fixed Arthur's Court , A ( aka A ...

Author: John Pym

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 9780140246766

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 999

View: 375

Videohound s Golden Movie Retriever 2005

... Midnight Cabaret '90 Girls of the White Orchid '85 The Assignment '78 The Bitch '78 Gumshoe '72 The Ruling Class ... Brooms '02 The Triangle 01 The Girl Next Door '98 A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court '95 Vicellous ...

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787674700

Category: Music

Page: 1655

View: 579

Reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.