Freeman Wills Crofts

This was first published in my Master's thesis on the detective story, University of Sydney, 2011/12.  The reader should check out: Mike Grost's article on Crofts Curtis Evans' Masters of the “Humdrum Mystery”: Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-1961 (2012). REVISED: I have incorporated the … Continue reading Freeman Wills Crofts

Detective fiction: A brief overview

From Sherlock Holmes to WWI The modern detective story is generally considered to have begun in 1887, when the immortal Sherlock Holmes appeared in A Study in Scarlet.  The work wasn't a success, but the long series of short stories, beginning in 1891 with "A Scandal in Bohemia", made Holmes, and his creator, Arthur Conan … Continue reading Detective fiction: A brief overview