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Crime fiction

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Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives. [1]

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer.

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Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

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Alter ego

An alter ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person's normal or true original personality.

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American Psycho

American Psycho is a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991.

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Amnesia is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma.

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And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie, widely considered her masterpiece and described by her as the most difficult of her books to write.

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Art theft

Art theft is usually for the purpose of resale or for ransom (sometimes called artnapping).

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.

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Émile Gaboriau

Émile Gaboriau (9 November 1832 – 28 September 1873) was a French writer, novelist, journalist, and a pioneer of detective fiction.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing plc (formerly M.B.N.1 Limited and Bloomsbury Publishing Company Limited) is a British independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction.

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Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author, screenwriter, and short story writer.

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C. Auguste Dupin

Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin is a fictional character created by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Canon of Sherlock Holmes

Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Canongate Books

Canongate Books (often simply Canongate) is a Scottish independent publishing firm based in Edinburgh; it is named for the Canongate, an area of the city.

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Caper story

The caper story is a subgenre of crime fiction.

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Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen (born March 12, 1953) is an American writer.

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Carlo Emilio Gadda

Carlo Emilio Gadda (November 14, 1893 – May 21, 1973) was an Italian writer and poet.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Cozy mystery

Cozy mysteries, also referred to as "cozies", are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.

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In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority.

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Crime comics

Crime comics is a genre of American comic books and format of crime fiction.

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Crime Writers' Association

The Crime Writers' Association (CWA) is a writers' association in the United Kingdom.

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Cultural Revolution

The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in China from 1966 until 1976.

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Cyril Hare

Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark (4 September 1900 – 25 August 1958) was an English judgeHis Honour A. A. Gordon Clark (Obituaries) The Times Tuesday, Aug 26, 1958; pg.

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Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile is a book of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 1 November 1937 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year.

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Detective fiction

Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder.

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Dr. Watson

John H. Watson, known as Dr.

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Ed McBain

Ed McBain (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.

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Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.

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Eric Ambler

Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 – 22 October 1998) was an influential British author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre.

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Espionage or spying, is the act of obtaining secret or confidential information without the permission of the holder of the information.

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Ethel Lina White

Ethel Lina White (1876 – 13 August 1944) was a British crime writer, best known for her novel The Wheel Spins (1936), on which the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938), was based.

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Fergus Hume

Fergusson Wright Hume (8 July 1859 – 12 July 1932), known as Fergus Hume, was a prolific English novelist.

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Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Forensic science

Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly—on the criminal side—during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure.

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Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.

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Genre fiction

Genre fiction, also known as popular fiction, is plot-driven fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans already familiar with that genre.

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Giallo (plural gialli) is a 20th-century Italian thriller or horror genre of literature and film.

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Gong'an fiction

Gong'an or crime-case fiction is a subgenre of Chinese crime fiction involving government magistrates who solve criminal cases.

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Hardboiled (or hard-boiled) fiction is a literary genre that shares some of its characters and settings with crime fiction (especially detective stories).

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Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts.

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Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot is a fictional Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie.

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Hillary Waugh

Hillary Baldwin Waugh (June 22, 1920 – December 8, 2008) was a pioneering American mystery novelist.

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Historical fiction

Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past.

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Historical mystery

The historical mystery or historical whodunit is a subgenre of two literary genres, historical fiction and mystery fiction.

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History of the People's Republic of China (1949–1976)

The history of the People's Republic of China is often divided distinctly by historians into the "Mao era" and the "post-Mao era".

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Insanity, craziness, or madness is a spectrum of both group and individual behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns.

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Intelligence agency

An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives.

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Ira Levin

Ira Marvin Levin (August 27, 1929 – November 12, 2007) was an American novelist, playwright, and songwriter.

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John Dickson Carr

John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906 – February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published using the pseudonyms Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.

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Julian Barnes

Julian Patrick Barnes (born 19 January 1946) is an English writer.

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Julian Symons

Julian Gustave Symons (pronounced SIMM-ons; 30 May 1912 – 19 November 1994) was a British crime writer and poet.

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Last Seen Wearing ... (Hillary Waugh novel)

Last Seen Wearing... (1952) is a U.S. detective novel by Hillary Waugh frequently referred to as the police procedural par excellence.

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Legal drama

A legal drama or a courtroom drama is a genre of film and television that generally focuses on narratives regarding legal practice and the justice system.

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Legal thriller

The legal thriller is a subgenre of thriller and crime fiction in which the major characters are lawyers and their employees.

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Leonardo Sciascia

Leonardo Sciascia (8 January 1921 – 20 November 1989) was an Italian writer, novelist, essayist, playwright, and politician.

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Les Habits Noirs

Cover for a French edition of ''Les Habits Noirs''. Les Habits Noirs is a book series written over a thirty-year period, comprising eleven novels, created by Paul Féval, père, a 19th-century French writer.

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List of crime writers

This is a list of crime writers with a Wikipedia page.

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List of female detective characters

This is a list of fictional female investigators from novels, short stories, radio, television, films and video games.

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Literary fiction

Literary fiction is fiction that is regarded as having literary merit, as distinguished from most commercial or "genre" fiction.

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Literary genre

A literary genre is a category of literary composition.

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Locked-room mystery

The locked-room mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime — almost always murder — is committed in circumstances under which it was seemingly impossible for the perpetrator to commit the crime or evade detection in the course of getting in and out of the crime scene.

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Mass media

The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.

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Mass production

Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.

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McClure's or McClure's Magazine (1893–1929) was an American illustrated monthly periodical popular at the turn of the 20th century.

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Miss Marple

Jane Marple, usually referred to as Miss Marple, is a fictional character appearing in 12 of Agatha Christie's crime novels and in 20 short stories.

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Monsieur Lecoq (novel)

Monsieur Lecoq is a novel by the nineteenth-century French detective fiction writer Émile Gaboriau, whom André Gide referred to as "the father of all current detective fiction".

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Motive (law)

A motive, in law, especially criminal law, is the cause that moves people to induce a certain action.

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Murder mystery game

Murder mystery games are generally party games wherein one of the partygoers is secretly playing a murderer, and the other attendees must determine who among them is the criminal.

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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

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Mystery fiction

Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved.

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Mystery film

A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime.

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Nordic noir

Nordic noir, also known as Scandinavian noir or Scandi noir, is a genre of crime fiction written from a police point of view.

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A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus (Οἰδίπους Τύραννος IPA), or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC.

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Out of print

Out of print refers to an item, typically a book (see: out-of-print book), but can include any print or visual medium or sound recording, or video recording (DVD or Blu-Ray, for example), that is no longer being published.

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A parody (also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on something, caricature, or joke) is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation.

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Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is a contemporary American crime writer.

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Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer best known for her psychological thrillers, including her series of five novels based on the character of Tom Ripley.

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Paul Féval, père

Paul Henri Corentin Féval, père (29 September 1816 - 8 March 1887) was a French novelist and dramatist.

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Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza (10 March 183319 July 1891) was a nineteenth-century Spanish novelist, best known for his novel El sombrero de tres picos (1874), an adaptation of a popular traditions which provides a lively picture of village life in Alarcón's native region of Andalusia.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house.

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Police procedural

The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction that depicts investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story or episode.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks".

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Psychological thriller

Psychological thriller is a thriller narrative which emphasizes the unstable or delusional psychological states of its characters.

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Ruth Rendell

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, (17 February 1930 – 2 May 2015), was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

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Science fiction

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

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Sharon Stone

Sharon Yvonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model.

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Sliver (film)

Sliver is a 1993 erotic thriller film based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York high-rise apartment building.

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Sliver (novel)

Sliver (1991) is a novel by U.S. author Ira Levin about the mysterious people in a privately owned New York highrise apartment building, especially after a new tenant — an attractive young working woman in publishing — has moved in.

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Spy fiction

Spy fiction, a genre of literature involving espionage as an important context or plot device, emerged in the early twentieth century, inspired by rivalries and intrigues between the major powers, and the establishment of modern intelligence agencies.

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Steen Steensen Blicher

Steen Steensen Blicher (11 October 1782, Vium – 26 March 1848 in Spentrup) was an author and poet born in Vium near Viborg, Denmark.

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Suspense is a feeling of fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, and anxiety developed from an unpredictable, mysterious, and rousing source of entertainment.

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The Boys from Brazil (film)

The Boys from Brazil is a 1978 British-American science fiction thriller film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.

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The Boys from Brazil (novel)

The Boys from Brazil (1976) is a thriller novel by American writer Ira Levin.

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The Final Problem

"The Final Problem" is a short story by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his detective character Sherlock Holmes.

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The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.

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The Moonstone

The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel.

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841.

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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by Australian writer Fergus Hume.

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The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

"The Mystery of Marie Rogêt", often subtitled A Sequel to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1842.

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The Purloined Letter

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe.

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The Rector of Veilbye

The Rector of Veilbye (Præsten i Vejlbye), is a crime mystery written in 1829 by the Danish author Steen Steensen Blicher.

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The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by George Newnes, composed of short fiction and general interest articles.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr.

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The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time

The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time is a list published in book form in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writers' Association.

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The Woman in White (novel)

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859.

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Thriller (genre)

Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.

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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.

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Val McDermid

Val McDermid, (born 4 June 1955) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring Dr. Tony Hill.

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A whodunit or whodunnit (a colloquial elision of "Who done it?" or "Who did it?") is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime.

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Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

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William Baldwin

William Joseph "Billy" Baldwin (born February 21, 1963) is an American actor, producer and writer.

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William L. DeAndrea

William Louis DeAndrea (July 1, 1952 - October 9, 1996) was an American mystery writer and columnist.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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1827 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1827.

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