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Can a gumshoe wear high heels? In a genre long dominated by men, women are now taking their place-as authors and as characters-alongside hard-boiled legends like Sam Spade and Mike Hammer. Hardboiled and High Heeled examines the meteoric rise of the female detective in contemporary film, television, and literature.
Richly illustrated and written with a fan's love of the genre, Hardboiled and High Heeled is an essential introduction to women in detective fiction, from past to present, from pulp fiction to blockbuster films.
|Ch. 1||Watching the women detectives||1|
|Ch. 2||Picturing the best-seller list : Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell||21|
|Ch. 3||Jiggle, camp, and couples : 1960s-80s prime-time woman investigators||53|
|Ch. 4||Under suspicion : women and mystery in 1990s television||89|
|Ch. 5||Women detectives on film : first take||113|
|Ch. 6||Action bodies : women detective movies, 1995-2000||141|
|Ch. 7||Clarice and her fans : The silence of the lambs and Hannibal||173|