Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745310169 Published May 1997 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Criminal Proceedings: The Contemporary American Crime Novel

Peter Messent

Criminal Proceedings: The Contemporary American Crime Novel

Peter Messent

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745310169 Published May 1997 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Contents
1. Introduction: From Private Eye to Police Procedural – The Logic of Contemporary Crime Fiction - Peter Messent

2. Criminal Suits: Style and Surveillance, Strategy and Tactics in Elmore Leonard - Barry Taylor

3. Black Noir: Race and Urban Space in Walter Mosley's Detective Fiction - Liam Kennedy

4. V. I. Warshawski, Kinsey Millhone and Kay Scarpetta: The Creation of a Feminist Detective Hero - Sabine Vanacker

5. The Lesbian Thriller: Transgressive Investigations - Paulina Palmer

6. Policing the Margins: Barbara Wilson's Gaudi Afternoon and Troubles in Transylvania - Christopher Gair

7. Reading the Signs: Detection and Anthropology in the Work of Tony Hillerman - David Murray

8. The Last Good Place; James Crumley, the West and the Detective Novel - John Harvey

9. James Ellroy, Los Angeles and the Spectacular Crisis of Masculinity - Josh Cohen

10. Law Crimes: The Legal Fictions of John Grisham and Scott Turow - Nick Heffernan

11. Watching the Detectives: Body Images, Sexual Politics and Ideology in Contemporary Crime Film - Brian Jarvis--Selected

Bibliography

Notes on Contributors

Index
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