The Mysterious Bookshop

George N. Dove - The Police Procedural

Bowling Green, Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1982.  Fine in fine dust jacket.  A comprehensive study of the kind of mystery story where the police use stolid footwork to solve a case.  Discussions of the origin of the genre, myths, contrasts between American and European styles, and gender and race differences, along with the major writers in the field.  $21.95.


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