To pursue his secret has something of the fascination of a detective story
. It is a riddle which shares with the universe the merit of having no answer.
"Like a good detective story
myself," remarked Miss Howard.
Frederic Dannay, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Story
In the theory of crime literature one usually makes a distinction between the crime novel and the detective story
. In the crime novels the plot is based on the conflict between characters, which have a complete different relationship to the principles of law and order.
Desert Remains provides a fine Gus Parker and Alex Mills novel replete with mystery, a detective story
, and the unusual pairing of a psychic and a well-read homicide detective who stalk a psychopath through the desert.
This is a lively and thoughtful hybrid of detective story
and psychological literary fiction.
It's a very interesting thing that Mankell puts dementia into a detective story
, when sometimes the identification of Alzheimer's or dementia is, in itself, a detective story
The roots of the detective story
, he said, run to Poe's fascination with scientific thinking.
Chesterton and the Detective Story
" by Dale Alquist explains the importance of Chesterton's writings to the history of the genre.
Edgar Award finalist Keigo Higashino presents Malice: A Mystery, a detective story
set in modern Japan, now available as an unabridged audiobook.
Japanese culture blends with a fascinating saga to make for a different blend of science fiction and detective story
The children, aged between seven and 10, from schools around Newcastle, were asked to write a detective story
titled Death on the Tyne.