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The origins of the American detective story

The origins of the American detective story

Panek, LeRoy

Book. English.
Published Jefferson, N.C.; London: McFarland & Co., c2006
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Statement of responsibility: LeRoy Lad Panek
ISBN: 0786427760, 9780786427765
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-223) and index.
Physical Description: vii, 227 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: American fiction 20th century History and criticism.; American fiction 19th century History and criticism.; Crime in literature.; Detectives in literature.; Detective and mystery stories, American History and criticism.


  1. The first fifty years
  2. Enter the great detective
  3. Why not cops?
  4. The scientist hero?
  5. New science and pseudo science
  6. Journalists and journalism
  7. The private eye
  8. Women
  9. Lawyers and the law
  10. Everybody else
  11. Last thoughts.