Covering British and American crime fiction from the 18th century to the end of the 20th, this guide introduces students to the genre, and describes its history and critical reception. In addition to examining the classic detective fiction of such writers as Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, it covers related styles like the thriller and spy fiction. Other topics include French crime fiction, women detectives, and crime on film and TV. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Companions to Literature Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)|
Table of Contents
Chronology; Introduction: crime fiction and detective fiction; 1. Eighteenth-century crime writing Ian A. Bell; 2. The Newgate novel and sensation fiction, 1830-68 Lynn Pykett; 3. The short story from Poe to Chesterton Martin Kayman; 4. French crime fiction Sita Schütt; 5. The golden age Stephen Knight; 6. The private eye Dennis Porter; 7. Spy fiction Davis Seed; 8. The thriller David Glover; 9. Postwar American police fiction LeRoy Lad Panek; 10. Postwar British crime fiction Martin Priestman; 11. Women detectives Maureen T. Reddy; 12. Black crime fiction Andrew Pepper; 13. Crime on film and TV Nickianne Moody; 14. Detection and literary fiction Laura Marcus; Guide to further reading.