A Companion to Crime Fiction

A Companion to Crime Fiction

Editor(s): Charles J. Rzepka, Lee Horsley

Published Online: 30 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405167659

Online ISBN: 9781444317916

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317916

About this Book

A Companionto Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day

  • A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction
  • Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity
  • Features  full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field
  • Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: History, Criticism, Culture

  2. Part II: Genre of a Thousand Faces

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  3. Part III: Artists at Work - Fiction

  4. Part III: Artists at Work - Film

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