The Collected Stories of Amanda Cross

The Collected Stories of Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross is master of the American literary whodunit.

Author: Amanda Cross

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307803405

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Amanda Cross is master of the American literary whodunit. In her delicately menacing short fiction, assembled here in one volume, dangerous impulses seize the most unlikely individuals, and everyday existence is fast eclipsed by the bizarre. Among the compelling intrigues: The cold-blooded murder of Mrs. Byron Lloyd, shot dead during a writers' panel discussion . . . the enigma of the nameless toddler who walks out of the bushes one New England summer afternoon . . . the reappearance of a missing Constable drawing just where it can cause the most trouble . . . and other wonderful mysteries, many of which star the incomparable amateur sleuth Kate Fansler.
Categories: Fiction

The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories

Author: Amanda Cross

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1148592518

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 184

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Categories: Detective and mystery stories, American

Busybodies Meddlers and Snoops

Busybodies  Meddlers  and Snoops

Carolyn G. Heilbrun writing as Amanda Cross , quoted in Span , E11 . 39. Cross , Collected Stories , 15 . 40. Amanda Cross , Sweet Death , Kind Death ( New York : Ballantine Books , 1990 ) . 41. Amanda Cross , Death in a Tenured ...

Author: Kimberly J. Dilley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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An analysis of contemporary women's mysteries featuring the modern female detective.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Great Women Mystery Writers

Great Women Mystery Writers

Numerous literary scholars have addressed her work published as Cross. Kress's biography, Feminist in a Tenured Position, includes a great deal of analysis of the Cross novels and the issues ... The Collected Stories of Amanda Cross.

Author: Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

In Cross's fictional world, the latter do read, drop quotations, and discuss literature as readily as the former, ... Again (1990) An Imperfect Spy (1995) Dr. Gideon Fell 63 The Collected Stories of Amanda Cross 62 Professor Kate Fansler.

Author: Eric Sandberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442278233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Puzzled Heart

The Puzzled Heart

Amanda Cross. From the master of the American literary mystery come these short stories— including eight mysteries featuring Kate Fansler: * * * AMANDA CROSS. THE. COLLECTED. STORIES. * * * A People “Page-Turner of the Week” “For more ...

Author: Amanda Cross

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780307803399

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Kate Fansler's husband, Reed, has been kidnapped--and will be killed unless Kate obeys the carefully delineated directives of a ransom note. Tormented by her own puzzled heart, Kate seeks solace and wise counsel from both old friends and new. But who precisely is the enemy? Is he or she a vengeful colleague? A hostile student? A terrorist sect? The questions mount as Kate searches for Reed--accompanied by her trusty new companion, a Saint Bernard puppy named Bancroft. Hovering near Kate and Bancroft are rampant cruelties and calculated menace. The moment is ripe for murder. . . .
Categories: Fiction

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

published her first Amanda Cross novel, In the Last Analysis, in 1964, introducing Professor Kate Fansler, ... She continued to read andwrite, andThe Collected Stories of AmandaCross, all of which feature Kate Fansler at their center ...

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140698

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.
Categories: LITERARY CRITICISM

Singular Women

Singular Women

She appears in fiction : Amanda Cross , " The Proposition , " in The Collected Stories ( New York : Ballantine Books , 1997 ) ; and Michael Kernan , Lost Diaries ...

Author: Kristen Frederickson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520231651

Category: Art

Page: 266

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Contemporary art historians - all of them women - probe the dilemmas and complexities of writing about the woman artist, past and present. These 13 essays address the work and history of specific artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the present day.
Categories: Art

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

Amanda Cross. well, and if I am to continue as Secretary I would like to suggest that his usefulness to me can scarcely be overestimated. Let me add, while I have the floor, that the students from University College who have been in my ...

Author: Amanda Cross

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509820061

Category: Fiction

Page:

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It’s New York City, 1970, and student riots have ravaged the university where Professor Kate Fansler teaches Victorian literature to mature students. The survival of the University College is in doubt, especially as their President Jeremiah Cudlipp is determined to shut it down. In the midst of balancing dissertation proposals with the politics of academia, Kate is faced with insurmountable odds. But armed with a handful of rebellious colleagues, the poetry of W. H. Auden, and her new fiancé, she is not one to give up. Kate is willing to fight to the death for her college, but only a miracle – or perhaps a murder – can save their beloved institution . . . Littered with verses of Auden, Amanda Cross’s Poetic Justice is a passionate and gripping mystery. Follow amateur sleuth Kate Fansler in this murder mystery series, continuing with The Theban Mysteries and The Question of Max.
Categories: Fiction

Insiders Guide to Cincinnati

Insiders  Guide   to Cincinnati

Start with Flashpoint and move on in the series of books to No Good Deed and Angel's Bidding. ... The book includes short stories by Anne Perry and Amanda Cross as well as a few tales by Marks himself, including The Long Arm of the Paw.

Author: Felix Winternitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461746928

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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For those looking to visit Cincinnati or considering moving there, Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati is the essential source for information about this thriving Ohio city. Written by locals with first-hand experience in the region, this exceedingly useful and practical guide offers a personal perspective of Cincinnati and its surroundings and includes three maps of the area.
Categories: Travel

The International Who s Who of Women 2002

The International Who s Who of Women 2002

... Writing A Woman's Life 1988 , Hamlet's Mother and Other Women 1990 , The Education of a Woman : The Life and Times of Gloria Steinem 1995 , The Last Gift of Time 1997 , Collected Stories 1997 ; ( as Amanda Cross ) eleven novels .

Author: Elizabeth Sleeman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1857431227

Category: Reference

Page: 716

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Over 5,500 detailed biographies of the most eminent, talented and distinguished women in the world today.
Categories: Reference

The Edge of Doom

The Edge of Doom

BY AMANDA CROSS Published by Ballantine Books: THE THEBAN MYSTERIES POETICJUSTICE DEATH IN A TENURED POSITION IN THE LAST ANALYSIS THE JAMESJOYCE MURDER THE QUESTION OF MAX SWEET DEATH, KIND DEATH NO WORD FROM WINIFRED A TRAP FOR FOOLS ...

Author: Amanda Cross

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345462039

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Rich and witty, the literary whodunits by Amanda Cross are a delight for readers who like their mysteries smart and suspenseful. Now comes the highly anticipated sequel to her Kate Fansler novel, Honest Doubt, which the Providence Journal called “one of [her] best books in years.” Here, Cross takes her beloved protagonist into uncharted territory, turning Kate Fansler’s world upside down. Just when Kate Fansler thinks life couldn’t possibly hold any more surprises, she receives a phone call from Laurence, the eldest of her imperious brothers. But a woman as sharp as Kate knows that the moment one stops believing in life’s little bends in the road is the time when it has more twists in store. Kate has always been different from the other Fanslers–a free and independent thinker in a family where propriety and decorum are prized above all. She has always assumed it was because she was the youngest and the only girl in the family. But over a drink with Laurence, Kate’s whole understanding of herself is thrown into question as he calmly tells her that a strange man came to his office claiming to be Kate’s father–and it’s quite possible that she is not a Fansler after all. There are even more dangerous curves in the road for Kate Fansler, especially after she meets the man who calls himself her father. When more life-threatening secrets and lies emerge, Kate and the Fansler family are suddenly pitched perilously close to the edge of doom
Categories: Fiction

Braille Books

Braille Books

The Collected Stories BR 11617 by Amanda Cross 2 volumes Ten short mysteries , all but one featuring professor Kate Fansler . All were previously published by the pseudonymous academic , Amanda Cross .

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754081673653

Category: Blind

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Categories: Blind

Contemporary Authors New Revision

Contemporary Authors New Revision

Author: Jeffery H. Chapman

Publisher: Contemporary Authors New Revis

ISBN: 0787611999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 886

This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers appearing in this volume include: Shana Alexander Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Richard Rhodes Audrey Thomas
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mystery and Suspense Writers

Mystery and Suspense Writers

Amanda Cross : The Collected Stories . New York : Ballantine , 1997 . The Puzzled Heart . New York : Ballantine , 1998 . Conclusion In the critical debate about detective fiction's suitability as a genre for feminists , most critics ...

Author: Robin W. Winks

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: UOM:49015003017085

Category: Crime in literature

Page: 1296

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This volume contains bio-critical information on popular writers of the genre.
Categories: Crime in literature

Practical Action Research for Change

Practical Action Research for Change

Helovesto read serious classics, contemporary mysteries, short stories in Field and Stream, and essays inTheNew Yorker. He moves easily among William Faulkner, Amanda Cross, Barry Lopez, Marilynne Robinson, Richard Russo,and Jane Smiley ...

Author: Richard A. Schmuck

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483362137

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Richard Schmuck demonstrates how educators can use personal reflection and action research to convert frustrations into solvable problems and improved professional practice.
Categories: Education

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Donald Margulies . Date not set . pap . ( 0-684-80706-8 ) S & S Trade . 5.25 ( 0-8222-1640 - X ) Dramatists Play Collected Works of William Cobbett , 16 vols . Ed . by Noel Collected Stories of Amanda Cross . Amanda Cross . Jan.

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040082201

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

In her elegant new crime novel , Amanda Cross proves once again why she is the reigning master of the literary mystery . BILT ZULES A KATE FANSLER NOVEL BY AMANDA CROSS Many of the characters in Mordecai Richler's 10 novels are Jews ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020785833

Category:

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Mystery Women Volume One Revised

Mystery Women  Volume One  Revised

... Cold War The Collected Stories Come Away, Death Come Home and Be Killed Commander Amanda Nightingale A Compelling ... Palmer David Brierley Amanda Cross Gladys Mitchell Jennie Melville George Revelli Michael Underwood Nigel Morland ...

Author: Colleen Barnett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615950089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 533

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DIVMany bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Excellent for all women's studies programs as well as for the mystery hound./div
Categories: Literary Criticism