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Buy crime fiction a readers guide illustrated by ian rankin barry forshaw isbn 9780857303356 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Just bought the kindle version of barry forshaws crime fiction in the kindle edition following the books foreword theres a section called a note on locating authors in crime fiction a readers guide in which the author notes if you are seeking a particular author my advice is not to second guess what category ive placed them in apart from anything else several authors . By comparison crime fiction a readers guide is half the length but its still comprehensive this guide is an essential for the dedicated crime fan its stylishly set out and very readable perfect for finding your next read this guide offers hints on film or tv series you could look out for too. Focusing on more recent fiction the guide provides a selection of the best crime writing over the past century organised by sub genre subject and era there are chapters on the golden age as well as hardboiled detective novels and pulp while crime lite readers wont be disappointed by the chapters on cosy and comedic crime. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from america britain and all across the world but the award winning barry forshaw one of the uks leading experts in the field has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage in this expanded new edition of the much admired rough guide to crime fiction