British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia

British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia

by Barry Forshaw


This encyclopedia presents the most comprehensive view of British crime writing (both fiction and true crime) ever attempted: every key writer is here, along with all the important one-shot and fringe authors. Written by distinguished British crime-writers there are essays on all key writers, lively analyses of important topics and sub-genres, from serial killer novels to the contemporary breed of tough women writers. There are longer discursive essays on key themes including 'Social comment in crime fiction' and 'Crime fiction and sexuality'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846450303
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/05/2009
Pages: 375
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Barry Forshaw is the editor of Crime Time magazine, he is the crime fiction reviewer for The Independent, The Express, Publishing News, and The Times and author of Italian Cinema: A Pocket Essentials Guide. As well as his specialist area of crime fiction, he writes on film for a variety of magazines. He has written studies of fiction worldwide, as well as books on Italian Cinema and Film Noir. He has acted as judge for the Crime Writers' Associaton Dagger Awards.

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