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Title In the shadow of Agatha Christie : classic crime fiction by forgotten female writers : 1850-1917 / edited by Leslie S. Klinger.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Crime, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Klinger, L.    ---  Available
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xx, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-323).
Contents The advocate's wedding day / Catherine Crowe -- The squire's story / Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell -- Traces of crime / Mary Fortune -- Mr. Furbush / Harriet Prescott Spofford -- Mrs. Todhetley's earrings / Ellen Wood -- Catching a burglar / Elizabeth Corbett -- The ghost of Fountain Lane /C.L. Pirkis -- The statement of Jared Johnson / Geraldine Bonner -- Point in Morals / Ellen Glasgow -- The blood-red cross / L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace -- The Regent's Park murder / Baroness Orczy -- The case of the registered letter / Augusta Groner -- The winning sequence / M.E. Braddon -- Missing: page thirteen / Anna Katharine Green -- The adventure of the clothes-line / Carolyn Wells -- Jury of her peers / Susan Glaspell.
Summary This new anthology brings the female crime writers who inspired Agatha Christie out of her shadow and back into the spotlight they deserve. The success of writers like Anna Katherine Green in America; L. T. Meade, C. L. Pirkis, the Baroness Orczy, and Elizabeth Corbett in England; and Mary Fortune in Australia opened doors for the women authors who followed them. While Agatha Christie may still reign supreme, the genre would be much poorer without the bold, fearless work of her predecessors.
Source B&T 01.2018 PARS
Local Note 1
Subject Detective and mystery stories -- Women authors.
Women detectives in literature.
Women in literature.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Added Author Klinger, Leslie S., editor.
ISBN 9781681776309 (hardcover) : $25.95
1681776308 (hardcover)

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