Chapter 5. The Detective and Crime Story: 1880–1945

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Jopi Nyman Chair Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch5

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Nyman, J. (2008) The Detective and Crime Story: 1880–1945, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of Joensuu, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • detective and crime stories - 1880–1945;
  • Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes;
  • detective story – the character of Sherlock Holmes;
  • A Study in Scarlet - first narrative telling of adventures of Sherlock Holmes;
  • G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown and early twentieth-century detection;
  • golden age of detective fiction - period between two world wars;
  • Agatha Christie - undoubtedly one of world's best-known authors;
  • Sayers's detective fiction;
  • Margery Allingham - third significant female crime writer of golden age;
  • Allingham's stories - rich in their representations of Englishness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes

  • G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown and Early Twentieth-Century Detection

  • The Golden Age

  • Agatha Christie

  • Dorothy L. Sayers

  • Margery Allingham

  • References and Further Reading