Murder Will Out The Detective in Fiction from Poe to the Present

Binyon, T. J.

Language: English

Published: Mar 14, 2009


'No-one has approached the vast, continuing corpus of detective fiction in quite this way before.' "Financial Times" What is it that has always made the detective such a popular figure in fiction? Why are we always so seduced by the search to discover 'whodunit'? And how far back does this fascination go? Following the trail of the detective - from Poe's Chevalier Dupin to the time of this book's first publication in 1989 - T J Binyon's brilliant history explores one of fiction's most enduring characters, in all its many guises. "Murder Will Out" is an essential guide for anyone who has ever been gripped by a good crime novel and wants to investigate further.