In the Shadow of Agatha Christie

In the Shadow of Agatha Christie

Classic Crime Fiction by Forgotten Female Writers : 1850-1917

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Pegasus Crime, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781681776309
Characteristics: xx, 328 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Klinger, Leslie S. - Editor


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Jan 18, 2019

This is good collection of female classic crime fiction. Each have their own style. I definitely recommend this book.

Jan 02, 2019

Sixteen crime mystery short stories that vary from psychological to police procedurals. These stories involve a female element as the narrator, the criminal, or the investigator. The editor provides an introduction and a bibliography.

SPPL_János Mar 12, 2018

The origins of mystery fiction owe a lot to female authors, and this wonderful anthology resurrects 16 excellent stories. The well-chosen selection spans decades, styles, and settings, with writers hailing from Great Britain, the U.S., Austria, and Australia. I am inspired to seek out more work by several of them.

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