detective fiction

subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective investigates a crime

Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder. The detective genre began around the same time as speculative fiction and other genre fiction in the mid-nineteenth century and has remained extremely popular, particularly in novels. Some of the most famous heroes of detective fiction include C. Auguste Dupin, Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirot. Juvenile stories featuring The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and The Boxcar Children have also remained in print for several decades.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia

genre: detective fiction

377

The Complaints

book by Ian Rankin

author: Ian Rankin

2009

The Lincoln Lawyer

book by Michael Connelly

author: Michael Connelly

Murder in Canton

book by Robert van Gulik

author: Robert van Gulik

1966

Necklace and Calabash

book by Robert van Gulik

author: Robert van Gulik

1967

Rather Be the Devil

book by Ian Rankin

author: Ian Rankin

2016

Feedback
you are offline