Modus Operandi

An Excursion Into Detective Fiction



by Robin W. Winks


David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston, MA. 1982. Hardcover in dust jacket. 131 pages. (6 X 9). A well-written study on mystery fiction by a prominent academic critic. Winks feels that mystery fiction should be taken seriously as an important form of literature.



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