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eBook The History of Mystery (Art Fiction Series) ePub
Author: Max Allan Collins
Language: English
ISBN: 1888054530
ISBN13: 978-1888054538
Publisher: Collectors Pr; 1st American Ed edition (October 2001)
Pages: 196
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 730
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ePub file: 1795 kb
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The History Of Mystery book. Footprints, a smoking revolver, broken glass. Collins tracks the modern detective story from its birth in Allan Pinkerton's Memoirs to its fullest flowering in the fiction of Dash Footprints, a smoking revolver, broken glass. Whodunit? Get to the bottom of things with Max Allan Collins, who puts the enigmatic, endlessly fascinating world of the mystery genre under the magnifying glass in "The History of Mystery.

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2001) Art Fiction A non fiction book by Max Allan Collins. Collins (mystery writer and filmmaker) provides a colorful view of the field of mystery writing from its birth in memoirs of the first real-life private eye, Allan Pinkerton, to its development into the acclaimed fiction of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, and others.

Heavy book - may require additional shipping. Art Fiction Series; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 196 pages. The History Of Mystery's text, by the fine mystery writer Max Allan Collins, is a joy to read. It's not hard to tell when a writer, rather than a scholar, is doing the writing. Inevitably, because of the enormous range covered between these covers, it mostly skims the surface of the entire genre, but it's all nicely presented. Collins begins with the famous 18th-century French detective Vidocq, founder of the Sûreté and author of memoirs that are more fiction than fact, and moves quickly to the true inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe.

Max Allan Collins is the New York Times best-selling author of Road to Perdition and multiple award-winning novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations, and historical fiction. He has scripted the Dick Tracy comic strip, Batman comic books, and written tie-in novels based on the CSI, Bones, and Dark Angel TV series; collaborated with legendary mystery author Mickey Spillane; and authored numerous mystery series including Quarry, Nolan, Mallory, Eliot Ness, and the bestselling Nathan Heller historical thrillers.

I leave it to you to decide, and remain obediently yours, Max Allan Collins.

Max Allan Collins The War of the Worlds Murder You don’t play murder in soft words. Orson Welles, press conference after The War of the Worlds broadcast It is my intention to introduce legislation against such Hallowe’en bogeymen. Iowa State Senator Clyde Herring Everything seemed unimportant in the face of death. Patterned after similar events that had grown up in science fiction, the Bouchercon-named after celebrated New York Times critic/mystery author Anthony Boucher-is the World Mystery Convention. I leave it to you to decide, and remain obediently yours, Max Allan Collins.

History of Mystery: Art Fiction. Collins who has been a fan of Mickey Spillane (a mystery writer) has written many book series ever since which include; the Quarry series, Nolan series, Mallory series, Eliot Ness series among others. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Many of the books expose mystery crimes that are usually committed secretly and talks more about the evil doings in the society. You will definitely enjoy reading the series. Max Collins has also written comic books, screen plays, short stories and movie novelizations that have garnered the favor of many people globally.

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Max Allan Collins (born March 3, 1948) is an American mystery writer. His work has been published in several formats and his Road to Perdition series was the basis for a film of the same name

Max Allan Collins (born March 3, 1948) is an American mystery writer. His work has been published in several formats and his Road to Perdition series was the basis for a film of the same name. He wrote the Dick Tracy newspaper strip for many years and has produced numerous novels featuring the character as well. Collins has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations and historical fiction.

Collins (mystery writer and filmmaker) provides a colorful view of the field of mystery writing from its birth in memoirs of the first real-life private eye, Allan Pinkerton, to its development into the acclaimed fiction of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, and others. The text and 375-plus color illustrations (pulp fiction covers, comic strips, portraits of the usual suspects, etc.) afford a look at pop culture and how it integrated this genre through the dime novel, pulp fiction magazines, and radio, TV, and movies. Oversize: 11.25x12.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Felhalar
This book is part of the Collectors Press series that include "The Great American Paperback" and individual volumes on fantasy, horror and science fiction. Essentially, this is a collection of book covers, movie posters, and other visual representations of crime and mystery media from the 1800's to today. "The History of Mystery" is a visual treasure for anyone interested in the genre, and Max Allan Collins' text provides a nice overview of crime and mystery authors and publishing. The only drawback is the same as in all of the Collectors Press books in this series: in many cases the images slightly overlap, with one cutting off a portion of the other. It's not bad enough to ruin the pleasure of the book, but allowing each image to be seen without obstruction would have been a better choice. Highly recommended.
Gldasiy
Great overview of detective fiction, chock full of great pulp artwork.
Just two little quibbles:
1. Rex Stout should have more of a presence here. Seems like his work was a little glossed over.
2. Although I am a big fan of Max Allan Collins' work, it's a little bit self-serving of him to include his own writing on a "top ten list, " which he selected.
Goldfury
Max knows mystery and he knows history. Bring them together and you've got this. It's great.
watching to future
If you love mysteries, you will enjoy this book. It's colorful and beautiful and full of interesting information about mysteries through the ages. There are lots of great pictures of covers from the classics to detective magazines with all the drama in a beautiful layout. Max Allan Collins knows his stuff and I'm happy he shares it. You'll have a great time! Enjoy!
Wymefw
Being a fan of the author and the mystery genre in general, I bought "The History of Mystery" some time ago in a used book store and from time to time paged through it to enjoy the many high-quality reproductions of classic pulp magazine and paperback covers. A few days ago, however, I actually decided to read the darn thing like a regular book, from cover to cover. And I got so much more out of it. The text presents a detailed history of the mystery genre: from its modest beginnings, through the explosion of private eye paperback fiction in the 40's and 50's, to the present day with its literally thousands of ongoing private eye and detective series filling bookstores and libraries.

The book is necessarily selective in what it can pay detailed attention to, or even mention, but in the end, "The History of Mystery" will educate you about the origins of the genre and give you many, many ideas about what author or character you may want to visit for yourself the next time you're in a bookstore or library. I see from Amazon's listing that, at this point, it is making the book available only through its network of used bookstores. Trust me, for the fan of mysteries and/or classic pulp and paperback art, it's worth using that network to find a copy.
Aver
Ever heard the term "hours of fun?" Well, this thing just keeps going!
One of the magnificent Collectors Press editions, this handsome, heavy hardbound is a well stocked know-it-all's guide to anything shamus.
Collins did a couple of other books for them, too, and I have a couple of them so, by weird chance, when he was in town a few years ago doing other signings, I got to meet him. Seated at his right was Del Close, founder of Second City; standing nearby were EVENT COMICS publisher Laurie Braddach and writer Howard Johnson, and they all made me feel very welcome to hang around. Thus, I got to know collins' stuff.
Being a mystery writer, Max has a good handle on the genre,
but this is a real show-off book. If you can get a used price, grab it! In Chicago, they blew out of the local bookstore at Christmas.
Kudos to these guys!
Kinashand
My wife was working as a buyer for a bookstore when she noticed this title in a catalog and knew it was something special I would instantly be drawn to. As a late Valentine, it was perfect, and I must say I am quite pleased with the almost museum-like quality and presentation of this book. From the first ever real American P.I. to modern films, quirky heroes, and comic books, Max Collins manages to cover every base of the detective mystery genre. The historical bits are not boring at all, but often amusing as is the fantastic selection of cover art from pulp magazines through trading cards and television promo art. A slightly tongue-in cheek tribute to a slightly tongue-in cheek style of writing by one of mystery's biggest fans and best contributers, well worth every penny!
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