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Places for dead bodies

Author: Gary Hausladen
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Investigating how "police procedural" murder mysteries have been used to convey a sense of place, this book shows that this sense of place is what keeps authors writing and readers reading a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hausladen, Gary, 1946-
Places for dead bodies.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99047170
(OCoLC)42397810
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Hausladen
ISBN: 0292798326 9780292798328 9780292731301 0292731302
OCLC Number: 55890282
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The Evolution of the Place-Based Police Procedural --
The Police Procedural Genre --
Placed-Based Police Procedurals --
Why Do We Read This Stuff, Anyway? --
Murder in America --
The Navajo Counery of Tony Hillerman --
The Cherokee Country of Jean Hager --
The New Orleans of James Lee Burke --
The New Orleans of Julie Smith --
The Houston and Latin America of David Lindsey --
The American Midwest of P.M. Carlson --
The American Northwest of J.A. Jance --
Susan Dunlap's Berkeley --
The Canadian North of Scott Young --
The Mexico of Paco Taibo --
Conclusion --
Murder in the United Kingdom and Ireland --
The London of P.D. James --
Colin Dexter's Oxford --
Rural England: The Yorkshire of Peter Robinson --
Glasgow and the Scotland of Peter Turnbull --
Dublin and the Ireland of Bartholomew Gill --
Conclusion --
Murder on the European Continent --
The Italy of Michael Dibdin --
The Provincial France of Nicolas Freeling. The Amsterdam of Janwillem van de Wetering --
The Stockholm of Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall --
Conclusion --
From Moscow with Murder --
Marin Cruz Smith --
Stuart Kaminsky --
Conclusion --
Murder in the Orient Expressly --
The Japan of Seicho Matsumoto --
The Japan of James Melville --
The Hong Kong of William Marshall --
The Beijing of Cristopher West --
Conclusion --
Other Places for Murder --
The Israel of Batya Gur --
The Indian Subcontinent of H.R.F. Keating --
The South Africa of James McClure --
The Australian Outback of Arthur Upfield --
Conclusion --
Murder in Historical Context --
The Roman Empire of Lindsey Davis --
The Seventh-Century China of Robert Van Gulik --
The Victorian England of Anne Perry --
The Turn-of-the-Century Cairo of Michael Pearce --
Conclusion --
More Places for Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem --
The Police Procedural as an Effective Conveyor of Place --
Subplots and Secondary Agenda --
What Happens When Authors Get Their Places Wrong? --
Socially Contingent Places --
The Police Procedural as a Source of Sense of Place --
Appendix: Selected Series --
Fictional Works Cited --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: by Gary Hausladen.

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