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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 In the Shadow of Agatha Christie : Classic Crime Fiction by Forgotten Female Writers 1850-1917
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'Agatha Christie is undoubtedly the world's best-selling mystery author, hailed as the "Queen of Crime," with worldwide sales in the billions. Christie burst onto the literary scene in 1920, with The Mysterious Affair at Styles; her last novel was published in 1976, a career longer than even Conan Doyle's forty-year span.

'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, such as Patricia Wentworth, Dorothy Sayers, and, of course, Agatha Christie 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 her-and inspired her-and who are now removed from her shadow once and for all by this superb new anthology by Leslie S. Klinger.

'Featuring: Mary Fortune, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Ellen Wood, Elizabeth Corbett, C. L. Pirkis, Geraldine Bonner, Ellen Glasgow, L. T. Meade, Baroness Orczy, Augusta Grosser, M. E. Graddon, Anna Katherine Green, Carolyn Wells, Susan Glashell'  (Publication summary)

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* Contents derived from the New York (City), New York (State),
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United States of America (USA),
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Pegasus Crime , 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Traces of Crime, Mary Fortune , single work short story crime
Capture of an assailant of a female at Chinaman's Flat during the gold rushes. (PB)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Pegasus Crime ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 356p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 12 February 2019

      ISBN: 9781643130460
Last amended 22 Jan 2019 08:41:36
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