The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

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The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

2016

Great mystery and suspense writers have created some of the most unforgettable stories in all of literature and they continue to grow in popularity. How did the genre become so prevalent? Why is it a go-to for so many readers...

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David Schmid

In This Series

Mystery Fiction’s Secret Formula
Episode 1
Mystery Fiction’s Secret Formula
The Detective Is Born
Episode 2
The Detective Is Born
The Criminal
Episode 3
The Criminal
The Sidekick
Episode 4
The Sidekick
Detecting Clues
Episode 5
Detecting Clues
Case Closed? The Problem with Solutions
Episode 6
Case Closed? The Problem with Solutions
The Locked Room
Episode 7
The Locked Room
The Dime Novel
Episode 8
The Dime Novel
Murder in Cozy Places
Episode 9
Murder in Cozy Places
Return of the Classic Detective
Episode 10
Return of the Classic Detective
The City Tests the Detective
Episode 11
The City Tests the Detective
The Private Eye Opens
Episode 12
The Private Eye Opens
African American Mysteries
Episode 13
African American Mysteries
The Femme Fatale
Episode 14
The Femme Fatale
The Private Eye Evolves
Episode 15
The Private Eye Evolves
Latino Detectives on the Border
Episode 16
Latino Detectives on the Border
The Lady Detective
Episode 17
The Lady Detective
Violence Waits in the Wings
Episode 18
Violence Waits in the Wings
Violence Takes Center Stage
Episode 19
Violence Takes Center Stage
Psychopaths and Mind Hunters
Episode 20
Psychopaths and Mind Hunters
Police as Antagonist
Episode 21
Police as Antagonist
Police as Protagonist
Episode 22
Police as Protagonist
Native American Mysteries
Episode 23
Native American Mysteries
The European Mystery Tradition
Episode 24
The European Mystery Tradition
Nordic Noir
Episode 25
Nordic Noir
Japanese and Latin American Mysteries
Episode 26
Japanese and Latin American Mysteries
Precursors to True Crime
Episode 27
Precursors to True Crime
True Crime in the 20th Century
Episode 28
True Crime in the 20th Century
Historical Mysteries
Episode 29
Historical Mysteries
Spies, Thrillers, and Conspiracies
Episode 30
Spies, Thrillers, and Conspiracies
Female-Centered Mystery and Suspense
Episode 31
Female-Centered Mystery and Suspense
Poetic Justice
Episode 32
Poetic Justice
Courtroom Drama
Episode 33
Courtroom Drama
Gay and Lesbian Mystery and Suspense
Episode 34
Gay and Lesbian Mystery and Suspense
Adapting the Multimedia Mystery
Episode 35
Adapting the Multimedia Mystery
Mysterious Experiments
Episode 36
Mysterious Experiments