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Author Lee, Susanna, 1970-
Title Detectives in the shadows : a hard-boiled history / Susanna Lee.
Publication Info. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
Open Library Cover
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 Stack 9  809.9 L    IN LIBRARY
Description 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A silhouette -- Arriving on the scene -- A moral compass -- A rugged individual -- A lone wolf -- A person of honor -- Appendix: selected authors' fictional works.
Subject Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Detectives in literature.
Detectives in motion pictures.
Heroes in literature.
Heroes in motion pictures.
Toughness (Personality trait)
National characteristics, American, in literature.
National characteristics, American, in motion pictures.
Added Title Hard-boiled history
ISBN 9781421437095 hardcover
1421437090 hardcover
9781421437101 electronic book