The Woman Detective: Gender & Genre
"Real mystery fans will enjoy this survey of nearly 300 female sleuths
in 100 years of British and U.S. fiction." -- Feminist Bookstore
This new edition adds sixty new female private eyes to the roster and
includes an afterword that assesses the current state of the genre's new
and old novels. A comprehensive bibliography and a character list update
the field through mid-1994.
"A highly intelligent analysis." -- Ms.
"Well-researched and well-written. . . . Traces the evolution of
sexist boundaries in popular detective fiction from a feminist viewpoint
and documents the parallels in social history and the women's rights movement."
-- Ronald C. Miller, The Armchair Detective
"Identifies dozens of good novels whose titles are not well known,
its promise of good reading extending well beyond its own covers."
-- Jane Bakerman, Belles Lettres
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Multicultural Detective Fiction: Murder from the "other" Side
Adrienne Johnson Gosselin
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