Detective fiction has always been regarded as a lesser kind of literature. So how do you teach it in a university?
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Books and sources:
—“Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson
—“The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allen Poe
—The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
—The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
—Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E.W.Hornung
—Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
—The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
—The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
—The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
—“The Case of Agatha Christie” by John Lanchester in the London Review of Books
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