The History of Crime Fiction – Part II

In Part I, I wrote about early crime fiction, its Golden Age, and Hard-boiled American crime fiction. It should come as no surprise that the favorite fiction book genre among readers is mystery, thriller and crime. With the popularity of Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayres, Dashiell Hammet, and other writers, crime fiction […]

Nancy Drew, Girl Detective

It’s hard to believe that the Nancy Drew mystery series has been around for more than 80 years enchanting girls since 1930 when it was first published by Grosset and Dunlap. The author, Carolyn Keene, never existed, as “she” was the pen name for numerous ghostwriters over the years.  The original series depicted Nancy carrying […]