This is a list of detective fiction authors. Many of these authors may also overlap
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THE DETECTIVE story is a kind of intellectual game. It is more — it is a sporting
event. And for the writing of detective stories there are very definite laws ...
Jun 7, 2016 ... What is a detective or mystery story? How are detective stories different from true
crime and other genres?
Choose a time period for your detective story. It can be any time, any place, from
Ancient Egypt to the future or it could go to any kind of imaginary planet in a new
For the writing of detective stories there are very definite laws--unwritten, perhaps
, but none the less binding: and every respectable and self-respecting ...
Aug 4, 2015 ... In the 1920s, S.S. Van Dine put forth 20 rules about detective stories. He said no
love interests, no supernatural elements and no crazy twists.
The introduction of the mass-produced paperback book in the late 1930s made
detective-story writers wealthy, among them the Americans Erle Stanley Gardner,
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Mar 28, 2013 ... Eva has made a special study of that most alluring, yet most difficult, of genres -
the detective story. Anyone can write a whoddunit but how do ...
Items 1 - 8 of 21 ... Knox was also a Catholic priest, which is perhaps why he was tempted to write a
10 Commandments of detective fiction. If you write such stories, ...