"[Hilfer] covers most of the major writers of crime novels and deals intelligently and interestingly with the major theme and forms of the genre . .. . [This] is a significant and original contribution to a field which has never been adequately treated before." John G. Cawelti, professor of English, University of KentuckyVom Verlag:
Hilfer offers convincing evidence that the crime novel should be regarded as a genre distinct from the detective novel, whose conventions it subverts to develop conventions of its own.
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