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Author Messent, Peter B.

Title The crime fiction handbook [electronic resource] / Peter Messent.

Published Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description x, 262 p.
Series Blackwell literature handbooks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The politics, main forms, and key concerns of crime fiction. The politics of crime fiction; The types of crime fiction; Classical detective fiction; Hard-boiled detective fiction; The police novel; Transgressor fictions; Vision, supervision, and the city; Crime and the body; Gender matters; Representations of race -- Discussions of individual texts. Edgar Allan Poe: "The murders in the Rue Morgue"; Arthur Conan Doyle : The sign of four; Agatha Christie : The murder of Roger Aykroyd; Dashiell Hammett : The Maltese falcon; Raymond Chandler : The big sleep; James M. Cain : Double indemnity; Patricia Highsmith : The talented Mr. Ripley; Chester Himes : Cotton comes to Harlem; Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö : The laughing policeman; James Ellroy : The black dahlia; Thomas Harris : The silence of the lambs; Patricia Cornwell : Unnatural exposure; Ian Rankin : The naming of the dead; Stieg Larsson : The girl with the dragon tattoo.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, Swedish -- History and criticism.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780470657034 (cloth)
9780470657041 (pbk.)
9781118326534 (e-book)