History of Crime Fiction

  • Edgar Allen Poe creates the first notable Crime Fiction.

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyal creates the detective Sherlock Holmes

  • The Golden Age of Crime Fiction begins

  • Agatha Christie becomes a very popular crime writer.

  • The Hard-Bioled sub-genre was born.

  • End of the Golden Age

  • Women start to aquire more leading roles in Crime Fiction sparking the beginning of the Contemporary Age of Crime Fiction