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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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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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