Literary Precedents for Easy Prey

John Sandford
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The classical detective novels that established the basic formula Sandford plays off of include all the classics of the genre including the Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Rex Stout mysteries. The hard-boiled precedents most significantly include Raymond Chandler's and Dashiell Hammett's mysteries, which appear to influence Sandford's "Prey" series in regard to its cynical, tough detective and the corrupt nature of society.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Easy Prey from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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