Detective fiction is among the America's preferred and enduring literary genres. This serious textual content examines the fiction of Earl Derr Biggers, S. S. Van Dine, and Dashiell Hammett in the course of an important half-decade once they remodeled the detective tale. The characters they created, together with Charlie Chan, Philo Vance, and the Continental Op, represented a brand new form of detective fixing crimes in clean methods. Their successes could push crime and detective fiction in startling and rejuvenating instructions. issues coated comprise the intellectual detective, the ethnic detective, the exploitation of latest sensations, and the exploitation of girls.
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