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A companion to crime fiction

Author: Charles J Rzepka; Lee Horsley
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 66.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to the popular genre, 'A Companion to Crime Fiction' traces its origins in the 18th century to the present day. It brings together a series of 47 original essays from some of the world's leading authorities.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Rzepka; Lee Horsley
ISBN: 9781405167659 1405167653
OCLC Number: 460050805
Description: xviii, 629 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: From The Newgate calendar to Sherlock Holmes / Heather Worthington --
From Sherlock Holmes to the present / Lee Horsley --
Criticism and theory / Heta Pyrhonen --
Crime and the mass media / Alain Silver, James Ursini --
Crime fiction and the literary canon / Joel Black --
The Newgate novel and the police casebook / Lauren Gillingham --
From sensation to the Strand / Christopher Pittard --
The "classical" model of the golden age / Susan Rowland --
Early American crime fiction : origins to urban gothic / Alexander Moudrov --
The "hard-boiled" genre / Andrew Pepper --
The pursuit of crime : characters in crime fiction / Carl Malmgren --
Crime, forensics, and modern science / Sarah Dauncey --
The police novel / Peter Messent --
Noir and the psycho-thriller / Philip Simpson --
True crime / David Schmid --
Gangs and mobs / Jonathan Munby --
Historical crime and detection / Ray B. Browne --
Crime and the spy genre / David Seed --
Crime and the gothic / Catherine Spooner --
Feminist crime fiction and female sleuths / Adrienne Gavin --
African-American detection and crime fiction / Frankie Bailey --
Ethnic postcolonial crime and detection (Anglophone) / Ed Christian --
Crime writing in other languages / Sue Neale --
Postmodern and metaphysical detection / Patricia Merivale --
Crime and detective literature for young readers / Christopher Routledge --
Crime in comics and the graphic novel / Arthur Fried --
Criminal investigation on film / Philippa Gates --
William Godwin (1756-1836) / Philip Shaw --
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) / Maurice Lee --
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) / Andrew Mangham --
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) / John Hodgson --
Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) / Leroy Panek --
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) / Merja Makinen --
James M. Cain (1892-1977) / William Marling --
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) / Esme Miskimmin --
Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) / Jasmine Hall --
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) / Alicia Borinsky --
Chester Himes (1909-1984) / Stephen Soitos --
David Goodis (1917-1967) / David Schmid --
P.D. James (1920- ) / Louise Harrington --
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) / Bran Nicol --
Elmore Leonard (1925- ) / Charles J. Rzepka --
Sara Paretsky (1947- ) / Malcah Effron --
Walter Mosley (1952- ) / John Gruesser --
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) / Nick Haeffner --
Martin Scorsese (1942- ) / Mark Desmond Nicholls --
John Woo (1946- ) / Karen Fang.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 66.
Responsibility: edited by Charles J. Rzepka and Lee Horsley.

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