The Crime Fiction Handbook

  • Publish Date: 2012-11-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Peter Messent
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The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and cultural significance of the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British, and Scandinavian texts.

  • Provides an accessible and well-written introduction to the genre of crime fiction
  • Moves with ease between a general overview of the genre and useful theoretical approaches
  • Includes a close analysis of the key texts in the crime fiction tradition
  • Identifies what makes crime fiction of such cultural importance and illuminates the social and political anxieties at its heart.
  • Shows the similarities and differences between British, American, and Scandinavian crime fiction traditions