Hollywood’s Detectives

Crime Series in the 1930s and 1940s from the Whodunnit to Hard-boiled Noir

  • Fran Mason

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

About this book

Introduction

The study of Hollywood detectives has often overlooked the B-Movie mystery series in favour of hard-boiled film. Hollywood's Detectives redresses this oversight by examining key detective series of the 1930s and 1940s to explore their contributions to the detective genre.

Keywords

America bibliography English film genre Hollywood logic society

Authors and affiliations

  • Fran Mason
    • 1
  1. 1.Film Studies and American StudiesUniversity of WinchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230358676
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36767-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35867-6
  • About this book