No-one has approached the vast, continuing corpus of detective fiction in quite this way before. Financial Times What is it that has always made the detective such a popular figure in fiction? Why are we always so seduced by the search to discover whodunit? And how far back does this fascination go?Following the trail of the detective from Poes Chevalier Dupin to the time of this books first publication in 1989 T J Binyons brilliant history explores one of fictions most enduring characters, in all its many guises. Murder Will Out is an essential guide for anyone who has ever been gripped by a good crime novel and wants to investigate further.