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A hundred American Crime Writers gains dialogue and research of the lives of crime writers and their key works, analyzing the advancements in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This learn is vital to students and a great creation to crime fiction for someone who enjoys this attention-grabbing style.
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Also highly regarded are The Screaming Mimi (novel 1949, film 1958), The Far Cryy (1951) and The Lenient Beastt (1956). Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Brown spent a semester at Hanover College, Indiana, then at the University of Cincinnati (1927), although he did not gain a degree. He published hundreds of short stories, over 30 novels and a teleplay for Alfred Hitchcock throughout his 30-year career. Brown married Helen Ruth in 1929 and had two sons; by 1930 they had moved to Milwaukee, and in 1937 he began working as a proof-reader for the Milwaukee Journal, during which time he wrote his first detective short story, ‘Monday’s an Off Night’.
J. L. Traylor (1985) Hollywood Troubleshooter: W. T. Ballard’s Bill Lennox stories (Bowling Green, Ohio: University Popular Press). Christopher Routledge Bannon, Ann (1932–) Ann Bannon is the pseudonym of Ann Weldy whose series of novels, the Beebo Brinker Chronicles, has led some critics to retrospectively crown her ‘the Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction’. The Beebo Brinker Series alternates between the titular character and her friends Laura, Beth and Jack. Despite belonging in the pulp genre and featuring the strikingly colourful and luridly suggestive jacket design artwork noted of the genre, Bannon’s narratives contain little to no actual crimes.
Ottowa: Library and Archives Canada). S. Stryker (2001) Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback (San Francisco: Chronicle Books). Steven Powell Bloch, Robert (1917–94) Prolific American writer of crime, horror and science fiction, best known for his 1959 novel Psycho, which was adapted into the classic horror film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Early life and influences Robert Albert Bloch was born on 15 April 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, to American parents of German-Jewish heritage; his father was a bank cashier and his mother a schoolteacher and social worker.