Criminal proceedings: the contemporary American crime novel
The 1990s have seen significant and radical additions to American crime fiction, as the genre has mutated from Chandleresque traditions to a postmodernist fiction, marked especially by the collapse of the "safe" and distinct categories of criminal, detective and reader. This volume takes this collapse as a starting point and looks at how detective fiction in the US now operates from many different cultural and regional perspectives. The contributors examine the proliferation of subgenres, such as police and court procedures, and consider how this kind of writing taps into contemporary concerns on question of race, justice, oppression and gender.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Style and Surveillance
Blacfr Nolr Race and Urban Space In Walter
9 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
American Angeles become Betty Black Dahlia Blade Runner Bleichert Blue Velvet body Cassandra Chandler Chee contemporary Cornwell crime drama crime fiction crime novel criminal Crumley culture death Deckard detective fiction detective hero detective novel detective's Easy's Ellroy's Emmett's fantasy female feminine feminist feminist detective figure film Gaudi Afternoon gender genre Grafton Grisham Hammett hard-boiled detective Hillerman Hollywood identity individual investigator James Crumley James Ellroy Jim Chee Kinsey Millhone knowledge lawyers Leaphorn Leonard's lesbian lesbian thriller London Lynch's male masculine Millhone Mitch Mosley mother murder mystery narrative Navajo Paretsky Patricia Cornwell plot police procedural political popular populist postmodern private eye private-eye professional protagonists racial reader relations relationship replicants representation role Sara Paretsky Scarpetta scene sense sexual sleuth social spectacle suggest Tony Hillerman traditional transgression Turow Twin Peaks urban victim violence Warshawski Wilson woman women writing