By Julian Symons
This revised and up-to-date learn of crime fiction incorporates a unique postscript which bargains with the latest paintings of British crime writers, together with P.D. James and Ruth Rendall, writing as Barbara Vine, and considers American traits in crime writing over the last decade by way of writers similar to James Ellroy and Thomas Harris. Umberto Eco's "The identify of the Rose" and different books like Paul Auster's "New York Trilogy", which deal with the crime tale as a metaphysical funny story, additionally are available in for sharp remark. In 1990, Julian Symonds was once presented the Cartier Diamond Dagger for companies to crime literature.
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Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History by Julian Symons