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Agatha Christie and the golden age of detective fiction
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Further reading

General further reading for Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie (2001) Agatha Christie: An Autobiography, London: HarperCollins.
Janet Morgan (2017) Agatha Christie: A Biography, London: HarperCollins.
Critical surveys of detective fiction with coverage of Christie
Janice Allan et al. (eds) (2020) The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction, Abingdon: Routledge.
Maurizo Ascari (2007) A Counter-history of Crime Fiction: Supernatural, Gothic, Sensational, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Richard Bradford (2015) Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Stephen Knight (2004) Crime Fiction, 1800–2000: Detection, Death, Diversity, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Stephen Knight (1980) Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction, London and Basingstoke: Macmillan.
Martin Priestman (1998) Crime Fiction: From Poe to the Present, Plymouth: Northcote House.
Charles J. Rzepka (2005) Detective Fiction, Cultural History of Literature, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Charles J. Rzepka and Lee Horsley (eds) (2010) A Companion to Crime Fiction, Chichester: Wiley.
John Scaggs (2005) Crime Fiction, Abingdon: Routledge.
Criticism related to The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Madison J. Davis (2015) ‘Playing by the Rules’, World Literature Today, 89, pp. 29–31
Edmund Wilson (1980) ‘Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?’, in Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. by Robin W. Winks, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, pp. 35–41.
The golden age of detective fiction
J.K. Van Dover (2010) ‘No Chinaman: Ethnicity and the Detective in the 1920s’, in Making the Detective Story American: Biggers, Van Dine and Hammett and the Turning Point of the Genre, 1925–1930, Jefferson: McFarland, pp. 66–96.
Sandra Engelhardt (2003) The Investigators of Crime in Literature, Marburg: Tectum Verlag.
Alison Light (2013) Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars, Abingdon: Routledge.
Susan Rowland (2001) From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime Fiction, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.