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Murder, manners, mystery : reflections on faith in contemporary detective fiction

Author: Peter C Erb
Publisher: London : SCM Press, 2007.
Series: John Albert Hall lecture series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlighting popular works by P.D. James, Colin Dexter, Ian Pears and Umberto Eco, among others, this is an intriguing examination of the treatment of religion in the genre of contemporary murder mystery novels. The other central theme examined in this book is that of justice. The narrative of any detective fiction novel depends on the murderer's ability to replace a crime with a convincingly constructed illusion of  Read more...
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Erb, Peter C., 1943-
Murder, manners, mystery.
London : SCM Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608024755
Named Person: P D James; Colin Dexter; Iain Pears
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Erb
ISBN: 9780334041078 0334041074
OCLC Number: 83976328
Description: x, 150 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Hall problem --
Reading mystery: in the end is the beginning --
Why murder? Rewriting original sin --
Justice and good manners: when presence is pretence --
Remembrance, thanksgiving, and final release: how Freud got it wrong.
Series Title: John Albert Hall lecture series.
Other Titles: Reflections on faith in contemporary detective fiction
Responsibility: Peter C. Erb.

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Examines the treatment of religion in the genre of contemporary murder mystery novels, and the implications of this phenomenon for understanding Christian thought in a post-Christian society. This  Read more...

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