Murder and Sophistication

Cawelti, John G.
July 1976
New Republic;7/31/76, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p25
Profiles writer Emma Lathen. Details of her professional background; Information on her detective novels; Examples of the characters she developed; Claim that her most brilliant classical detective stories illuminate the nature of the form by shining light on it from a slightly different angle; View that the closed circle of suspects and the details of the social setting make possible both the limitation and the complexity of the puzzle.


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