Saturday, 13 March 2010

Does crime pay?...




From simple detective stories to complex psychological thrillers, crime fiction is a wide-ranging, and ever expanding, genre. Arguably established in the Victorian era, the genre has its roots in authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and, of course, Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous protagonist Sherlock Holmes. As it progressed into the early 20th century, names like Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammet became phenomenally successful, helping to shape the crime fiction of today. In modern times, authors such as C.J. Sansom have developed a sub-genre of historical crime fiction. Here is a podcast on the genre

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