The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (Rough Guide Reference) (2020)

The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (Rough Guide Reference) Barry Forshaw Ian Rankin Rough Guides The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction Rough Guide Reference The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world s most popular literary genre The insider s book recommends over cla
  • Title: The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (Rough Guide Reference)
  • Author: Barry Forshaw Ian Rankin Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 9781843536543
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (Rough Guide Reference) Barry Forshaw Ian Rankin Rough Guides The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world s most popular literary genre The insider s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall You ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, sThe Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world s most popular literary genre The insider s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall You ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams l the evidence that counts
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  1. J.

    A book that covers all the aspects of Mysteries, Crime, Noir, Suspense, etc that this one hopes to survey must either be very long, or a beginners guide, if as brief and slender as this one There is the perfunctory mention of the usual suspects, Christie, Conan Doyle, Chandler, et al, but there is hardly any depth to speak of There are even mentions of not so well known original movers like Erskine Childers, and Wilkie Collins, although without individual book entries Funny thing Funnier thing, [...]

  2. Monique

    The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction is a fantastic way of deciding where you are going to start reading in the wide world of crime fiction I considered myself well read in crime, with an already large personal crime library, but once I read this little book I realised how much I was missing As I read through this guide, I made a list of all the authors I wanted to investigate This is how I discovered 1930 s Margery Allingham, GK Chesterton and Dorothy Sayers It also supported opinions of my friends [...]

  3. Julie

    Helpful guide to all things crime and mystery related vignettes about popular and not so popular authors and books, with sidebars of Top 5 lists and film adaptations Explores the whole culture of crime fiction in depth and leaves no subgenre untouched This is a handy reference for librarians who need a quick reference about an unfamiliar author, or for readers who want to explore further than their favorites in the genre Short but comprehensive entries.

  4. Sylvester Kuo

    A pretty handy guide for those interested in discovering some of the most representative crime novels It breaks down the genre into noir, espionage, psychological thriller, serial killer, historical crime, murder mystery, etc I am not sure if the selections are the best but it s pretty comprehensive.

  5. rabbitprincess

    This is certainly a very comprehensive book It was reviewed on this blog, and I thought it would be a good source for some new mystery reads, even if I am already suffering under the weight of a massive TBR list already And since I d like to think I m fairly knowledgeable about the genre, I thought it would be neat to see what recommended books I d already read, and what the book had to say about my favourite authors not to mention what books would be recommended for said authors.There are a tot [...]

  6. Michael Smith

    Any heavy reader enjoys finding a new source for authors and titles There are the usual literary and professional library serials, but for targeted recommendations you really need a book, and I m always on the look out for new ones This small volume is recent enough to include newer authors, which is always useful Its nearly 300 pages are divided thematically, so selected titles by a given author may appear scattered throughout the book Forshaw, who edits Crime Time magazine, is first and foremo [...]

  7. Kestrell

    If you wanta basic but wide ranging introduction to crime fiction, which can include such subgenres as the Golden Age mysteries of Sayers and Christie, classic and neonoir, police procedurals, amateur sleuths, legal and spy thrillers, and international crime writers, this book provides a solid start An additional plus for me was it includes brief but relevant reviews of the classic films based upon many of the novels There are academic books and books which are in depth on specific subgenres, [...]

  8. Shonna Froebel

    This small book is a guide for readers of crime fiction, giving historic origins, early examples of different types, and summaries of modern examples I found it interesting in that it gave examples of titles, rather than authors, recognizing that authors may write than one type of crime fiction I got a full page of books I want to read from it, and saw many I ve already enjoyed Of course, it is not all inclusive and there were some favourites that I would have liked to see here that were missed [...]

  9. Ruth

    c2007 Great little book that reminded me of some of the best Crime Fiction that I have read It also alerted me to some new to me writers so sadly the amount owed in reservation fees to the library has just gone up again

  10. Brian

    Who thinks any book is amazing Anyhoo,gonna read this again.I m always finding new authors or works to chase up.

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