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Georgette Heyer

(1902—1974) novelist

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butler Did It, The.

butler Did It, The.  

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The phrase “the butler did it” is a cliché widely used in jest by people who are not fans of detective fiction. In fact, there are surprisingly few detective novels ...
Country Constable

Country Constable  

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The country constable, found predominantly in English crime fiction, is a popular stock character in novels set in small towns or rural areas, but he is rarely presented as a ...
historical Novel

historical Novel  

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A novel in which the action takes place during a specific historical period well before the time of writing (often one or two generations before, sometimes several centuries), and in which some ...
Mills and Boon

Mills and Boon  

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Trademark name used to denote idealized and sentimental romantic situations of the kind associated with the type of fiction published by Mills & Boon Limited.
romantic fiction

romantic fiction  

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This capacious and much‐contested category could be said to pre‐date the novel—as in the medieval verses of courtly love written in the vernacular, the ‘popular’ languages derived from Latin—or to ...
Trusted Figure As Criminal

Trusted Figure As Criminal  

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Most long-established societies have within them figures in whom trust and authority is vested by virtue of the positions these persons hold.Many of the situations around which crime fiction ...

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