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Amateur Detective

Susan Oleksiw

in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195072396
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199891078
Amateur Detective

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The first detective of the mystery genre was an amateur. In Edgar Allan Poe's story “The Murders in the

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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