Literary Precedents for After Dark, My Sweet

James Thompson
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Due to its unusual first person narration by a dead character, the novel lacks many precedents as far as narrative technique goes. The exploration of the human psyche, and of character motivation, remain plot aspects used as long as stories have been written.

Many such plots are derived directly from the Bible and from classical mythology. However, such exploration had not entered the detective/crime genre until recent decades.

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