The Sleuth and the Scholar: Origins, Evolution, and Current Trends in Detective Fiction

The Sleuth and the Scholar: Origins, Evolution, and Current Trends in Detective Fiction

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313260360
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/24/1988
Series: Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series , #19
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

BARBARA A. RADER is a Scholar/Consultant to the Southern Connecticut Library Council.

HOWARD G. ZETTLER, retired Professor of English, Central Connecticut State University, is a freelance writer and editor.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robin W. Winks

Keynote Address: Gender and Detective Fiction: by Carolyn Heilbrun

Mysteries as Social Criticism

Detection and Ethics: The Case of P. D. James by Dennis Porter

Chandler Comes to Harlem: Racial Politics in the Thrillers of Chester Himes by Peter J. Rabinowitz

The Social-Domestic World of June Thomson's Detective Chief Inspector Jack Finch-Rudd by John McAleer

Women in Crime Writing

Seeley Regester: America's First Detective Novelist by B. J. Rahn

Let's Hear It for Agatha Christie: A Feminist Appreciation by Michele Slung

A Sweep Throught the Subgenres by Marilyn Stasio

Down These Mean Streets

Hard-Boiled Virgil: Nineteenth-Century Beginnings of a Popular Literary Formula by William W. Stowe

The Hard-Boiled Detective Story: From the Open Range to the Mean Streets by Richard Slotkin

Elmore Leonard: Splitting Images by Glenn W. Most

Annotated Bibliography by Susan Steinberg

Poisoned Pens: Book Discussion List

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