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detective-story

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  • Auden's first published pieces were detective-story reviews for London newspapers, and his essay "The Guilty Vicarage" is a well-known appreciation of mystery tales.

    The ABCBs Of Murder

  • The British detective-story writer P. D. James, who worked as an administrator in the British National Health Service in London when “care in the community” was being introduced and whose husband was a long-term patient in a mental hospital, comments bitterly that community care “could be described more accurately as the absence of care in a community still largely resentful or frightened of mental illness.”

    Henry’s Demons

  • He is aided at times by another old school chum and fellow veteran, Charles, a detective-story reader Mrs. Agatha Christie. . .

    Moments Of Grace Amid Catastrophe

  • The private-eye novel, for instance, the hardiest of American detective-story forms, had another fine season, thanks to exciting books by both veterans and newer writers.

    And Then There Were Ten

  • But even when the detective-story foundation begins to crumble and the gumshoe protagonist (Leonardo DiCaprio) becomes racked with visions of concentration camps and bloody children and babbles about Communist subversives and Nazi experiments, Shutter Island is still suffocatingly movieish.

    Shutter Island : Martin Scorsese's Eyes Wide Shut

  • Perhaps cheating actually adds a layer of interest — a cat-and-mouse element, a detective-story element — that complements the game?

    Is Cheating Good for Sports? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The one visual exception to the standard detective-story palette comes in the forest of Rambouillet, with characters crawling through its tall thick ferns which look pre-historic.

    GreenCine Daily: Rendez-Vous. 6.

  • Arguing that Crossfire was not a "makeshift film built only to carry a burden of propaganda tamped in at every obvious crevice," Coleman pointed out that the film's message was, in fact, "heightened by well-sustained suspense, so that it moves rapidly and inexorably to its denouement, with all of the intriguing appeal that has made detective-story fans of poet and proletarian alike."

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • The book is an example of historiography, the study of the principles and techniques of history -- a discipline that is usually dryness itself, but when utilized by a skilled historian, and excellent writer, like Mr. Shulman, can make for a tale that is detective-story exciting.

    False Claim, Future Fortune

  • The movie Blade Runner itself is a mixed bag: brilliant visually, but with problems: the weakly integrated detective-story theme, the voiceovers, all that.

    EP Review: A Scanner Darkly

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