The crime fiction handbook

by Messent, Peter, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2013
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN3448.D4 M435 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN3448.D4 M435 2013
The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensiveintroduction to the origins, development, and cultural significanceof the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British,and Scandinavian texts. Provides an accessible and well-written introduction to thegenre of crime fiction Moves with ease between a general overview of the genre anduseful theoretical approaches Includes a close analysis of the key texts in the crime fictiontradition Identifies what makes crime fiction of such cultural importanceand illuminates the social and political anxieties at itsheart. Shows the similarities and differences between British,American, and Scandinavian crime fiction traditions

Additional Information
Series Blackwell literature handbooks.
Subjects Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, Swedish -- History and criticism.
Publisher Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA :Wiley-Blackwell,2013
Language English
Description x, 262 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780470657034 (cloth)
0470657030 (cloth)
9780470657041 (pbk.)
0470657049 (pbk.)
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