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To judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the craft of detective writing and sharing her personal thoughts and observations on one of the most popular and enduring forms of literature, P. D. James examines the challenges, achievements and potential of a genre which has fascinated her for nearly fifty years as a novelist. P. D. James explores the metamorphosis of a genre which has gripped and entertained the popular imagination like no other type of novel. Written by the author widely regarded as the queen of the detective novel, this book is sure to appeal to all aficionados of crime fiction.

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subject_facetDetective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism
title_displayTalking about detective fiction
title_fullTalking About Detective Fiction
Talking about detective fiction / P.D. James
Talking about detective fiction [sound recording] / P.D. James
title_shortTalking about detective fiction
topic_facetDetective and mystery stories, English
History and criticism
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction