Probable Cause

Crime Fiction in America



by Leroy Lad Panek


Bowling Green State University Popular Press, Bowling Green, OH. 1990. Trade paperback. 167 pages. (6 X 9). Preface by the author. A history of mystery fiction, with much emphasis on the last century. Many of the fictional detectives of the period 1917-1940 are examined, with interesting comments on Van Dine, Hammett, and Queen.


Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines