In this slim volume originally commissioned by Oxford University's Bodleian Library, one of the doyennes of the field delves into the joys and arts of her chosen genre.
This book gives a literary master's view on the background of one of the most criticized, yet acclaimed genres, specifically the detective story: from "the Golden Age" to "HardBoiled". P.D. James, the Baroness of Holland Park and the Baroness of Detective Mysteries has never been in better form and continues, even into her nineties, to be the best practitioner of the mystery novel alive.
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