Crime Fiction and Film in the Southwest: Bad Boys and Bad Girls in the Badlands

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Steve Glassman, Maurice O'Sullivan
Popular Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 303 pages
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When Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Tony Hillerman s oddly matched tribal police officers, patrol the mesas and canyons of their Navajo reservation, they join a rich traditon of Southwestern detectives. In Crime Fiction and Film in the Southwest, a group of literary critics tracks the mystery and crime novel from the Painted Desert to Death Valley and Salt Lake City. In addition, the book includes the first comprehensive bibliography of mysteries set in the Southwest and a chapter on Southwest film noir from Humphrey Bogart s tough hood in The Petrified Forest to Russell Crowe s hard-nosed cop in L.A. Confidential.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Arizona Crime Fiction
37
Crime Nevada Styl
74
Crime
98
The Mean Streets of Texas
144
Tony Hillerman and the Navajo
163
Jim Thompsons West Texas Crime Fiction
177
Fighting the Good Fight in
190
Westward Ho
228
Contributors
271
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