Crime Writers Casebook

The authors work as consultants for crime writers and writing groups.

Author: STEPHEN. WADE

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ISBN: 9781847167507

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Page: 250

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A Straightforward Guide to The Crime Writer's Casebook is an essential research companion for all writers of crime fiction and non-fiction. The Crime Writer's Casebook is unique in that it presents first-hand explanations by Stuart Gibbon, a seasoned London Metropolitan Police detective with over 30 years' experience on the force, with additional commentary from Stephen Wade, a crime historian who has published more than 60 books. The authors work as consultants for crime writers and writing groups.

MURDER IN MIND

Author: STEPHEN. WADE

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ISBN: 9780995586178

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Romances from a Detective s Case book by Dick Donovan

This real-life crook-turnedpoliceman persuaded the French police to forgive him
his crimes if, in return, he established a ... There were various other real-life
detectives who inspired all the crime writers, apart from Edinburgh's M'Levy (
1860s).

Author: Bruce Durie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471637883

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Wilkie Collins Vera Caspary and the Evolution of the Casebook Novel

Wilkie Collins has been widely celebrated since his own era for his con- tribution
to mystery fiction. ... diaries into a casebook of witness testimony that functioned
significantly differently from either the novel of letters or trial and police reports.

Author: A.B. Emrys

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular novelists during England’s Victorian era. While Collins scholarship has often focused on social issues, this critical study explores his formal ingenuity, particularly the novel of testimony constructed from epistolary fiction, trial reports and prose monologue. His innovations in form were later mirrored by Vera Caspary, who adapted The Woman in White three times into contemporary fiction. This text explores how the formal dialogue between Collins and Caspary has linked sensation fiction with noir thrillers and film noir.

Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist

James A. Brussel, M.D., a New York City crime-solving psychiatrist discusses six cases.

Author: James Arnold Brussel

Publisher: New English Library

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Category: Crime

Page: 212

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James A. Brussel, M.D., a New York City crime-solving psychiatrist discusses six cases.

Inspector Colbeck s Casebook

About the Author EDWARD MARSTON was born and broughtup inSouth Wales.A
full time writer for over forty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the
theatre, and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749014741

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I’m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.’ ‘Well, he was. You’re after a cunning devil, Inspector - smoke him out.’ An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short stories from the master of historical crime fiction Edward Marston, featuring his quick-witted Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck. In this thrilling selection of stories, a young porter is found dead in a coal tub; Colbeck devises a trap to catch a thief; and a burnt train carriage holds a gruesome secret in a small coastal village. As Colbeck and his trusty aide Sergeant Victor Leeming begin to piece together clues and motives for each crime, it becomes clear the pair must stay a step ahead of the culprits to solve the cases. With a new suspect at every turn, can the duo unearth the real villains? Including ‘The End of the Line’ and ‘The Barber of Ravenglass’, jealousy, vengeance and duplicity all collide in this supercharged anthology, proving once again, that Inspector Colbeck is the master of mysteries.

The Case Book of Jimmy Lavender

MysteriousPress.com. offers readers essential noir and suspense fiction, hard-
boiled crime novels, and the latest thrillers from both debut authors and mystery
masters. Discover classics and new voices, all from one legendary source.

Author: Vincent Starrett

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504065956

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Twelve delightful mystery stories featuring one of the Golden Age’s greatest detectives from the author of Murder in Peking. From their headquarters in Chicago, private investigator Jimmy Lavender, with his trademark lock of white hair, and his sidekick, Gilly, tackle some of the city’s toughest cases. Their assignments have been known to take them all over the country and even to foreign lands. Featured in this volume are twelve of their finest adventures from the 1920s and 30s, including “The Lisping Man,” “Recipe for Murder,” “The Man Who Couldn’t Fly,” “The Sealed Room,” “The Raven’s Claw,” and “The Woman in Black.” Prepare for all the fun and action as Jimmy and Gilly bring criminals to justice.

Crime Fiction

This compilation of essays attempts to trace the reasons behind the ongoing popularity of crime fiction.

Author: Stephen Butler

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631662298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

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This compilation of essays attempts to trace the reasons behind the ongoing popularity of crime fiction. It contains twenty-one original essays written by scholars and practitioners of crime fiction which discuss key concepts in crime fiction studies: generic diversity, the evolution of characters and the growing significance of space and place.

Being A Detective An A z Readers And Writers Guide To Detective Work

Former detective Stuart Gibbon and crime historian Stephen Wade answer these questions in this new companion guide. This new volume provides an ideal companion volume to the authors' previous book, The Crime Writer's Casebook.

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781847168894

Category: Crime writing

Page: 290

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A Straightforward Guide to Being a Detective An A-Z Readers' and Writers' Guide to Detective Work Past and Present is an essential research companion for all writers of crime fiction and non-fiction. In all genres of popular crime writing today, detective characters figure prominently. What is the life of a detective actually like? What was it like in 1890 or 1990? Former detective Stuart Gibbon and crime historian Stephen Wade answer these questions in this new companion guide. This new volume provides an ideal companion volume to the authors' previous book, The Crime Writer's Casebook.

The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi

he Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi (Hanshichi torimonochō) must
certainly be one of the last great, and beloved, works of early-twentieth-century
popular Japanese fiction to find its way into English translation. This fact,
however, in ...

Author: Kidō Okamoto

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824864662

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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That year, quite a shocking incident occurred. . . . So reminisces old Hanshichi in a story from one of Japan’s most beloved works of popular literature, Hanshichi torimonochô. Told through the eyes of a street-smart detective, Okamoto Kidô’s best-known work inaugurated the historical detective genre in Japan, spawning stage, radio, movie, and television adaptations as well as countless imitations. This selection of fourteen stories, translated into English for the first time, provides a fascinating glimpse of life in feudal Edo (later Tokyo) and rare insight into the development of the fledgling Japanese crime novel. Once viewed as an exclusively modern genre derivative of Western fiction, crime fiction and its place in the Japanese popular imagination were forever changed by Kidô’s "unsung Sherlock Holmes." These stories—still widely read today—are crucial to our understanding of modern Japan and its aspirations toward a literature that steps outside the shadow of the West to stand on its own.

Fyodor Dostoevsky s Crime and Punishment

The novel is examined from various perspectives - literary influences, the role of the city, artistic structure, the hero's psychology and the novel's philosophical and religious connotations.

Author: Richard Arthur Peace

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195175622

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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This casebook brings together seminal essays on Crime and Punishment by American, British and Russian scholars, and reflects both classical and more recent critical opinion. The novel is examined from various perspectives - literary influences, the role of the city, artistic structure, the hero's psychology and the novel's philosophical and religious connotations.

The Feisty Professor s Casebook

Mm. Well we have some books on classic cars, a few books on travel, books on
World War Two, and a shelf full of crime novels. Mm. Crime novels. I wonder
which of the Bratbys is interested in those? Prof scans the room again. No framed
 ...

Author: Trev Haymer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326559648

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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She is back! The intrepid Professor returns in a collection of new mystery cases. Bridlington author Trev Haymer presents his second collection of cases investigated by the Feisty Professor. She is a red-haired young lady in her early thirties who is a Professor of Archaeology and Forensics and who assists the cash-strapped local police force. Known as Prof the tenacious Professor wears designer clothes she bids for on the internet. Prof has a sidekick, Stanley, who is a metal detectorist. Most of these eight cases are set in Prof's base of Bretelton, an east coast seaside resort, with the occasional foray elsewhere. The cases are spiked with danger but also spiced with humour.

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

Dorothy Sayers's pioneering introduction to Great Short Stories of Detection,
Mystery and Horror (First Series, 1928), despite some inspired howlers, is
essential reading; Raymond Chandler's riposte, 'The Simple Art of Murder' (1944)
, ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019150078X

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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In The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes we read the last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murder weapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological tragedies whose consequences are unravelled by the mind of Holmes before the eyes of Watson. That said, the collection also includes some of the best turns of wit in the series, and indeed in the whole of English literature. The editor of this volume, W.W. Robson, is Emeritus David Masson, Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and the author of Modern English Literature. The general editor of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes, Owen Dudley Edwards, is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh and author of The Quest for Sherlock Holmes. A Biographical Study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The McGovan Casebook

It was followed by Strange Clues and Solved Mysteries. Encouraged by the success of these books, which by 1884 had sold 25,000 copies and been translated into French and German, the author produced a fourth, Traced and Tracked.

Author: James McGovan

Publisher: Mercat Press Books

ISBN: 9781841830506

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Almost twenty years after the publication of Detective James McLevy's memoirs there appeared in Edinburgh a series of volumes purporting to be the autobiographical writings of another policeman from the city, James McGovan. The first was Brought to Bay, or Experiences of a City Detective, which was issued by the Edinburgh Publishing Company in 1878. It was followed by Strange Clues and Solved Mysteries. Encouraged by the success of these books, which by 1884 had sold 25,000 copies and been translated into French and German, the author produced a fourth, Traced and Tracked. Despite their apparent authenticity, which was unquestioned either by the general public or the press of the day, these volumes were all the work of a musician and writer called William Crawford Honeyman. Doubtless inspired by McLevy, Honeyman created a character who can lay claim to being one of the first detectives in crime fiction. James McGovan walks the same Edinburgh beat as his real-life predecessor, shares his dry sense of humour and, like McLevy, never fails to get a conviction. According to present-day crime novelist Alannah Knight: "Honeyman found a gold mine in McLevy's forgotten books. He lent the professional writer's touch, an air of sophisticaton and added literary embellishment". The books will almost certainly have been known to the young Arthur Conan Doyle, who was a student in Edinburgh in the 1870s and published his first Sherlock Holmes story in 1887. Hugely popular in their time—The Scotsman raved: "Nowhere in the English language, so far as we know, are there any detective stories which can equal these for interest and genuine ability", and to the People's Friend he was "the very Dickens of detectives"—the McGovan books are now all but forgotten. American crime writer Ellery Queen was a famous admirer, and ranked the stories alongside the works of Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie as amongst the best in the detective genre.

The Casebook of Forensic Detection

In any book of this kind the role of the writer is but a contributory part; most of the
credit is due to the selfless support I received on ... As always, David Andersen
shared his encyclopedic knowledge of crime and his enviable book collection.

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440620539

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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“Brilliant and persistent scientific work that brought murderers like John List, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey MacDonald to justice.”—Publishers Weekly “Landmarks of forensic science [that] are representative of the evolution of the discipline and its increasingly prominent role in crime solving.”—Library Journal Modern ballistics and the infamous Sacco and Vanzetti case. DNA analysis and the 20th century’s most wanted criminal—the hunt for Josef Mengele. “The Iceman”—a contract killer and one-man murder machine. Scientific analysis and history’s greatest publishing fraud—the Hitler Diaries. How the “perfect crime” can land you in prison. In a world so lawless that crimes must be prioritized, some cases still stand out—not only for their depravity but as landmarks of criminal detection. Updated with new material, this collection of 100 groundbreaking cases vividly depicts the horrendous crimes, colorful detectives, and grueling investigations that shaped the science of forensics. In concise, fascinating detail, Colin Evans shows how far we’ve come from Sherlock Holmes’s magnifying glass. Although no crime in this book is ordinary, many of the perpetrators are notorious: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, John List, Bruno Hauptmann, Jeffrey Macdonald, Wayne Williams. Along with the cases solved, fifteen forensic techniques are covered—including fingerprinting, ballistics, toxicology, DNA analysis, and psychological profiling. Many of these are crime fighting “firsts” that have increased the odds that today’s techno sleuths will get the bad guys, clear the innocent—and bring justice to the victims and their families.

The Allingham Case book

Author: Margery Allingham

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140231526

Category: Campion, Albert (Fictitious character)

Page: 221

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The Files of Ms Tree The Mike Mist case book

Somehow I managed not to give up , even at the University of Iowa ' s Writers
Workshop where certain teachers and ... I did a couple of books about a
character called Mallory , a mystery writer in a small town in lowa ( where do you
get your ...

Author: Dave Sim

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780919359055

Category: Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

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Jack the Ripper

The definitive work on Jack the Ripper and the various theories from the time of the murders to the present day

Author: Richard Whittington-Egan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445617862

Category: True Crime

Page: 328

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The definitive work on Jack the Ripper and the various theories from the time of the murders to the present day

The Third Pig Detective Agency The Complete Casebook

The collected hard-boiled cases of nursery rhyme-noir with Detective Harry Pigg. Contains The Third Pig Detective, The Ho Ho Ho Mystery and The Curds and Whey Mystery.

Author: Bob Burke

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007532253

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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The collected hard-boiled cases of nursery rhyme-noir with Detective Harry Pigg. Contains The Third Pig Detective, The Ho Ho Ho Mystery and The Curds and Whey Mystery.

Hercule Poirot s Casebook

This anthology brings together the complete collection of fifty stories Christie wrote about the dapper detective with the egg-shaped head and the huge black mustache

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

ISBN: 9780396084174

Category: Fiction

Page: 860

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This anthology brings together the complete collection of fifty stories Christie wrote about the dapper detective with the egg-shaped head and the huge black mustache