Western and Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction in America
by Cinthia Hamilton
1987, University of Ohio Press. Hardcover with dust jacket. 200 pages. Discusses the styles and techniques of the most popular writers of the most popular literature of the 40's and 50's. A large portion of the book is taken up with biographies of four authors: Zane Grey, Frederick Faust, Dashiell Hammett and Ramond Chandler.