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Detective and mystery fiction (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Detective and mystery fiction
Used for/see from:
  • Crime fiction
  • Detective fiction
  • Murder mysteries
  • Mystery fiction
  • Private eye fiction
  • Whodunits
See also:

GSAFD, 2000 (Mystery fiction: Use for novels and stories dealing with the detection and solution of crime. UF Crime stories, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Fiction, Detective, Fiction, Mystery, Murder mysteries, Mysteries, Mystery and detective stories, Mystery stories, Private eye stories, Whodunits.NT Noir fiction)

Baldick, C. The Oxford dictionary of literary terms, c2008 (Detective story: a story in which the principal action and focus of interest is the investigation of a crime or apparently enigmas by a detective figure, either professional or amateur.)

Cuddon, J. A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory, 1998: Newgate fiction (Newgate fiction. A minor genre or mode which had some vogue in the 1830s; it has been called 'crime fiction' and is, perhaps, an early form of faction. The so-called Newgate novelists based their stories on actual criminal cases) crime fiction (crime fiction. The commission and detection of crime, with the motives, actions, arraignment, judgement, and punishment of a criminal, is one of the great paradigms of narrative. Critical work on the genre has overwhelmingly concentrated on the detective story, defined by the adoption of the investigator as protagonist; detective fiction; crime writing; crime novel)

British crime writing : an encyclopedia, 2009: introd. (crime fiction; crime novels)

LCSH, Oct. 22, 2014 (Detective and mystery stories. UF Detective and mystery fiction. BT Fiction)