A Companion to Crime Fiction
Charles J. Rzepka, Lee Horsley
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 21, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 648 pages
A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day
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