Statement of responsibility: LeRoy Lad Panek
ISBN: 0786427760, 9780786427765
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-223) and index.
vii, 227 p. ; 23 cm.
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.
- The first fifty years
- Enter the great detective
- Why not cops?
- The scientist hero?
- New science and pseudo science
- Journalists and journalism
- The private eye
- Lawyers and the law
- Everybody else
- Last thoughts.