A companion to crime fiction

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN3448.D4 C557 2010
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Call Number  PN3448.D4 C557 2010
 
 
Summary
A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitiveguide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenthcentury to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from ateam of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in theeighteenth century through to its phenomenal present daypopularity Features full-length critical essays on the mostsignificant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle andDashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploringthe ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-datescholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography
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.

Additional Information
Series Blackwell companions to literature and culture ; 66.
Subjects Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism.
Crime in literature.
Detective and mystery films -- History and criticism.
Publisher Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA :Wiley-Blackwell,2010
Contributors Rzepka, Charles J.
Horsley, Lee, 1944-
Language English
Description xviii, 629 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [574]-598) and index.
ISBN 9781405167659 (hc : alk. paper)
1405167653
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