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The Gentle Art of Murder: The Detective Fiction of Agatha Christie
by Earl F. Bargainnier
University of Wisconsin Press, 1980
Cloth: 978-0-87972-158-9 | Paper: 978-0-87972-159-6
Library of Congress Classification PR6005.H66Z555 1980
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.912

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This study of the technique of Agatha Christie’s detective fiction—sixty-seven novels and over one hundred short stories—is the first extensive analysis of her accomplishment as a writer. Earl F. Bargannier demonstrates that Christie thoroughly understood the conventions of her genre and, with seemingly inexhaustible ingenuity, was able to develop for more than fifty years surprising variations within those conventions.
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