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Cliffsnotes Detective in Fiction
Publisher: Cliffs Notes | ISBN: 0822003880 | edition 1968 | PDF | 128 pages | 1 mb
RULES FOR WRITING DETECTIVE FICTION
Many people have taken great delight in setting forth rules for the detective story, both to guide the writer and to provide criteria for judging detective stories and novels. Two of the more famous lists of rules have been set forth by Ronald Knox, in 1929, and by Willard Huntington Wright (S. S. Van Dine), in 1928. Although both lists were developed years ago and are somewhat dated, both of them make points well worth bearing in mind while reading detective fiction. Of the two sets of rules, Van Dine's is the most comprehensive and has the greater number of points that are still applicable today.