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Deadlier Than The Male: An Investigation into Feminine Crime Writing

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by Jessica Mann
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Deadlier Than The Male: An Investigation into Feminine Crime Writing by Jessica Mann

Why are English women so good at murder? Among the books which have survived for more than half a century, always in print and always in demand, are the murder mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and other women writers. Yet their male competitors are mostly forgotten. What is it about these womens' work that has kept it alive? And what was it about the authors that gave them such violent or cunning imaginations, always hidden behind the most respectable of facades? In this book, first published in 1981, Jessica Mann brings the perception of a fellow crime writer to her investigation of her predecessors' lives and work. She discusses the changes in the mystery form over the years, and its enduring worldwide popularity, in a book that was described by one critic as "obligatory reading for any reader of crime fiction", and of which another wrote "I cannot recall a better work of criticism devoted to the crime story."

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Ebook Details
Pages: 244
Size: 2.2 MB
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781783016273 (EPUB)

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