MICHAEL COOKworked as Regional Director for the National Trust in South-West Englanduntil his retirement in 2002. He then completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Bristol, UK,which was awarded in 2008.He has lectured on diverse subjects including film and conservation, and is currently researching the Ghost Story and the poetry of John Clare and Wilfred Owen.
Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mysteryby M. Cook
The locked room mystery is one of the iconic creations of popular fiction. Michael Cook's critical study reveals how this archetypal form of the puzzle story has had a significant effect in shaping the immensely popular genre of detective fiction.The bookincludes analysis of texts from Poe to the present day.
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