The Detective as Historian: History and Art in Historical Crime Fiction, Volume 1
Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr
Popular Press, Jun 15, 2000 - Fiction - 310 pages
Readers of detective stories are turning more toward historical crime fiction to learn both what everyday life was like in past societies and how society coped with those who broke the laws and restrictions of the times. The crime fiction treated here ranges from ancient Egypt through classical Greece and Rome; from medieval and renaissance China and Europe through nineteenth-century England and America.
†††††† Topics include: Ellis Peterís Brother Cadfael; Umberto Ecoís Name of the Rose; Susanna Gregoryís Doctor Matthew Bartholomew; Peter Heckís Mark Twain as detective; Anne Perry and her Victorian-era world; Caleb Carrís works; and Elizabeth Peterís Egyptologist-adventurer tales.
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I found this a very enjoyable book, and sometimes gripping book. It was even interesting to read about series that I don't read or don't like, just to read the author's take on the series and the time period. In the most interesting articles, the authors analyze usually one, but sometimes two series in terms of the skill with which the author evokes the historical setting, as well as the quality of writing. There were one or two duds that went off into Foucaultian analysis or the like, but I think that most people who enjoy historical mysteries would enjoy this book. And they might find some new series, as well.
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Hugh Corbett SecretAgent and ProblemSolver
The Name of the Rose
Detection in the Italian Renaissance
The Case of Richard III
A Genealogy of Detection in the Eighteenth Century
An EighteenthCentury Midwife
Where Have All the Dandies Gone?
Mark Twain as Detective
Victorian Tstorian and Murdermonger
No Cribbing on History
The Saga of the Dutchman
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