The Police Procedural
by George N. Dove
University of Wisconsin Press, 1982
Cloth: 978-0-87972-188-6
Library of Congress Classification PR888.D4D68 1982
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.087609

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the late 1940s and early 1950s a new kind of detective story appeared on the scene. This was a story in which the mystery is solved by regular police detectives, usually working in teams and using ordinary police routines. This kind of narrative is customarily called the "police procedural" story. And it is the subject of this book. Though there has been numberless writers of these stories, there has never been a book of criticism before.
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