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The Detective and the Artist: Painters, Poets and Writers in Crime Fiction, 1840s – 1970s by J.K. Van Dover (2019)

In the majority of crime fiction, there exists a relationship between the main characters. “The Detective and the Artist, then, concentrates upon the role played by poets, novelists, and painters in the detective story. These specialists in the production of works of aesthetic imagination are set in radical contrast to the defining figure of the […]

War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran … by Sarah Trott (2016)

War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran … by Sarah Trott (2016)

Highly respected and valued by many fans of crime fiction and most likely America’s most distinguished crime writer ever, Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) together with Dashiell Hammett invented a new type of tough detective, independently of each other, they founded a style that later was described as “hard-boiled.” Many of their novels were turned into successful […]