The Detective as Historian: History and Art in Historical Crime Fiction, Volume 1

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Ray B. Browne, Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr
Popular Press, Jun 15, 2000 - Fiction - 310 pages
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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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About the author (2000)

Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.

LAWRENCE A. KREISER JR. is an independent scholar.

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