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Chronology Introduction: Crime fiction and detective fiction 1. Eighteenth-century crime writing Ian A. Bell 2. The Newgate novel and sensation fiction, 1830-1868 Lynn Pykett 3. The short story from Poe to Chesterton Martin Kayman 4. French crime fiction Sita Schütt 5. The golden age Stephen Knight 6. The private eye Dennis Porter 7. Spy fiction Davis Seed 8. The thriller David Glover 9. Postwar American police fiction LeRoy Lad Panek 10. Postwar British crime fiction Martin Priestman 11. Women detectives Maureen T. Reddy 12. Black crime fiction Andrew Pepper 13. Crime on film and TV Nickianne Moody 14. Detection and literary fiction Laura Marcus Guide to further reading