100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction by Salem Press, Fiona Kelleghan, Roger Guenveur Smith

By Salem Press, Fiona Kelleghan, Roger Guenveur Smith

On the grounds that Edgar Allan Poe invented the fashionable secret novel within the mid-19th century, the variety of authors writing during this box has progressively elevated in addition to a requirement for such literature. As a reaction to such development, this article positive factors articles on a hundred of an important writers of the style.

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Mann, Jessica. Deadlier Than the Male: Why Are So Many Respectable English Women So Good at Murder? New York: Macmillan, 1981. Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. : UMI Research Press, 1988. Margery Allingham 7 Pike, B. A. Campion’s Career: A Study of the Novels of Margery Allingham. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987. Rowland, Susan. From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. Symons, Julian.

And Bruce A. Rosenberg. The Spy Story. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Eames, Hugh. : Studies of Problem Solvers, Doyle, Simenon, Hammett, Ambler, Chandler. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1978. Lambert, Gavin. The Dangerous Edge. New York: Grossman, 1976. Lewis, Peter. Eric Ambler. New York: Continuum, 1990. McCormick, Donald. Who’s Who in Spy Fiction. London: Elm Tree Books, 1977. Panek, LeRoy L. The Special Branch: The British Spy Novel, 1890-1980. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1981.

Several of his own novels were adapted into films, as well. Journey Into Fear was filmed in 1942, directed by and starring Orson Welles, and was re-adapted in 1974. Epitaph for a Spy (1938) was adapted to film in 1943 as Hotel Reserve, starring James Mason, and Background to Danger (1943) starred George Raft, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre. The Mask of Dimitrios, starring Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre, was filmed in 1944, and The Light of Day was adapted as Topkapi in 1964. When Ambler resumed writing novels after an eleven-year hiatus, the world had changed radically.

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