skip to content
Criminal proceedings : the contemporary American crime novel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Criminal proceedings : the contemporary American crime novel

Author: Peter B Messent
Publisher: London ; Chicago : Pluto Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The American crime novel has never been stronger nor more popular. This exciting new collection offers a comprehensive view of some of the most important developments in crime fiction. The contributors explore the significant new directions which the genre has recently taken and examine their importance in terms of American cultural self-definition as they tap into contemporary concerns about place, identity,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Criminal proceedings.
London ; Chicago : Pluto Press, 1997
(OCoLC)645844030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Messent
ISBN: 0745310176 9780745310176 0745310168 9780745310169
OCLC Number: 35865469
Description: ix, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: From Private Eye to Police Procedural --
The Logic of Contemporary Crime Fiction / Peter Messent --
1. Criminal Suits: Style and Surveillance, Strategy and Tactics in Elmore Leonard / Barry Taylor --
2. Black Noir: Race and Urban Space in Walter Mosley's Detective Fiction / Liam Kennedy --
3. V.I. Warshawski, Kinsey Millhone and Kay Scarpetta: Creating a Feminist Detective Hero / Sabine Vanacker --
4. The Lesbian Thriller: Transgressive Investigations / Paulina Palmer --
5. Policing the Margins: Barbara Wilson's Gaudi Afternoon and Troubles in Transylvania / Christopher Gair --
6. Reading the Signs: Detection and Anthropology in the Work of Tony Hillerman / David Murray --
7. The Last Good Place; James Crumley, the West and the Detective Novel / John Harvey --
8. James Ellroy, Los Angeles and the Spectacular Crisis of Masculinity / Josh Cohen --
9. Law Crimes: The Legal Fictions of John Grisham and Scott Turow / Nick Heffernan.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Messent.

Abstract:

A fascinating look at the contemporary American crime novel in all its variety and complexity  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'This welcome collection of essays will be of use to almost anyone interested in the field and its contemporary state' -- Jopi Nyman, European Association for American Studies `The collection Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35865469> # Criminal proceedings : the contemporary American crime novel
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "35865469" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> ; # Chicago
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807048> ; # American fiction
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Place/usa> ; # USA.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008102216> ; # Detective and mystery stories, American--History and criticism
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.087209/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Topic/aufsatzsammlung> ; # Aufsatzsammlung
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/891483> ; # Detective and mystery stories, American
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100687> ; # American fiction--20th century--History and criticism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Event/geschichte_1900_1995> ; # Geschichte 1900-1995.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Topic/kriminalroman> ; # Kriminalroman
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Event/geschichte_1980_1995> ; # Geschichte 1980-1995.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Person/messent_peter_b> ; # Peter B. Messent
   schema:datePublished "1997" ;
   schema:description "The American crime novel has never been stronger nor more popular. This exciting new collection offers a comprehensive view of some of the most important developments in crime fiction. The contributors explore the significant new directions which the genre has recently taken and examine their importance in terms of American cultural self-definition as they tap into contemporary concerns about place, identity, gender, race, oppression and justice. In particular, the contributors focus on the ways in which new multicultural perspectives are now challenging the predominantly white, male tradition. The work of some of America's best crime writers is examined, including Patricia Cornwell, James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosely and Barbara Wilson. The proliferation of sub-genres, such as court and police procedurals, is also examined."@en ;
   schema:description "Introduction: From Private Eye to Police Procedural -- The Logic of Contemporary Crime Fiction / Peter Messent -- 1. Criminal Suits: Style and Surveillance, Strategy and Tactics in Elmore Leonard / Barry Taylor -- 2. Black Noir: Race and Urban Space in Walter Mosley's Detective Fiction / Liam Kennedy -- 3. V.I. Warshawski, Kinsey Millhone and Kay Scarpetta: Creating a Feminist Detective Hero / Sabine Vanacker -- 4. The Lesbian Thriller: Transgressive Investigations / Paulina Palmer -- 5. Policing the Margins: Barbara Wilson's Gaudi Afternoon and Troubles in Transylvania / Christopher Gair -- 6. Reading the Signs: Detection and Anthropology in the Work of Tony Hillerman / David Murray -- 7. The Last Good Place; James Crumley, the West and the Detective Novel / John Harvey -- 8. James Ellroy, Los Angeles and the Spectacular Crisis of Masculinity / Josh Cohen -- 9. Law Crimes: The Legal Fictions of John Grisham and Scott Turow / Nick Heffernan."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/799973906> ;
   schema:genre "Aufsatzsammlung"@en ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/645844030> ;
   schema:name "Criminal proceedings : the contemporary American crime novel"@en ;
   schema:productID "35865469" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35865469#PublicationEvent/london_chicago_pluto_press_1997> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Agent/pluto_press> ; # Pluto Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745310176> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745310169> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9857312> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35865469> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> # Chicago
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Chicago" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Event/geschichte_1900_1995> # Geschichte 1900-1995.
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1900-1995." ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1900-1995" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Event/geschichte_1980_1995> # Geschichte 1980-1995.
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1980-1995." ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1980-1995" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799973906#Person/messent_peter_b> # Peter B. Messent
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Messent" ;
   schema:givenName "Peter B." ;
   schema:name "Peter B. Messent" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100687> # American fiction--20th century--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "American fiction--20th century--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008102216> # Detective and mystery stories, American--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Detective and mystery stories, American--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807048> # American fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "American fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/891483> # Detective and mystery stories, American
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Detective and mystery stories, American"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745310169>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0745310168" ;
   schema:isbn "9780745310169" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745310176>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0745310176" ;
   schema:isbn "9780745310176" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/645844030>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Criminal proceedings." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35865469> ; # Criminal proceedings : the contemporary American crime novel
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.