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Crime Fiction (Hardback)

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Crime Fiction provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs:









presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and the gothic novel

explores the key sub-genres of crime fiction, such as 'Rational Criminal Investigation', The Hard-Boiled Mode', 'The Police Procedural' and 'Historical Crime Fiction'

locates texts and their recurring themes and motifs in a wider social and historical context

outlines the various critical concepts that are central to the study of crime fiction, including gender, narrative theory and film theory

considers contemporary television series like C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation alongside the 'classic' whodunnits of Agatha Christie.





Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction and concludes with a look at future directions for the genre in the twentieth-first century.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English literatureChildren'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fictionEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 27/01/2005 ISBN-13: 9780415318259  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Scaggs is a Lecturer in the Department of English at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland. His research interests include Modern Fiction, with a particular emphasis on crime fiction and revenge tragedy, the Gothic and Literary Theory.

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