In the Shadow of Agatha Christie

In the Shadow of Agatha Christie

Classic Crime Fiction by Forgotten Female Writers : 1850-1917

Book - 2018
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Before Agatha Christie became the world's Queen of Crime, she stood on the talented shoulders of the female crime authors who came before her. This splendid new anthology by Leslie S. Klinger brings these exceptional writers out of Christie's shadow and back into the spotlight they deserve. The truth is that it was due to the success of writers like Anna Katherine Green in America; L. T. Meade, C. L. Pirkis, the Baroness Orczy, and Elizabeth Corbett in England; and Mary Fortune in Australia that the doors were finally opened for women crime-writers. Authors who followed them, would not have thrived without the bold, fearless work of their predecessors and the genre would be much poorer for their absence. So while Agatha Christie may still reign supreme, it is important to remember that she did not ascend that throne except on the shoulders of the women who came before herand inspired herand who are now removed from her shadow once and for all by this superb new anthology by Leslie S. Klinger.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781681776309
Branch Call Number: IN
Characteristics: xx, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Klinger, Leslie S.

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