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a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution

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For those who like their detective stories laced with retro-chic, but fancy a heroine a bit more sprightly than Miss Marple, the current favourite seems to be the adventures of psychologist-investigator Mai-sie Dobbs, as created by Jacqueline Winspear.
One of the most riveting detective stories of the last century supposedly ended when the Russian government declared that bones excavated from a Siberian mass grave belonged to the Romanovs, Russia's last royal family, who were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Somewhere the narrative conventions of cinematic thrillers, detective stories, and radio serials and the frustration of such conventions by strategies of appropriation and fragmentation slap each other on the back and acknowledge that, as paradigms for storytelling, they are no longer opposites but instead old pals who, as it were, can finish one another's sentences.
Unlike most metaphysical detective stories, in which we often are not even certain if a crime has been committed, PaPa LaBas does appear successful as a detective in that he actually discovers the identity of the murderers, and even thinks he has located Jes Grew's Text, all of which he reveals at a party held at the Villa Lewaro, fittingly, a country-house reminiscent of those in Agatha Christie mysteries.
Following his success in mystery and detective stories, he switched to the writing of full-length thrillers after 1929.
People simply can't get enough of them, and they're delving into everything from detective stories to encyclopedias.
And so for the next 90 minutes we chatted away over cheesecake and decaf, animatedly comparing the courage, brains, and wry wit of our favorite gumshoes, reminding me once again that while detective stories are regularly scorned as low-grade pulp, these mysteries remain the most pervasive and popular genre of modern literature-outselling all competitors and getting translated into languages from Arabic to Zulu.
As in Sciascia's other detective stories, the investigator's position as hero--as the knight who pursues justice in a world gone mean with sin and corruption--is undermined by his failure to comprehend exactly the full extent and power of that corruption.
A film that combines the "best elements of newspaper pictures, detective stories and thrillers rolled into one superb movie," "All the President's Men" is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
Hornung was inspired to create his lovable criminal after his brother-in-law gained fame from the detective stories he was writing.
Afterwards they went back to their classrooms to design book covers and write their own detective stories.
1893: Dorothy L Sayers, writer of detective stories featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, was born in Oxford.
The original Irregulars are a group of fictional characters featured in Sir Arthur Conan Doyles' detective stories.
This new Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars mystery series from Scholastic opens with Fall Of The Amazing Zalindas, the first in a projected series of casebook detective stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and his young assistants, a band of street urchins who help probe the gruesome deaths of a circus troupe's tightrope walkers.