A Companion to Crime Fiction

A Companion to Crime Fiction
Author: Charles J. Rzepka,Lee Horsley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN: 1119675774
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction
Author: Martin Priestman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2003-11-06
ISBN: 9780521008716
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

This Companion covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. As well as discussing the 'detective' fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. It also includes chapters on the treatment of crime in the eighteenth-century literature, French and Victorian fiction, women and black detectives, crime on film and TV, police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form.

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction
Author: Lucy Andrew,Samuel Saunders
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2021-07-24
ISBN: 3030749894
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Detective s Companion in Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book aims to establish the position of the sidekick character in the crime and detective fiction literary genres. It re-evaluates the traditional view that the sidekick character in these genres is often overlooked as having a small, generic or singular role—either to act as the foil to the detective in order to accentuate their own abilities at solving crimes, or else to simply tell the story to the reader. Instead, essays in the collection explore the representations and functions of the detective’s sidekick across a range of forms and subgenres of crime fiction. By incorporating forms such as children’s detective fiction, comics and graphic novels and film and television alongside the more traditional fare of novels and short stories, this book aims to break down the boundaries that sometimes exist between these forms, using the sidekick as a defining thread to link them together into a wider conceptual argument that covers a broad range of crime narratives.

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction
Author: Janice Allan,Jesper Gulddal,Stewart King,Andrew Pepper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN: 0429842422
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction is a comprehensive introduction to crime fiction and crime fiction scholarship today. Across 45 original chapters, specialists in the field offer innovative approaches to the classics of the genre as well as ground-breaking mappings of emerging themes and trends. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I, Approaches, rearticulates the key theoretical questions posed by the crime genre. Part II, Devices, examines the textual characteristics of crime fiction. Part III, Interfaces investigates the complex ways in which crime fiction engages with the defining issues of its context – from policing and forensic science through war, migration and narcotics to digital media and the environment. Rigorously argued and engagingly written, the volume is indispensable both to students and scholars of crime fiction.

The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction
Author: Catherine Ross Nickerson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2010-07-08
ISBN: 0521136067
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

Examines the range of American crime fiction from execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programmes like The Sopranos.

The Cambridge Companion to World Crime Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to World Crime Fiction
Author: Stewart King,Jesper Gulddal,Alistair Rolls
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-04-30
ISBN: 110848459X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to World Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

The first systematic account of crime fiction as a global genre, offering unprecedented coverage of distinct traditions across the world.

Contemporary German Crime Fiction

Contemporary German Crime Fiction
Author: Thomas W. Kniesche
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 3110426609
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary German Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

A companion to contemporary German crime fiction for English-speaking audiences is overdue. Starting with the earlier Swiss “classics” Glauser and Dürrenmatt and including a number of important Austrian authors, such as Wolf Haas and Heinrich Steinfest, this volume will cover the essential writers, genres, and themes of crime fiction written in German. Where necessary and appropriate, crime fiction in media other than writing (TV-series, movies) will be included. Contemporary social and political developments, such as gender issues, life in a multicultural society, and the afterlife of German fascism today, play a crucial role in much of recent German crime fiction. A number of contributions to this volume will comment on the literary reflection of these issues in the texts. The goal of the volume is to make available to English-speaking audiences, to students, teachers and to a wider circle of interested readers, a series of articles on genres, topics, authors, and texts that will help them understand the scope and depth of German crime fiction, its ties to international traditions and also the specificity of the German context, its historical development and contemporary situation.

Crime and Thriller Writing

Crime and Thriller Writing
Author: Michelle Spring,Laurie R. King
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 1472523938
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime and Thriller Writing Book Excerpt:

Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing crime novels, from research and planning to getting published.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Author: Anne-Marie Beller
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN: 0786436670
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Book Excerpt:

"Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) penned more than eighty novels, plays, poems, essays, and short stories, and edited two magazines. This companion to Braddon's mystery fiction has entries on key figures, characters, and historical contexts in Braddon's writing, as well as illustrations, a career chronology, and a chronological and alphabetical listing of all of her works"--Provided by publisher.

The Crime Fiction Handbook

The Crime Fiction Handbook
Author: Peter Messent
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-11-28
ISBN: 0470657049
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crime Fiction Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and cultural significance of the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British, and Scandinavian texts. Provides an accessible and well-written introduction to the genre of crime fiction Moves with ease between a general overview of the genre and useful theoretical approaches Includes a close analysis of the key texts in the crime fiction tradition Identifies what makes crime fiction of such cultural importance and illuminates the social and political anxieties at its heart. Shows the similarities and differences between British, American, and Scandinavian crime fiction traditions

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction
Author: Martin Priestman
Publsiher: Writers and Their Work
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0746312172
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

This brief study surveys British and American crime fiction from the first detective stories of Edgar Allan Poe to the present day, exploring the ways in which Poe's basic form has intertwined with more suspense-driven elements to produce fiction featuring spies, private-eyes and serial killers, as well as the classic whodunnit.

Class and Culture in Crime Fiction

Class and Culture in Crime Fiction
Author: Julie H. Kim
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1476615381
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Class and Culture in Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

The crime fiction world of the late 1970s, with its increasingly diverse landscape, is a natural beginning for this collection of critical studies focusing on the intersections of class, culture and crime—each nuanced with shades of gender, ethnicity, race and politics. The ten new essays herein raise broad and complicated questions about the role of class and culture in transatlantic crime fiction beyond the Golden Age: How is “class” understood in detective fiction, other than as a socioeconomic marker? Can we distinguish between major British and American class concerns as they relate to crime? How politically informed is popular detective fiction in responding to economic crises in Scotland, Ireland, England and the United States? When issues of race and gender intersect with concerns of class and culture, does the crime writer privilege one or another factor? Do values and preoccupations of a primarily middle-class readership get reflected in popular detective fiction?

Teaching Crime Fiction

Teaching Crime Fiction
Author: Charlotte Beyer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-07-18
ISBN: 3319906089
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

More than perhaps any other genre, crime fiction invites debate over the role of popular fiction in English studies. This book offers lively original essays on teaching crime fiction written by experienced British and international scholar teachers, providing vital insight into this diverse genre through a series of compelling subjects. Taking its starting-point in pedagogical reflections and classroom experiences, the book explores methods for teaching students to develop their own critical perspectives as crime fiction critics, the impact of feminism, postcolonialism, and ecocriticism on crime fiction, crime fiction and film, the crime short story, postgraduate perspectives, and more.

Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky
Author: Margaret Kinsman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 1476625697
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sara Paretsky Book Excerpt:

Sara Paretsky’s groundbreaking mystery series about Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 and is still going strong. She is a co-founder of Sisters in Crime (worldwide organization supporting women writers), a sought-after public speaker and the 2015 president of the Mystery Writers of America. This book is the first comprehensive reference work on Paretsky, providing an overview of the Warshawski novels and short stories, her other novels, a volume of collected essays, her anthologies and journalism. Special attention is paid to the character of Warshawski—the tough, street-smart detective who challenges stereotypical representations of women in crime fiction—and to the significance of the Chicago setting. A guide to the scholarly and critical debates is included, along with discussion of media adaptations and references to key websites.

Secrets of Crime Fiction Classics

Secrets of Crime Fiction Classics
Author: Stephen Knight
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN: 0786493984
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of Crime Fiction Classics Book Excerpt:

Starting with William Godwin's Caleb Williams and Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly, this book covers in detail the great works of detective fiction--Poe's Dupin stories, Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Sayers' Strong Poison, Chandler's The Big Sleep, and Simenon's The Yellow Dog. Lesser-known but important early works are also discussed, including Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, Emile Gaboriau's M. Lecoq, Anna Katharine Green's The Leavenworth Case and Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. More recent titles show increasing variety in the mystery genre, with Patricia Highsmith's criminal-focused The Talented Mr. Ripley and Chester Himes' African-American detectives in Cotton Comes to Harlem. Diversity develops further in Sara Paretsky's tough woman detective V.I. Warshawski in Indemnity Only, Umberto Eco's medievalist and postmodern The Name of the Rose and the forensic feminism of Patricia Cornwell's Postmortem. Notably, the best modern crime fiction has been primarily international--Manuel Vasquez Montalban's Catalan Summer Seas, Ian Rankin's Edinburgh-set The Naming of the Dead, Sweden's Stieg Larsson's The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and Vikram Chanda's Mumbai-based Sacred Games.

The Bedside Companion to Crime

The Bedside Companion to Crime
Author: Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780892964161
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bedside Companion to Crime Book Excerpt:

Gathering together hundreds of facts and foibles from the world of crime writing, a veteran mystery expert displays his knowledge of this genre

Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction

Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction
Author: Stuart Sim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2015-04-08
ISBN: 1137469668
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

The detective figure in contemporary American crime fiction increasingly relies on revenge to bring about justice in a society where there has been a sharp decline in moral values. This study demonstrates how the notion of the detective as a moral exemplar or heroic ideal breaks down in the works of writers such as James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky.

Dorothy L Sayers

Dorothy L  Sayers
Author: Eric Sandberg
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN: 1476673489
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dorothy L Sayers Book Excerpt:

Dorothy L. Sayers was one of the "Queens of Crime." Alongside writers like Agatha Christie, she perfected the whodunnit, but also used the genre to explore social, ethical, and emotional matters. Her characters, particularly Lord Peter Wimsey and his investigative partner Harriet Vane, struggle with the complexities of life and love in a rapidly changing world while solving some of the most intricate and complex mysteries ever offered to the reading public. Sayers was also an important theoretician of detective fiction, a religious dramatist, a public intellectual, and one of the 20th century's most important translators of Dante. While focusing on her mystery fiction, this companion offers a full view of all aspects of Sayers's career. It is an ideal introduction for readers new to Sayers's diverse and rewarding body of work, and an invaluable companion for her many fans.

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture
Author: Alfred Bendixen,Olivia Carr Edenfield
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN: 1317190718
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays by leading scholars insists on a larger recognition of the importance and diversity of crime fiction in U.S. literary traditions. Instead of presenting the genre as the property of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, this book maps a larger territory which includes the domains of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy and other masters of fiction.The essays in this collection pay detailed attention to both the genuine artistry and the cultural significance of crime fiction in the United States. It emphasizes American crime fiction’s inquiry into the nature of democratic society and its exploration of injustices based on race, class, and/or gender that are specifically located in the details of American experience.Each of these essays exists on its own terms as a significant contribution to scholarship, but when brought together, the collection becomes larger than the sum of its pieces in detailing the centrality of crime fiction to American literature. This is a crucial book for all students of American fiction as well as for those interested in the literary treatment of crime and detection, and also has broad appeal for classes in American popular culture and American modernism.

Policing Gender and Alicia Gim nez Bartlett s Crime Fiction

Policing Gender and Alicia Gim  nez Bartlett s Crime Fiction
Author: Nina L. Molinaro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 131707906X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policing Gender and Alicia Gim nez Bartlett s Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

Alicia Giménez Bartlett’s popular crime series, written in Spanish and organized around the exploits of Police Inspector Petra Delicado and Deputy Inspector Fermin Garzon, is arguably the most successful detective series published in Spain during the previous three decades. Nina L. Molinaro examines the tensions between the rhetoric of gender differences espoused by the woman detective and the orthodox ideology of the police procedural. She argues that even as the series incorporates gender differences into the crime series formula, it does so in order to correct women, naturalize men’s authority, sanction social hierarchies, and assuage collective anxieties. As Molinaro shows, with the exception of the protagonist, the women characters require constant surveillance and modification, often as a result of men’s supposedly intrinsic protectiveness or excessive sexuality. Men, by contrast, circulate more freely in the fictional world and are intrinsic to the political, psychological, and economic prosperity of their communities. Molinaro situates her discussion in Petra Delicado’s contemporary Spain of dog owners, ¡Hola!, Russian cults, and gated communities.