This book explores the three aspects of deviance that contemporary crime fiction manipulates: linguistic, social, and generic. Gregoriou conducts case studies into crime series by James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwell, and investigates the way in which these novelists correspondingly challenge those aforementioned conventions.
About the Author
CHRISTIANA GREGORIOU is currently a Lecturer in English Language at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of English Literary Stylistics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and has publishedseveral articles on deviance in crime fiction.
Table of ContentsPreface Acknowledgements Introduction: Narratology and Deviance Contemporary Crime Fiction: Constraints and Development Linguistic Deviance: The Stylistics of Criminal Justification Social Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction Generic Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction Conclusion References Index