The Poetry of Justice

Author: Nadya Aisenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 880

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A Deviant Genre

Author: Tony Hilfer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477300066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Although rarely distinguished from the detective story, the crime novel offers readers a quite different experience. In the detective novel, a sympathetic detective figure uses reason and intuition to solve the puzzle, restore order, and reassure readers that "right" will always prevail. In the crime novel, by contrast, the "hero" is either the killer, the victim, a guilty bystander, or someone falsely accused, and the crime may never be satisfactorily solved. These and other fundamental differences are set out by Tony Hilfer in The Crime Novel, the first book that completely defines and explores this popular genre. Hilfer offers convincing evidence that the crime novel should be regarded as a genre distinct from the detective novel, whose conventions it subverts to develop conventions of its own. Hilfer provides in-depth analyses of novels by Georges Simenon, Margaret Millar, Patricia Highsmith, and Jim Thompson. He also treats such British novelists as Patrick Hamilton, Shelley Smith, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, as well as the American novelists Cornell Woolrich, John Franklin Bardin, James M. Cain, and Fredric Brown. In addition, he defines the distinctions between the American crime novel and the British, showing how their differences correspond to differences in American and British detective fiction. This well-written study will appeal to a general audience, as well as teachers and students of detective and mystery fiction. For anyone interested in the genre, it offers valuable suggestions of "what to read next."
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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241307368

Category: Law

Page: 352

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From Jack the Ripper to the modern day drug cartels, The Crime Book documents the most notorious crimes and criminals in history. With over 100 crimes to explore, The Crime Book examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behaviour. See the gory details of each crime and how it was solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind. The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology spanning from pirates, kidnapping and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer. The Crime Book is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history's most infamous crimes.
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Feminism and the Crime Novel

Author: Maureen T. Reddy

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 9559

Looks at how women protagonists are changing the mystery novel, and analyzes the new detectives created by women authors
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Feminism and the Crime Novel

Author: Sally Rowena Munt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134838433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 8849

Murder by the Book? is a thorough - and thoroughly enjoyable - look at the blossoming genre of the feminist crime novel in Britain and the United States. Sally Munt asks why the form has proved so attractive as a vehicle for oppositional politics; whether the pleasures of detective fiction can be truly transgressive; and when exactly it was that the dyke detective appeared as the new super-hero for today. Along the way Munt poses some critical questions about the relations between fiction and activism, politics and representations, the writer and the reader. This will be an enticing book both for addicts of the genre and for teachers and their students.
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Essays on the Crime Novels

Author: Mary Hadley,Sarah D. Fogle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645122X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 1933

Edgar Award–winning crime novelist Minette Walters is known for revitalizing the tradition of the stand-alone psychological thriller in books such as The Ice House, The Dark Room, Acid Row and Fox Evil. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Walters’ narrative technique and examines the major themes found throughout her work, including truth and justice, the treatment of children, patterns of victimization, British social issues, body image and body politics, the fashioning of identity, and heroism and evil in society. In addition, it includes a valuable interview with Walters.
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From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel : a History

Author: Julian Symons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780330333030

Category: Crime and criminals in literature

Page: 365

View: 9929

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Kriminalroman

Author: Arne Dahl

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492951708

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8422

Kaum ist Paul Hjelm, Inspektor der Stockholmer Polizei, zur Sondereinheit für besonders schwierige Fälle berufen worden, da hat er es schon mit einem kaltblütigen Serienmörder zu tun: drei unbescholtene Geschäftsleute– hingerichtet mit Kopfschüssen aus nächster Nähe, nach einem präzisen Ritual. Eine erste Spur, die zu einer Geheimloge führt, erweist sich als Sackgasse. Ist womöglich die russische Mafia in die Morde verwickelt? Doch dann die heiße Spur: ein Jazzstück mit dem bezeichnenden Titel »Misterioso« ...
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A Crime Novel

Author: Rose Connors

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743233662

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Rose Connors brings a fresh voice, a dynamic storytelling power, and a passion for the law to her compelling crime fiction debut. Martha "Marty" Nickerson is a lawyer who truly loves her job. As an assistant D.A. for Massachusetts's Barnstable County, which includes all the small towns on Cape Cod, she speaks for the victims of crime and their families, and sees the system as a means for doing right. The case of Manuel Rodriguez is a prime example. Rodriguez is accused of brutally murdering a college student, a kind young man who had a bright future. Marty has worked hard on this case; as the mother of a teenage son, she identifies with the murdered boy's grieving parents. Her case against Rodriguez is so solid that even public defender Harry Madigan -- the champion of the Cape's underdogs -- expects a conviction. And, on Memorial Day, exactly a year after the crime, the verdict comes in: guilty as charged. Justice prevails. Then, with Rodriguez behind bars, another body turns up in disturbingly similar circumstances. Did Marty and her colleagues target the wrong man? Her supervisor -- Geraldine Schilling, who aspires to be the county's first female D.A. -- refuses to reopen such a high-profile case. Why should she? The prosecutors played by the rules and won big. But Marty fears that the real killer will strike again. With her career on the line and lives at stake, Marty must rely on her own moral compass, legal savvy, and gut instinct as she matches wits with a twisted killer. The system itself is on trial as Marty tries to serve Justice, not merely the Law. Only an author with years of courtroom experience could add such riveting authenticity to a novel that asks important questions and provides surprising answers. Rose Connors's Absolute Certainty introduces a new crime-writing star.
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Author: Catherine Collin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831022090

Category:

Page: 352

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Der Band bietet eine leicht zugängliche, umfassende vielseitige Einführung in die Geschichte der Psychologie und ihre wichtigsten Vertreter.
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Feminism and the Crime Novel

Author: Sally Munt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415109185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 5718

A thorough - and thoroughly enjoyable - look at the genre of the feminist crime novel in Britain and the United States. A pioneering work in the field and an indispensable guide for readers and scholars of the genre.
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A Crime Novel

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504004892

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8752

In this gripping novel by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson, the survivor of a manor-house crime delves into the past to solve a mystery At the elegant English manor known as Snailwood, tourists come daily to hear decades-old gossip about the second wife of the sixth earl. Zena was a remarkable young woman whose scandalous reputation has been dimmed neither by time nor by her bizarre death. In the 1930s, Zena was the star of a notorious party set whose members included playwrights, politicians, and Nazi sympathizers. They passed wild weekends at Snailwood, arguing about politics and drinking until dawn. At the center of their parties was the manor’s magnificent tower clock. The clock stopped long ago, but the darkness of its legacy continues to spread. When a workman offers to fix the clock for free, the only remaining survivor of the old days is forced to revisit her memories of Zena’s last mad party, when death came to Snailwood and Britain changed forever.
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Crime Novel and Classic

Author: Nadya Aisenberg

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879721428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 9071

Nadya Aisenberg discusses the potentialities of the crime novel, its implications, principles, and scope, and its analogy of myth and the fairy tale. She proposes that the detective story and the thriller have made an unacknowledged contribution to "serious" literature. Her discussion of Dickens, Conrad, and Green indicate that each borrowed many important ingredients from the formulaic novel.
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A Crime Novel

Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466838760

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7406

Last year Frozen introduced Welsh crime writer Lindsay Jayne Ashford to U.S. mystery fans. Now Strange Blood, the next in this critically acclaimed series, has been shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Fellow nominees include Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, and Stephen Booth. In this second crime novel to feature forensic psychologist Dr. Megan Rhys, she is called in to help police investigate what they believe to be a ritual killing. But as more women die, and as the press, the police, her boss, and even her own family turn on her, Megan stakes everything on finding the killer.
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A Crime Novel

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504004868

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 468

In this brilliant crime novel by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson, a writer looks back on his past and discovers the memory of a murder that needs to be solved It’s been forty years since Paul Rogers spent a night at St. Aidan’s Preparatory School. When a biographer asks the now-middle-aged novelist about his youth, it triggers memories that Rogers thought he had lost forever. He begins writing about the summer of 1940, when the Nazis took Paris and his entire boarding school was evacuated to a country house in Devon. There the boys discovered a pastoral countryside whose woods held untold mysteries—one of which, Rogers realizes in hindsight, might have been a murder. To write about this long-forgotten crime, Rogers digs deep into his past, uncovering terrifying recollections that may or may not be real. Something gruesome happened that summer, but understanding it will force Rogers to clear the fog of memory and unravel its mysteries once and for all.
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Roman

Author: Charlotte Link

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641070724

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Fesselnd, abgründig, raffiniert Er beobachtet das Leben wildfremder Frauen. Träumt sich an ihre Seite, in ihren Alltag. Identifiziert sich mit ihnen und will alles von ihnen wissen. Als Beobachter. Auf der Flucht vor seinem eigenen Dasein, das aus Misserfolgen besteht. Nur aus der Ferne liebt er die schöne Gillian Ward. Die beruflich erfolgreiche Frau, glücklich verheiratet, Mutter einer reizenden Tochter, wird von ihm über die Maßen idealisiert. Bis er zu seinem Entsetzen erkennt, dass er auf eine Fassade hereingefallen ist. Denn nichts ist so, wie es scheint. Gleichzeitig schreckt eine Mordserie die Menschen in London auf. Die Opfer: alleinstehende Frauen. Auf eine rachsüchtige, sadistische Weise umgebracht. Die Polizei sucht einen Psychopathen. Einen Mann, der Frauen hasst.
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A Crime Novel

Author: Noel Behn

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504036654

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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Seven small-time crooks pull off a spectacular heist in this whip-smart crime novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of Big Stick-Up at Brink’s! A $31 million bank robbery is the biggest news in the history of tiny Prairie Port, Missouri—and it only gets bigger when the trail of clues leads detectives to a gang of backwoods misfits. The FBI doesn’t believe rank amateurs could have pulled off such a sophisticated heist, however, and only when the Bureau’s most wanted felon confesses to the caper is the case finally closed. No one in law enforcement seems concerned by the outrageous coincidences or high-profile names that appeared in the course of the investigation, but rogue FBI agents Billy Yates and Martin Brewmeister begin to suspect they have stumbled into a deadly and far-reaching conspiracy. As the body count climbs, Yates and Brewmeister go on the run in a desperate attempt to stay alive long enough to uncover the real masterminds behind the crime of the century. Jam-packed with colorful characters, intricate plot twists, and crackling dialogue, Seven Silent Men is entertainment of the highest order—a bravura combination of heist caper and conspiracy thriller that will grab ahold of the reader and never let go.
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A Crime Novel

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504004949

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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This brilliant crime novel by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson is set in the Caribbean, where a researcher becomes trapped like a rodent in a maze When it comes to his rats, David Foxe is an expert. He decides when they eat, when they exercise, when they take their medicine—and when they die. For the sake of the Company, he performs all manner of experiments on his helpless subjects, testing various drugs designed to improve the animals’ nature. After a particularly grueling series of tests, he is sent on a working vacation to the Southward Islands. This Caribbean paradise is ruled by the shadowy dictator Dr. Trotter, who is said to possess demonic power and whose mother is rumored to be a witch. Foxe may be a man of science, but he now finds himself in a world governed by the occult. When a dead body is discovered in his island laboratory, Foxe becomes the key suspect and is taken prisoner. The only way to clear his name is to carry out experiments on his fellow inmates. Amid radical insurgents, crazed prisoners, and a crumbling dictatorship, Foxe must now escape this most dangerous experiment of all.
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Author: Carla Cassidy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460381335

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A MAN RETURNS TO HIS HOMETOWN TO SOLVE A COLD CASE IN NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR CARLA CASSIDY'S NEW SCENE OF THE CRIME BOOK. A family tragedy brings Bo McBride to his Mississippi town two years after a devastating loss made him leave. Now he's back and only Claire Silver is ready to welcome him home. The sassy blonde teacher wants his help in finding a killer who has plagued the town… Although she could only admire him from afar, Claire was always drawn to Bo. Their unofficial investigation is complicated by the passion igniting between them. And by the obsessed stalker who has targeted Claire. With the threat escalating, Bo vows he'll do whatever it takes to protect her. And Claire vows to put her faith in the man ready to risk everything to safeguard her future.
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A Crime Novel

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504004876

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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A London woman taking her grandson to the park finds her lonely life disrupted by murder in this award-winning author’s “gripping thriller” (Reginald Hill). Poppy Tasker never imagined this would be her life at age fifty: divorced, living alone, and stuck caring for a tiny grandson while his mother is busy seeking public office. Sad and resentful, Poppy feels completely detached from the nannies she’s now forced to associate with when she brings little Toby to the park to play. But her discomfort is replaced by a creeping dread when she notices a stranger watching her and the boy a bit too closely—and her fear turns to near panic when the man tries to follow them home. The following day, the stalker is found murdered in the park, his corpse decorated in an odd and troubling manner. Poppy’s terror grows as she realizes that she and her innocent grandson have become entangled in something twisted and very dangerous. Then the nanny of one of Toby’s playground friends meets an untimely end—and Poppy realizes that this may only be the beginning. One of the true greats of contemporary British crime fiction, Peter Dickinson is often compared to luminaries including Ruth Rendell, Peter Lovesey, P. D. James, and Reginald Hill. Play Dead is a shining example of his storytelling artistry.
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