Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths

Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths
Essays on the Fiction of Girl Detectives

by Michael G. Cornelius,Melanie E. Gregg

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2008-08-19
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This collection of essays focuses on the girl sleuth, made famous by Nancy Drew but also characterized by other detectives like Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden, Linda Carlton, and, in today's world, by Veronica Mars and Hermione Granger. Solving mysteries iswhat each of the essayists strives to do, examining the conundrums these sleuths have left in their wake"--Provided by publisher.

Sister Sleuths

Sister Sleuths
Female Detectives in Britain

by Nell Darby

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release : 2021-03-30
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1526780267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1857 Divorce Act paved the way for a new career for women: that of the private detective. To divorce, you needed proof of adultery - and men soon realized that women were adept at infiltrating households and befriending wives, learning secrets and finding evidence. Whereas previously, women had been informal snoops within their communities, now they were getting paid for it, toeing a fine line between offering a useful service and betraying members of their sex for money. Over the course of the next century, women became increasingly confident in gaining work as private detectives, moving from largely unrecognized helpers to the police and to male detectives, to becoming owners of their own detective agencies. In fiction, they were depicted as exciting creatures needing money and work; in fact, they were of varying ages, backgrounds and marital status, seeking adventure and independence as much as money. Former actresses found that detective work utilized their skills at adopting different roles and disguises; former spiritualists were drafted into denounce frauds and stayed to become successful private eyes; and several female detectives became keen supporters of the women’s suffrage movement, having seen for themselves how career-minded women faced obstacles in British society. These were groundbreaking women, working in the shadows, often unnamed in press reports. Even today, they are something of an unknown, yet of intense interest to the public, their work largely an enigma. This new book seeks to shed light on the female detectives who have worked over the past century and a half to uncover wrongdoing and solve crimes.

Sister Sleuths

Sister Sleuths
Female Detectives in Britain

by Nell Darby

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release : 2021-03-03
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1526780283
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1857 Divorce Act paved the way for a new career for women: that of the private detective. To divorce, you needed proof of adultery - and men soon realized that women were adept at infiltrating households and befriending wives, learning secrets and finding evidence. Whereas previously, women had been informal snoops within their communities, now they were getting paid for it, toeing a fine line between offering a useful service and betraying members of their sex for money. Over the course of the next century, women became increasingly confident in gaining work as private detectives, moving from largely unrecognized helpers to the police and to male detectives, to becoming owners of their own detective agencies. In fiction, they were depicted as exciting creatures needing money and work; in fact, they were of varying ages, backgrounds and marital status, seeking adventure and independence as much as money. Former actresses found that detective work utilized their skills at adopting different roles and disguises; former spiritualists were drafted into denounce frauds and stayed to become successful private eyes; and several female detectives became keen supporters of the women’s suffrage movement, having seen for themselves how career-minded women faced obstacles in British society. These were groundbreaking women, working in the shadows, often unnamed in press reports. Even today, they are something of an unknown, yet of intense interest to the public, their work largely an enigma. This new book seeks to shed light on the female detectives who have worked over the past century and a half to uncover wrongdoing and solve crimes.

Sixes and Sevens

Sixes and Sevens
A Book

by О. Генри

  • Publisher : Litres
  • Release : 2021-03-16
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 5040836112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Escaped Nuns

Escaped Nuns
True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

by Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-08-21
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0190881011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Just five weeks after its publication in January 1836, Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery, billed as an escaped nun's shocking exposé of convent life, had already sold more than 20,000 copies. The book detailed gothic-style horror stories of licentious priests and abusive mothers superior, tortured nuns and novices, and infanticide. By the time the book was revealed to be a fiction and the author, Maria Monk, an imposter, it had already become one of the nineteenth century's best-selling books. In antebellum America only one book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, outsold it. The success of Monk's book was no fluke, but rather a part of a larger phenomenon of anti-Catholic propaganda, riots, and nativist politics. The secrecy of convents stood as an oblique justification for suspicion of Catholics and the campaigns against them, which were intimately connected with cultural concerns regarding reform, religion, immigration, and, in particular, the role of women in the Republic. At a time when the term "female virtue" pervaded popular rhetoric, the image of the veiled nun represented a threat to the established American ideal of womanhood. Unable to marry, she was instead a captive of a foreign foe, a fallen woman, a white slave, and a foolish virgin. In the first half of the nineteenth century, ministers, vigilantes, politicians, and writers--male and female--forged this image of the nun, locking arms against convents. The result was a far-reaching antebellum movement that would shape perceptions of nuns, and women more broadly, in America.

Sleuth LLC: Birds of a Feather

Sleuth LLC: Birds of a Feather
A Book

by Etienne

  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Release : 2021-03-27
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 1370521987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Quentin Quasar has found that being a telepath is a mixed bag: it's great when he's catching an unfaithful spouse or tracking down a thief, but it's horrible when his bedmate is thinking unflattering thoughts during sex. It's no wonder that instead of saying his prayers every night, Quentin sends tendrils of thought out into the world, looking for another telepath to ease the loneliness. Imagine his surprise when he finds one-and the young man needs help! Nate Braddock was plenty panicked at being kidnapped by fanatics who planned to "beat the devil" out of him. With Quentin's help, and then his partnership, Nate finds the courage to take a stand against his mother's religious intolerance. Together they'll confront an uncomfortable truth: telepaths may not be devils, but not all of them are angels, either. Quentin and Nate will need their combined gifts to tell the difference.

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories
A Book

by Otto Penzler

  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2015-10-27
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 1101872624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets. Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. Ever since his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him almost as much as writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects eighty-three wonderful stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, published over a span of more than a hundred years. Featuring pitch-perfect cases by acclaimed modern-day Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes, Kingsley Amis) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Colin Dexter); and parodies by Conan Doyle’s contemporaries A. A. Milne, James M. Barrie, and O. Henry, not to mention genre-bending cases by science-fiction greats Poul Anderson and Michael Moorcock. No matter if your favorite Holmes is Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr., or Benedict Cumberbatch, whether you are a lifelong fan or only recently acquainted with the Great Detective, readers of all ages are sure to enjoyThe Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. Including - Over a century’s worth of cases, from Conan Doyle’s 1890s parodies of his own creation to Neil Gaiman’s “The Case of Death and Honey” (2011) - Appearances by those other great detectives Hercule Poirot and C. Auguste Dupin - 15 Edgar Award–winning authors and 5 Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters - Stories by Laurie R. King, Colin Dexter, Anthony Burgess, Anne Perry, Stephen King, P.G. Wodehouse, Kingsley Amis, and many, many more.

The Tower Murder with the Seven Senior Sleuths

The Tower Murder with the Seven Senior Sleuths

by Nina Gilfert

  • Publisher : America Star Books
  • Release : 2014-07-14
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1633825620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Tower Murder is the story of the murder of a mysterious gentleman from Belgium that takes place at a carrillon tower in a small town in Georgia. The murder happens just after seven elderly ladies on a bus tour arrived for what was to be a rather long visit to hear the lovely music of the bells. The seven ladies befriend an escaped fugitive and apply their considerable detective skills to the frustration and edification of local police. Nina Gilfert was born with a love of words. She soon began to put them together in stories and poems. She now lives in Florida and writes a weekly column for The Daily Commercial newspaper of Leesburg. This is the second of three Seven Senior Sleuth books.

Death on Shady Bridge (Secret Sleuth, Book 5)

Death on Shady Bridge (Secret Sleuth, Book 5)
A Book

by Patricia McLinn

  • Publisher : Craig Place Books
  • Release : 2020-08-12
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1944126295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A cold case murder heats up Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey's plan to escape to a quiet life in small-town Kentucky keeps hitting bumps in the road ... and some of those bumps are dead bodies. Sheila and her friend, Clara, are in for their toughest inquiry yet, when they take on investigating a death that's colder than a cold case, because few in Haines Tavern, Kentucky, think it was a murder in the first place. Suicide? Accident? Murder? They're determined to bring peace of mind to the dead woman's friends. At the same time, Sheila is finding it harder and harder to protect her secret past, especially from Teague O'Donnell, who's shifting from a fellow dog-lover to possibly much more. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This whodunit with humor is the fifth book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new Kentucky home. Secret Sleuth series Death on the Diversion Death on Torrid Avenue Death on Beguiling Way Death on Covert Circle Death on Shady Bridge Death on Carrion Lane Death on the Diversion ”is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5-star review Death on Torrid Avenue “is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn: Caught Dead in Wyoming series Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll Reaction Shot Body Brace "While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." -- Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also: The Innocence Trilogy Proof of Innocence Price of Innocence Premise of Innocence Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters) Bardville, Wyoming series A Stranger in the Family A Stranger to Love The Rancher Meets His Match About the Author USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. McLinn is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction.

Katherine V. Forrest

Katherine V. Forrest
A Critical Appreciation

by Phyllis M. Betz

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 147662819X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best known for her Kate Delafield detective series, Katherine V. Forrest is recognized as one of the preeminent figures in lesbian popular literature. Yet her work has received little scholarly attention. This critical study explores Forrest’s entire body of work, including her fiction and (perhaps more importantly) her writing about writing, popular genres and her readers. Her science fiction and romance novels are analyzed, with a focus on the reasons behind their enduring appeal. Her most famous romance, Curious Wine, originally published in 1984, remains in print—a longevity far exceeding the typical romance novel.

Mystery Women, Volume Three (Revised)

Mystery Women, Volume Three (Revised)
An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction: 1860-1979

by Colleen Barnett

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2010-12-31
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN : 1615950109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.

Apocalypse TV

Apocalypse TV
Essays on Society and Self at the End of the World

by Michael G. Cornelius,Sherry Ginn

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-03-05
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1476678758
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The end of the world may be upon us, but it certainly is taking its sweet time playing out. The walkers on The Walking Dead have been "walking" for nearly a decade. There are now dozens of apocalyptic television shows and we use the "end times" to describe everything from domestic politics and international conflict, to the weather and our views of the future. This collection of new essays asks what it means to live in a world inundated with representations of the apocalypse. Focusing on such series as The Walking Dead, The Strain, Battlestar Galactica, Doomsday Preppers, Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale, they explore how the serialization of the end of the world allows for a closer examination of the disintegration of humanity--while it happens. Do these shows prepare us for what is to come? Do they spur us to action? Might they even be causing the apocalypse?

The Sex Is Out of This World

The Sex Is Out of This World
Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction

by Sherry Ginn,Michael G. Cornelius,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 0786466855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. The essays explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors"--Provided by publisher.

Of Muscles and Men

Of Muscles and Men
Essays on the Sword and Sandal Film

by Michael G. Cornelius

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2011-09-29
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 0786489022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few movie genres have highlighted the male body more effectively than the “sword-and-sandal” film, where the rippling torso and the bulging muscle are displayed for all to appreciate. Carrying his phallic sword and dressed in traditional garb calculated to bring attention to his magnificent physique, the sword-and-sandal hero is capable of toppling great nations, rescuing heroines, defeating monsters, and generally saving the day. Each of these essays examines the issues of masculinity and utility addressed in the sword-and-sandal genre. The contributors offer insights on a film form which showcases its male protagonists as heroic, violent, fleshy, and, in the end, extremely useful.

Making Americans

Making Americans
Children's Literature from 1930 to 1960

by Gary D. Schmidt

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2013-12
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1609381920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Making Americans is a study of a time when the authors and illustrators of children's books consciously set their eyes on national and international sights, with the hope of bringing the next generation into a full sense of citizenship. Schmidt examines the literature for young people published during a momentous period in our nation's past, and documents in detail its role as an instrument of nation-building and social reform. A thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of children's books as cultural transmitters and transformers.

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 3

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 3
Third Annual Collection

by Ed Gorman

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2002-10-18
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781429993319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fiction Each year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. (Jon L. Breen), England (Maxim Jakubowski), Canada (Edo Van Belkom), Australia (David Honeybone), and Germany (Thomas Woertche). Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year's compilation, "the best value-for-money of any such anthology." The A-to-Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader: Robert Barnard • Lawrence Block • Jon L. Breen • Wolfgang Burger • Lillian Stewart Carl • Margaret Coel • Max Allan Collins • Bill Crider • Jeffery Deaver • Brendan DuBois • Susanna Gregory • Joseph Hansen • Carolyn G. Hart • Lauren Henderson • Edward D. Hoch • Clark Howard • Tatjana Kruse • Paul Lascaux • Dick Lochte • Peter Lovesey • Mary Jane Maffini • Ed McBain • Val McDermid • Marcia Muller • Joyce Carol Oates • Anne Perry • Nancy Pickard • Bill Pronzini • Ruth Rendell • S. J. Rozan • Billie Rubin • Kristine Kathryn Rusch • Stephan Rykena • David B. Silva • Nancy Springer • Jac. Toes • John Vermeulen • Donald E. Westlake • Carolyn Wheat. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

101 Short Stories- O. Henry

101 Short Stories- O. Henry
A Book

by BPI

  • Publisher : BPI Publishing
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9351210871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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101 Short Stories- O. Henry

The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film

The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film
A History and Annotated Bibliography

by Drewey Wayne Gunn

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 0810885883
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list of novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, comic strips, films, and television series featuring gay amateur sleuths, police detectives, private investigators, and the like.

Australian Amateur Sleuth: Box Set: Books 1-3

Australian Amateur Sleuth: Box Set: Books 1-3
Cozy Mystery series

by Morgana Best

  • Publisher : Best Cosy Books
  • Release : 2017-04-27
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1925674673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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G'day mates. If you know the difference between a knife and a knife, then have I got a USA Today Bestseller box set for you! After a heartbreaking divorce, Sybil Potts decides to flee the city and move to the peace and quiet of the Aussie outback . . . or so she thinks. The land is barren and filled with kangaroos, so it's a big jump to murder. Sybil might be underkoalafied to solve the murder which happens on the day of her arrival, but that's no worries. Police officer Blake Wessley is on the case. He's quite the looker too, not that Sybil has noticed . . . She's more distracted by the eccentric British bloke boarding with Sybil's landlady, Cressida. Not to mention Cressida's cat, Lord Farringdon. And then there's Cressida herself. So who is the murderer? And the next murderer? And the one after that? One thing is certain - they will all roo the day they met Sibyl Potts. 1. Live and Let Diet 2. Natural Born Grillers 3. Dye Hard

The Sleuth Book for Genealogists

The Sleuth Book for Genealogists
Strategies for More Successful Family History Research

by Emily Anne Croom

  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Release : 2009-12
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780806317878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally published: Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2000.