Julian Symons

(1912—1994) writer

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crime writer, biographer, and scholar of crime fiction, born in London, brother of A. J. A. Symons. His many novels, which include Bland Beginning (1949) and The Belting Inheritance (1965), showed interests in anarchy, forgery, and bibliography. His survey of the genre, Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel, appeared in 1972.

Subjects: Literature.

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