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1) Lines 17-19: "an inverted snobbery accuses her of abandoning the time-honored conventions of the detective genre in favor of a highbrow literary style." I interpret "snobbery" as a snobbish comment, but what is an "inverted snobbery" - an upside down snobbery?
2) Lines 34-37: "Her devices to advance the story can be shameless and thin, and it is often impossible to see how her detective arrives at the truth; one is left to conclude that the detective solves crimes through intuition." I can see that an author's devices can be described as "inadequate," but what does it mean to say an author's devices are "shameless"? I thought "shameless" is used to attack someone's character. Does "shameless" just mean bad, or awful here?