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By Paul Roseby

ISBN-10: 0713675845

ISBN-13: 9780713675849

ISBN-10: 1408103702

ISBN-13: 9781408103708

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Chesterton was a writer of many talents who published dozens of books in his lifetime on subjects ranging from theology to literary criticism. His place in the history of crime fiction was won by his creation of the unassuming Catholic priest Father Brown, forever alert to the frailties of human nature, who featured in a series of short stories which showcased Chesterton’s gift for paradox and his ingenuity in creating both puzzles and their solutions. Many of the best stories appeared in the volume entitled The Innocence of Father Brown.

Wingfield, Hard Frost MICHAEL DIBDIN DEAD LAGOON (b. 1947) UK (1994) Michael Dibdin’s creation, Aurelio Zen, investigator for the Criminalpol section of the Italian Ministry of the Interior, is one of the most interesting protagonists in contemporary crime fiction, a rounded and convincing character who struggles to retain what integrity he can amid the corruption of the society in which he works. Grimly realistic and clear-sighted about the labyrinthine bureaucracy that surrounds him, he knows that, where power and money are involved, his investigations 42 02 100 MR CRIME F 9/8/06 1:54 pm Page 43 MICHAEL DIBDIN are unlikely to flourish and yet he continues to believe that the truth is worth a struggle.

Wilkie Collins was a close friend of Dickens and master of what became known as ‘sensation fiction’, a school of Victorian fiction which came to the fore in the 1860s and which often took murder, mystery and crime as its subjects. His most famous novel, The Woman in White, published in 1860, is a melodramatic and complicated tale of a conspiracy to dispossess an heiress of her money, filled with dark secrets of lunacy, illegitimacy and mistaken identities, and made memorable by 30 02 100 MR CRIME F 9/8/06 1:54 pm Page 31 MICHAEL CONNELLY the suave and sinister Italian villain, Count Fosco.

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