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The secrets of great mystery and suspense fiction. Season 1 / Professor David Schmid.

Schmid, David (David Frank), (lecturer.). Schmid, David (David Frank). Container of (work): Secrets of great mystery and suspense fiction: course guidebook. ©2016. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (36 video files (approximately 1080 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2016.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 20 Psychopaths and Mind Hunters Episode 28 True Crime in the 20th Century Episode 7 Locked Room Episode 31 Female-Centered Mystery and Suspense Episode 27 Precursors to True Crime Episode 25 Nordic Noir Episode 33 Courtroom Drama Episode 29 Historical Mysteries Episode 24 European Mystery Tradition Episode 35 Adapting the Multimedia Mystery Episode 13 African American Mysteries Episode 3 Criminal Episode 2 Detective Is Born Episode 15 Private Eye Evolves Episode 23 Native American Mysteries Episode 19 Violence Takes Center Stage Episode 14 Femme Fatale Episode 4 Sidekick Episode 17 Lady Detective Episode 12 Private Eye Opens Episode 18 Violence Waits in the Wings Episode 6 Case Closed? Episode 34 Gay and Lesbian Mystery and Suspense Episode 5 Detecting Clues Episode 30 Spies, Thrillers, and Conspiracies Episode 36 Mysterious Experiments Episode 10 Return of the Classic Detective Episode 9 Murder in Cozy Places Episode 1 Mystery Fiction's Secret Formula Episode 16 Latino Detectives on the Border Episode 11 City Tests the Detective Episode 32 Poetic Justice Episode 26 Japanese and Latin American Mysteries Episode 8 Dime Novel Episode 22 Police as Protagonist Episode 21 Police as Antagonist.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor David Schmid, University at Buffalo.
Summary, etc.:
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 around the world? What makes the dark and sometimes grisly themes appealing? Professor David Schmid examines these questions and more in this illuminating course.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Detective and mystery stories > Authorship.
Detective and mystery stories > Technique.
Suspense fiction > Technique.
Genre: Literature.

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