|14 December 2016|
There has been substantially more analysis of detective novels and stories than of thrillers. This is not entirely unexpected – reviewers are a persnickety lot.
Chandler and Hammett wrote some sparkling prose, and sure, Christie was just so excruciatingly popular; and criticizing Holmes is the equivalent of throwing stones at the Mount Everest; and heck, the New York Trilogy is a masterpiece. Therefore, there is analysis of the detective fiction. Thrillers on the other hand are only analyzed when they are made into movies.