detective novel

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Noun1.detective novel - novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end
novel - an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
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She has also published work on contemporary British literature and detective fiction, as well as her own poetry.
Brookside star Dean Johnson revealed how his off-screen interests involved organising murder mystery weekends, due to his love of detective fiction.
Critique: The late Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (1889-1955) was an American novelist and short story writer who primarily wrote detective novels in the hard-boiled school of detective fiction.
While at first glanct an essay collection focusing on Christianity and detective fiction may seem outside of the scope of a journal about fantasy and the Inklings, this book actually has quite a bit to offer.
Talking about Detective Fiction originated in 2006 when the Bodleian Library at Oxford University asked her to help support its activities by writing a volume on the mystery.
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber, 1987) Cheating, perhaps - three novels for the price of one, but City of Glass, Ghosts and The Locked Room are now in a single volume, and cumulatively do for detective fiction what the best writers of historical fiction have done for their genre.
The reason for this particular selection is that the identified narratives established and consolidated the genre of detective fiction--and in doing so, determined the form of much of the detective fiction that was to follow.
The Champions was a British espionage/science fiction/occult detective fiction adventure series consisting of 30 episodes shown on ITV between 1968–1969 Bastedo starred as Sharron Macready – along with actors Stuart Damon and William Gaunt – as agents for a United Nations law enforcement organisation Nemesis, based in Geneva.
Georgette Heyer (16 August 1902-4 July 1974) was a prolific British historical romance and detective fiction novelist.
The topics include why Chesterton loved London, a singularly plural approach to the Chestertonian city, adverts and sacraments in his London; Arthur Machen, Childe Roland, homosociality, the romance of burglary, urban recreation in his detective fiction, his urban modernism, and distributism and the city.
Even going back to the Golden Age of Abba and Bjorn Borg, everything Scandinavian is pretty cool, more so lately with all the brilliant detective fiction, let alone the stunning Borgen series on the life of a Danish woman Prime Minister (not the real one, Neil Kinnock's daughter-in-law Helle Thorning Schmidt).
writing of detective fiction for the reason that she could not conceive