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By L. David Allen

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In CliffsNotes at the Detective in Fiction, you discover the area of technology fiction writing, whole with a glance at a few major literary works.

Covering the foundations for technological know-how fiction writing, this examine advisor additionally seems to be into precisely what defines detective fiction. you can find serious commentaries on "The Purloined Letter," "The Adventures of the Speckled Band," Black Orchids, and the following:

  • The Moonstone
  • Whose Body?
  • The Benson homicide Case
  • The homicide of Roger Ackroyd
  • What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw
  • Death and the pleased Woman
  • The model in Shrouds
  • The record of Adrian Messenger

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Since it is late, the two young women stay the night. In the morning, while Archie is evading questions from Inspector Cramer, Wolfe arranges a gathering that includes Cramer, Rose Lasher, Fred Updegraff, Anne Tracy, Lewis Hewitt, and W. G. Dill, as well as Archie and himself. When everybody arrives, Wolfe outlines a solution to the murder, suggesting that Lewis Hewitt had arranged the murder. When there is a telephone call for Hewitt, Wolfe suggests that Dill imitate Hewitt so they can gain further information.

Quimper to confess that he murdered his estranged wife. And, finally, Miss Marple explains to Mrs. McGillicuddy and Craddock what has happened. Miss Jane Marple is a little old lady whose main interests seem to be people, homemade wine, tea, and a bit of detective work on the side. She is nearly ninety at the time of this case, and she seems to have spent a lifetime meeting and getting to know people very well indeed. Although she gets around well enough for normal day-to-day activities (for example, she takes the train to London by herself several times and manages to visit people), her age prevents more strenuous activities (her doctor won't allow her to get down on her knees to garden, and she certainly can't do all of the physical work of investigation).

In a detective story, one of the necessary features is the complication of the case. The love interest is a very human activity (and murder should affect human beings and their lives) which is important in its own right and which provides such complications quite naturally and easily. Of course, for the love interest to be a part of the detective story, it must be integral to the story and to the case; it should not be something inserted as a diversion. If it meets these criteria, the love interest has as legitimate a place in detective fiction as it has in fiction in general.

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