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By Salem Press, Fiona Kelleghan, Roger Guenveur Smith

Due to the fact Edgar Allan Poe invented the trendy secret novel within the mid-19th century, the variety of authors writing during this box has progressively elevated in addition to a requirement for such literature. As a reaction to such progress, this article good points articles on a hundred of an important writers of the style.

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Since the heroine, who is eavesdropping, has already heard of Campion’s sensitivity and reliability, she is ready to turn to him for the help which he gives her, and although he is not omniscient, he sustains her, calms her excitable fiancé, and brilliantly exposes the forces of evil. Because Margery Allingham builds her scenes carefully, realistically describing each setting and gradually probing every major character, the novels of her maturity proceed at a leisurely pace, which may annoy readers 6 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction who prefer the action of other mysteries.

In addition to differences in their functions and methods, the judicial police attract a very particular type of individual: Many officers are either ne’erdo-wells or come from the ranks of supposedly reformed criminals. Whereas political agents show intelligence, perspicacity, and perverse cunning, those of the official forces are generally mediocre and easily duped, this despite the popular saw that it takes a thief to catch a thief. Among these latter, though clearly superior, is Bibi-Lupin.

Furthermore, he expected to become rich by establishing a publishing company, a printery, and a typefoundry; all three, in turn, went bankrupt and saddled him with insurmountable debts. Not until 1829 did Balzac—using his real name—enjoy a modest success, with the publication of Les Chouans (1829; The Chouans, 1890). Driven as much by a need for money as by his desire to re-create the world, this new Prometheus wrote between 1829 and 1848 some one hundred titles that make up his monu15 16 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction mental La Comédie humaine (The Comedy of Human Life, 18851893, 1896; best known as The Human Comedy).

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