By Charles J. Rzepka,Lee Horsley
- A choice of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a staff of major students around the globe make this Companion the definitive advisor to crime fiction
- Follows the improvement of the style from its origins within the eighteenth century via to its extraordinary cutting-edge popularity
- Features full-length severe essays at the most important authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways that they've got formed and motivated the field
- Includes wide references to the main updated scholarship, and a finished bibliography
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