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Sam Sparrow was a lousy cop.

Author: Randy McCharles


ISBN: 1989407234


Page: 340

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Sam Sparrow was a lousy cop. He's a worse private eye. But when the magician Merlin magicks him away from Hartford, Connecticut to work cases in King Arthur's Court, it may be just what Sam needs to address his trust issues while at the same time proving himself worthy of his elusive idol, Sam Spade.
2021-02-16 By Randy McCharles

... ''This King Business,'' a satirical revision of the turn-of-the-century adventure novels, like Richard Harding Davis's Soldier of Fortune or, more famously, Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, that depicted the ...

Author: Sean McCann

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822380566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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In Gumshoe America Sean McCann offers a bold new account of the hard-boiled crime story and its literary and political significance. Illuminating a previously unnoticed set of concerns at the heart of the fiction, he contends that mid-twentieth-century American crime writers used the genre to confront and wrestle with many of the paradoxes and disappointments of New Deal liberalism. For these authors, the same contradictions inherent in liberal democracy were present within the changing literary marketplace of the mid-twentieth-century United States: the competing claims of the elite versus the popular, the demands of market capitalism versus conceptions of quality, and the individual versus a homogenized society. Gumshoe America traces the way those problems surfaced in hard-boiled crime fiction from the1920s through the 1960s. Beginning by using a forum on the KKK in the pulp magazine Black Mask to describe both the economic and political culture of pulp fiction in the early twenties, McCann locates the origins of the hard-boiled crime story in the genre’s conflict with the racist antiliberalism prominent at the time. Turning his focus to Dashiell Hammett’s career, McCann shows how Hammett’s writings in the late 1920s and early 1930s moved detective fiction away from its founding fables of social compact to the cultural alienation triggered by a burgeoning administrative state. He then examines how Raymond Chandler’s fiction, unlike Hammett’s, idealized sentimental fraternity, echoing the communitarian appeals of the late New Deal. Two of the first crime writers to publish original fiction in paperback—Jim Thompson and Charles Willeford—are examined next in juxtaposition to the popularity enjoyed by their contemporaries Mickey Spillane and Ross Macdonald. The stories of the former two, claims McCann, portray the decline of the New Deal and the emergence of the rights-based liberalism of the postwar years and reveal new attitudes toward government: individual alienation, frustration with bureaucratic institutions, and dissatisfaction with the growing vision of America as a meritocracy. Before concluding, McCann turns to the work of Chester Himes, who, in producing revolutionary hard-boiled novels, used the genre to explore the changing political significance of race that accompanied the rise of the Civil Rights movement in the late 1950s and the 1960s. Combining a striking reinterpretation of the hard-boiled crime story with a fresh view of the political complications and cultural legacies of the New Deal, Gumshoe America will interest students and fans of the genre, and scholars of American history, culture, and government.
2000-12-06 By Sean McCann

Keep an eye out for his Chandleresque Twain homage A Connecticut Gumshoe in King Arthur's Court. Check him out at Susan Calder is the author of Deadly Fall, the first in her Paula Savard mystery series.

Author: Axel Howerton

Publisher: Coffin Hop Press

ISBN: 9780994737816

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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AB NEGATIVE Where the blood runs black as oil… 14 Choice Cuts from Alberta’s best crime and genre writers, playing in their own back yard. Canadian crime at it's best! Featuring new fiction from: Jayne Barnard (The Evil Eye Of Africa) Robert Bose (nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre) Susan Calder (Deadly Fall) Dwayne E. Clayden (Crisis Point) Therese Greenwood (Dead In The Water) Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra) Janice MacDonald (Randy Craig mystery series) Randy McCharles (The Necromancer Candle) Brent Nichols (War Of The Necromancer series) Al Onia (Javenny) R. Overwater (Tall Tales Of The Weird West) Sharon Wildwind (Some Welcome Home) S.G. Wong (Die On Your Feet) and Kevin P. Thornton (World Enough And Crime)
2015-08-06 By Axel Howerton

Also stay away from all cemeteries, at least until the police find out why someone is disinterring and crucifying corpses. As you can tell, this is a lively novel, full of intricate plotting and engaging off-beat characters.

Author: Keith Hartman

Publisher: Meisha Merlin Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015002517838

Category: Fiction

Page: 429

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Welcome to 21st century Atlanta. During your stay, depending on your tastes, you can cruise gay midtown (I hear that the Inquisition Health Club has introduced manacles and chains to the aerobics class) or check out the Reverend-Senator Stonewall's headquarters at Freedom Plaza (watch out for the Christian Militia guarding it, though) or attend a sky-clad Wiccan sabbat (by invitation only). Avoid the courthouse, where the Cherokee have turned out in full war-paint to renegotiate a nineteenth century land deal. Also stay away from all cemeteries, at least until the police find out why someone is disinterring and crucifying corpses. As you can tell, this is a lively novel, full of intricate plotting and engaging off-beat characters. Among the latter are a gay detective, a Wiccan family, an ambitious televangelist with an eye on the White House, an artist whose medium is flesh and blood, a Cherokee drag queen--and then there's poor Benji, who would just like to make it to his fifteenth birthday, assuming the MIBS don't get him first or his Baptist parents don't ground him for life because his new girlfriend is a witch. Picked as one of the eight best mysteries of 1999 by The Drood Review of Mysteries. Winner of Two Spectrum Awards ("Best Novel" and "People's Choice") Nominated for Two Lambda Awards ("Best Science Fiction / Fantasy Book" and "Best Men's Mystery".)
1999 By Keith Hartman

He enlists the help of sexy fellow gumshoe Bentley to crack the case—and a romance develops. ... Hollywood resolution to time-travel romances and the like—Bing Crosby's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court uses it, for instance).

Author: Fraser A. Sherman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476611013

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In the three decades since the first SF film produced for television—1968’s Shadow on the Land—nearly 600 films initially released to television have had science fiction, fantasy, or horror themes. Featuring superheroes, monsters, time travel, and magic, these films range from the phenomenal to the forgettable, from low-budget to blockbuster. Information on all such American releases from 1968 through 1998 is collected here. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, qualitative commentary, and notes of interest on aspects of the film. Appendices provide a list of other films that include some science fiction, horror, or fantasy elements; a film chronology; and a guide to alternate titles.
2015-09-03 By Fraser A. Sherman


Author: Keith Hartman

Publisher: Meisha Merlin Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015061467638

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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2001 By Keith Hartman

... The Frears , Stephen Dangerous Liaisons Grifters , The Gumshoe Hero Hit , The a My Beautiful Laundrette Prick Up ... Alarm Challenge to Be Free Cheers for Miss Bishop China Seas a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Cross of ...

Author: Blockbuster Entertainment

Publisher: Island Books

ISBN: 0440217660

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1600

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The respected expert in video sales and rentals offers an extensive reference guide of every film available on video--from new releases, classics and golden oldies to made-for-TV and foreign films. More than 20,000 entries, cross-indexed by title, director, celebrity, category, and more.

... The , 74 : Gumshoe , 339 ; Lifeforce , 1073 ; Molly Maguires , The , 637 ; Ploughman's Lunch , The , 665 ; Return of ... The , 183 Fleming , Rhonda : Abilene Town , 1112 ; Bullwhip , 1122 ; Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ...

Author: Mick Martin


ISBN: 0345349253

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1453

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1987 By Mick Martin

... The Naked City , The None But Musketeers , The O Gumshoe I'll Never the Lonely Heart Pacific Liner Plough Forget ... Orient The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Express Night Must Fall Orphans QP- Court Crosswinds Crowded Sky .

Author: Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation

Publisher: Island Books

ISBN: 0440221145

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1586

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With over 300 new entries added since the 1995 edition, this ultimate video guidebook for all video viewers gives a clear plot summary of each film, an MPAA rating, and extensive indices. From new releases to classics, foreign films to children's viewing, this reference contains over 20,000 entries of films available on video.

Russell Autumn Russell Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 78 Zombies of Mora Tau '57 Ruggles ... The '66 Doctors ' Wives '70 Gumshoe '72 Invitation to a Gunfighter '64 L.A. Bad '85 Missing '82 Swimmer , The 68 Word ...

Author: David J Weiner

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 0810394049

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1244

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1991 By David J Weiner