The life of crime

Martin Edwards

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Now revised and expanded for its first paperback publication, The Life of Crime was the winner of four major prizes for the best critical/biographical book related to crime fiction: the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and H.R.F. Keating Awards; and was shortlisted for both the Agatha and Gold Dagger Awards

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Now revised and expanded for its first paperback publication, The Life of Crime was the winner of four major prizes for the best critical/biographical book related to crime fiction: the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and H.R.F. Keating Awards; and was shortlisted for both the Agatha and Gold Dagger Awards

In this groundbreaking history of crime fiction, acclaimed expert Martin Edwards traces the evolution of the genre from the eighteenth century to the present, offering a brand-new perspective on the world’s most popular form of storytelling.

?The Life of Crime is the result of a lifetime of reading and enjoying all types of mystery fiction from around the world. Martin Edwards has drawn on his experience as an award-winning novelist to capture the breadth and complexity of crime writing, telling the story of the genre’s development and evolution in a way that will fascinate and entertain anyone who delights in a good mystery.

With crime fiction being read more widely than ever, The Life of Crime reveals the writers’ secrets and the ups and downs of their literary lives with insight, compassion and wit. This definitive distillation of more than two centuries of extraordinary books and authors into one coherent history is an extraordinary feat and makes compelling reading.

‘Martin Edwards is the closest thing there has been to a philosopher of crime writing’ THE TIMES

Additional information

Weight 0.62 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 5.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

736

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

809.3872 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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