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Great detective stories of the world

Joseph Lewis French

Great detective stories of the world

by Joseph Lewis French

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Published by Dial in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Joseph Lewis French.
The Physical Object
Pagination[3 v. in 1].
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22904389M
OCLC/WorldCa13171889

In the world of literature, detective series books have always proved to be exceedingly popular and addictive. This article comprises of the popular detective fiction which are in the form of a series of books or a collection of short stories.   The body of this novel takes the form of a story narrated by a retired detective to an author of crime fiction. The detective’s goal is to demonstrate how far-fetched most crime novels are. Setting aside the meta-commentary on the genre, the story itself is a compelling account of a detective whose obsession with a case leads him into.

About Detective Stories. Now, in the appealing and collectible Pocket Classics format, an anthology of beloved, classic detective stories—riveting and irresistibly addictive tales . Yet the detective story has kept its hold; had even, in the two decades between the great wars, become more popular than ever before; and there is, I believe, a deep reason for this.

By: Julian Hawthorne, editor The Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories is a six-volume edition, which contains one hundred and one tales written by authors as diverse and separated by history as Pliny the Younger (first century AD), Voltaire (17th century) and Guy de Maupassant (19th century) and also from different parts of the world. The book is a series of stories about individual master criminals who are eventually beaten by a master detective. What is important about Les Voleurs (or The Thieves), apart from its being one of the first books about a detective, is that, in it, Vidocq considers criminals to be victims of a society that has ceased to care about the poor or.


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