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The Crime Novel

Author : Tony Hilfer
ISBN : 9781477300060
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although rarely distinguished from the detective story, the crime novel offers readers a quite different experience. In the detective novel, a sympathetic detective figure uses reason and intuition to solve the puzzle, restore order, and reassure readers that "right" will always prevail. In the crime novel, by contrast, the "hero" is either the killer, the victim, a guilty bystander, or someone falsely accused, and the crime may never be satisfactorily solved. These and other fundamental differences are set out by Tony Hilfer in The Crime Novel, the first book that completely defines and explores this popular genre. Hilfer offers convincing evidence that the crime novel should be regarded as a genre distinct from the detective novel, whose conventions it subverts to develop conventions of its own. Hilfer provides in-depth analyses of novels by Georges Simenon, Margaret Millar, Patricia Highsmith, and Jim Thompson. He also treats such British novelists as Patrick Hamilton, Shelley Smith, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, as well as the American novelists Cornell Woolrich, John Franklin Bardin, James M. Cain, and Fredric Brown. In addition, he defines the distinctions between the American crime novel and the British, showing how their differences correspond to differences in American and British detective fiction. This well-written study will appeal to a general audience, as well as teachers and students of detective and mystery fiction. For anyone interested in the genre, it offers valuable suggestions of "what to read next."
Category: Literary Criticism

The Crime Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241307366
Genre : Law
File Size : 38.23 MB
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From Jack the Ripper to the modern day drug cartels, The Crime Book documents the most notorious crimes and criminals in history. With over 100 crimes to explore, The Crime Book examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behaviour. See the gory details of each crime and how it was solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind. The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology spanning from pirates, kidnapping and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer. The Crime Book is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history's most infamous crimes.
Category: Law

Crime Fiction

Author : Richard Bradford
ISBN : 9780199658787
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 62.19 MB
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"Tells the story of the developing genre of crime fiction, from its 18th century origins in Britain to its contemporary international scope. Ranging from drawing-room murder mysteries to spy fiction, legal dramas, and thrillers, Bradford explores the conventions of the genre, and considers how crime writers have worked to escape the limitations it places on them."--Front flap.
Category: Literary Criticism

Murder By The Book

Author : Sally Rowena Munt
ISBN : 9781134838431
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Murder by the Book? is a thorough - and thoroughly enjoyable - look at the blossoming genre of the feminist crime novel in Britain and the United States. Sally Munt asks why the form has proved so attractive as a vehicle for oppositional politics; whether the pleasures of detective fiction can be truly transgressive; and when exactly it was that the dyke detective appeared as the new super-hero for today. Along the way Munt poses some critical questions about the relations between fiction and activism, politics and representations, the writer and the reader. This will be an enticing book both for addicts of the genre and for teachers and their students.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Common Spring

Author : Nadya Aisenberg
ISBN : 0879721421
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nadya Aisenberg discusses the potentialities of the crime novel, its implications, principles, and scope, and its analogy of myth and the fairy tale. She proposes that the detective story and the thriller have made an unacknowledged contribution to "serious" literature. Her discussion of Dickens, Conrad, and Green indicate that each borrowed many important ingredients from the formulaic novel.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Arvon Book Of Crime And Thriller Writing

Author : Michelle Spring
ISBN : 9781408131220
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Problem Of Crime

Author : John Muncie
ISBN : 0761969713
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.55 MB
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Praise of the First Edition `By providing accessible and readable introductions to often neglected aspects of crime, the volume is a welcome change from texts focusing on the more conventionally constructed problems of juvenile crime, theft and violent crime' - Reviewing Sociology This second edition of The Problem of Crime offers a comprehensive analysis of some of the most important developments in the study of crime. The book considers how the criminological gaze has shifted its focus from a preoccupation with 'crimes of the streets' to examining also the serious social harms and injuries associated with crime in the city, child abuse, domestic violence, organized crime, corporate crime, po
Category: Social Science

The Gender Of Crime

Author : Dana M. Britton
ISBN : 9781442262232
Genre : Social Science
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The Gender of Crime introduces readers to how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crime—from defining what crime is to governing how crime is punished. The second edition of this award-winning book maintains the accessible, reader-friendly narrative of the first edition with key updates and new material throughout, including increased focus on the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in crime and punishment; more attention to LGBTQ issues; additional coverage of gender and crime on college campuses; and more. This dynamic and provocative book illustrates how gender is central to the definition, prosecution, and sentencing of crimes, that it shapes how victimization is experienced and understood, and how it structures the institutions of the criminal justice system and the experiences of workers within that system. The Gender of Crime demonstrates that crime, victimization, and crime control are never generic—they are instead produced and experienced by gendered (and raced, and classed, and sexualized) actors within contexts of social inequality. This book highlights key concepts and encourages readers to think through a range of compelling real-life examples, from school violence to corporate crime. The second edition of The Gender of Crime is essential reading for students of gender and sexuality, sociology, criminology, and criminal justice.
Category: Social Science

The Investigators Of Crime In Literature

Author : Sandra Engelhardt
ISBN : 3828885608
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Das englischsprachige Buch The Investigators of Crime in Literature" befasst sich mit der Entwicklung der Kriminalliteratur von den Anf ngen im 19. Jahrhundert bis zu den sogenannten Golden Twenties" des 20. Jahrhunderts - eine der wichtigsten Perioden der Kriminalliteratur. Daneben wird auch die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Polizei in Gro britannien in groben Z gen dargestellt. Um die Entwicklungen besser zu veranschaulichen, wird der Prozess anhand von popul ren Beispielen der Literatur vorgestellt: Charles Dickens' Inspektor Bucket, Edgar Allan Poes C. Auguste Dupin und Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes spielen ebenso eine wichtige Rolle wie Agatha Christies ber hmter Meisterdetektiv Hercule Poirot. Neben einer Charakterisierung dieser Protagonisten wird auch ihre Arbeits- und Vorgehensweise anhand exemplarisch ausgew hlter F lle demonstriert.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Fear Of Crime

Author : Dan A. Lewis, Greta W. Salem
ISBN : 141282348X
Genre : Fear
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Category: Fear