The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction
The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (http://www.allconsuming.net/item/asin/1843536544) (978-1843536543) takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world’s most popular literary genre. The insider’s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwell. You’ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. It is complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptations, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams…all the evidence that counts.
1-6: Chapter 1 – Reading the Entrails: Origins, motives, sources.
7-19: Chapter 2 – The Golden Age: Classic Mysteries.
20-30: Chapter 3 – Hardboiled and Pulp: Tough guys and tough talk.
31-54: Chapter 4 – Private Eyes: Sleuths and Gumshoes.
55-85: Chapter 5 – Cops: Police procedurals and mavericks.
86-99: Chapter 6 – Professionals: Lawyers, doctors, forensics and others.
100-119: Chapter 7 – Amateurs: Journalists and Innocent Bystanders.
120-137: Chapter 8 – All in the Mind: Matters Psychological.
138-150: Chapter 9 – The Killer inside Me: Serial Killers.
151-164: Chapter 10 – In the Belly of the Beast: Criminal Protagonists.
165-174: Chapter 11 – Organized Crime: Wiseguys and Godfathers.
175-193: Chapter 12 – Crime and Society: Class, Race and Politics.
194-210: Chapter 13 – Espionage: Spies, Spooks and Supercriminals.
211-232: Chapter 14 – Through a Glass Darkly: Historical Crime.
233-249: Chapter 15 – Foreign Bloodshed: Crime in Translation.