Detective Fiction

Detective Fiction

by W. B. Stevenson


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Tuesday, June 29


The National Book League was a precursor to the current Booktrust, and was set up in 1924 by the Society of Bookmen in order to promote reading, particularly among the young. To that end, the NBL issued Reader's Guides on a variety of subjects, each written by an author with expertise in that field and containing an annotated bibliography of recommended titles on the subject. In this guide, first published in 1958, W. B. Stevenson divides his bibliography of recommended mystery titles into 'The Old Masters' and 'The Moderns', with an extra section for books about detective fiction. Some of the books recommended remain classics of the genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107622210
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Series: National Book League Readers' Guides
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.08(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Titles mentioned in the introduction; Reading List: 1. The old masters; 2. The moderns; 3. Books about detective fiction; Index of titles.

Customer Reviews