Private Lives of Private Eyes, Spies, Crimefighters, & Other Good Guys




by Otto Penzler.

Grosset & Dunlap, New York. 1977. Hardcover without dust jacket. 214 pages. (8 X 11). Introduction by Otto Penzler. Penzler covers just about every well-known detective in popular and early fiction. He does chapters on Lew Archer, James Bond, Nick Carter, Charlie Chan, Mike Hammer, Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Ellery Queen, Sam Spade, and just about any other that you can think of. He provides an analysis of the character and the stories, the authors, a bibliography of the books, and a filmography. Each chapter is great fun to read.



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