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Detective Fiction by M. Lee Alexander

Detective Fiction

From Victorian Sleuths to the Present

by M. Lee Alexander

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Unabridged Edition
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7 Hrs. 30 Min.
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From mysterious origins, through the Victorian sleuths and the "Golden Age" of the genre (the 1920s through the 1940s), and to the present day, detective fiction, mysteries, and spy thrillers have consistently topped best-seller lists around the world. Professor M. Lee Alexander provides listeners with a lively discussion of groundbreaking authors from Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle to Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, and modern writers such as Nevada Barr and Jonathan Kellerman.

Lecture 1 Mysterious Origins

Lecture 2 Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, and the Victorian Era

Lecture 3 The Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie and the Golden Age

Lecture 4 Gifted Amateurs: Academics to Zoologists

Lecture 5 Private Investigators and Hard-Boiled Heroes

Lecture 6 Cops, Capers, and Police Procedurals

Lecture 7 Spies Among Us: Espionage and Techno-Thrillers

Lecture 8 In the Teeth of the Evidence: Lawyers and Legal Eagles

Lecture 9 Medicine for Murder: The Medical Mystery

Lecture 10 Probing the Past: Historical Detective Fiction

Lecture 11 Women of Mystery: Beyond Female Intuition

Lecture 12 International Intrigue: Detective Fiction Goes Global

Lecture 13 Investigating Identity: Ethnic Sleuths

Lecture 14 Regional Sleuths and Future Trends in Detective Fiction

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  • Published: June 2010
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: D036666
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