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ItemNo Preview AvailableEdgar Wallace (1875–1932), 1905: The Four Just MenKnight, S ; Miskimmin, E (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2020)Commentators seem unable to avoid using the term ‘phenomenon’ to describe Edgar Richard Horatio Wallace, referring usually to his enormous popularity in Britain, America and Germany, and his extraordinary productivity. In crime fiction he produced at least 158 novels and story collections (though titles were often changed, and there may be overlaps), and he could be astonishingly prolific: his finest year was 1929 when he produced twenty-three titles, nearly matched by 1926 (eighteen) and 1927 (fourteen).
ItemNo Preview AvailableRobert Barnard (1936–2013), 1974: Death of an Old GoatKnight, S ; Miskimmin, E (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2020)Born on 23 November 1936 in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, Robert Barnard studied English at Balliol College Oxford, lectured at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia 1961–6, moved to Bergen, Norway, 1966–76, where he took a Ph.D. in 1972, and then became Professor at Tromsö, 1976–83, when he retired early to write full-time.
ItemNo Preview Available`Foreword’, `Edgar Wallace(1875-1932): 1905, The Four Just Men’ and `Robert Barnard (1936-2013), 1974, Death of an Old Goat’Knight, S ; Miskimmin, E (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020-12-06)With entries spanning the earliest authors of crime fiction to a selection of innovative contemporary novelists, this book considers the development and progression of the genre in the light of historical and social events. 100 British ...