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The Art of the Mystery Story ➳ [Read] ➮ The Art of the Mystery Story By Howard Haycraft ➾ – The Art of the Mystery Story A Collection of Critical EssaysA comprehensive and diverting instructive and lively collection Here Howard Haycraft mixes historical pieces together with original contribu of the ePUB ´ The Art of the Mystery Story A Collection of Critical EssaysA comprehensive and diverting instructive and lively collection Here Howard Haycraft mixes historical pieces together The Art PDF/EPUB or with original contributions by well known mystery writers reviewers and editors Contributors include G K Chesterton Dorothy L Sayers S S Van Dine Raymond Chandler John Art of the PDF/EPUB é Dickson Carr Rex Stout Edmund Wilson Ellery ueen Dashiell Hammett and others.

10 thoughts on “The Art of the Mystery Story

  1. Kate Kate says:

    This book has a wide variety of essaysarticles written writers readers and critics of Crime Fiction in its various forms These pieces range from 1902 an article written by G K Chesterton to the 1940s the time this collection was originally published It has lots of useful information about the history of genre and presents a plethora views including Edmund Wilson's damning criticisms of the genre as a whole Unsurprisingly due to the time it was published some ideas and perceptions have aged and modern readers will struggle to identify with them An important example of this is how certain contributors such as Judge Lynch perceives female readers of the genre stating views for instance that female readers want to read crime novels about nice people who they would want to invite around to tea On a positive note the collection of humorous works concerning detective stories was very entertaining One which particularly stood out was a short piece by Pierre Very called 'Murder on Parnassus' which creates a world in the future where students are taught all subjects including maths science and PE using crime fiction Due to the mixed uality and sometimes repetitive nature of some of the pieces I would recommend this as a book to dip into rather than read from cover to cover

  2. Oliver Ho Oliver Ho says:

    I've had this book on my shelf for years and finally got around to reading it It's very dated and the essays reflect prejudices and attitudes of the the 20s 30s and 40s For example at least two essays state that good detective stories must have no chinamen not sure why and several go on about how men like detective stories because they are manly macho men while women are too gentle and fragile blah blah It's funny and kind of interesting at first in terms of historical insights but it uickly becomes tiresome and just plain dull There are some useful surveys of the history of detective fiction but overall this was a slog to get through I liked the inclusion of Dashiell Hammet's Memoirs of a Private Detective for its oddness than anything else

  3. Steve Goble Steve Goble says:

    I'm still working my way through this book but really enjoying it It is a collection of essays by mystery authors and critics offering everything from writing advice historical perspective notes on characters and origins humor speculation etc Writers include GK Chesterton Dorothy L Sayers Vincett Starrett Raymond Chandler Anthony Boucher Rex Stout Dashiell Hammett Ellery ueen and The book has been around a while and has an old school vibe but that's what I read so I am really enjoying this It is excellent for browsing and a must have for old school mystery aficionados

  4. Rene Blansette Rene Blansette says:

    Having been first published in 1947 it was very dated A lot of the articles covered the same ground but the articles by Chandler and Hammett plus the poem by Ogden Nash stood out

  5. Jack Heath Jack Heath says:

    Synopsis essays and articles including critiues of crime fiction up to the 1940s More than 50 of them

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