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Footprints, a smoking revolver, broken glass . . . Whodunit? Get to the bottom of things with Max Allan Collins, who puts the enigmatic, endlessly ...Show synopsisFootprints, a smoking revolver, broken glass . . . Whodunit? Get to the bottom of things with Max Allan Collins, who puts the enigmatic, endlessly fascinating world of the mystery genre under the magnifying glass in "The History of Mystery." Collins tracks the modern detective story from its birth in Allan Pinkerton's Memoirs to its fullest flowering in the fiction of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross MacDonald. En route, Collins explores the rich narrative and visual history of detective comics and the legacy of mystery in radio, television, and film noir. Arguably the most comprehensive survey ever published, "The History of Mystery" is sure to please the most discriminating sleuth.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in good dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards....Very good in good dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. 375 p. Contains: Illustrations. Art Fiction. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Good. Dust Cover Missing. Only lightly used. Book has minimal...Good. Dust Cover Missing. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
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Description:Oversized pictorial boards in dust jacket. Light shelfwear. Very...Oversized pictorial boards in dust jacket. Light shelfwear. Very good. Large 4to. 144pp., bibliography, index. Illustrated throughout with color artwork and cover reproductions. From Edgar Allan Poe and the Murders in the Rue Morgue to contemporary detectives such as Earl Emerson's Thomas Black, Max Allan Collins neatly exposes the field of the mystery-stories, novels, and comic strips. Chapters are devoted to pulp fiction, Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, detective comics, Agatha Chrsitie, "dilettante detectives", Ellery Queen, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, and more. A beautifully-presented work, with a die-cut dust jacket in which a magnifying glass exposes the cover beneath. NOTE: this is an oversized volume, approx. 12 x 12 inches, and weighs 3.5 pounds; shipping outside the US will require additional postage.
Description:Illustrated. Very good minus, corners lightly bumped. Quarto,...Illustrated. Very good minus, corners lightly bumped. Quarto, Lightly edgeworn jacket. This oversize book may require extra shipping for priority and international orders.
Description:196 pages, numerous illustrations, most in color, including...196 pages, numerous illustrations, most in color, including photos of dust jackets, brief bibliography, index; folio, blue boards, pictorial front cover. Fine; dust jacket fine, die-cut circle for magnifying glass front.
Description:As New in Very Good dust jacket. 1888054530. This book is in...As New in Very Good dust jacket. 1888054530. This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. Appears to have been gently used. Inside pages are clean.; Art Fiction Series; 0.9 x 12 x 11.2 Inches; 196 pages.
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