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Crime Fiction Since 1800
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Preface.- PART I: DETECTION Beginning Detection.- Developing Detection.- PART II: DEATH After Sherlock Holmes.- Forming the Clue-Puzzle.- American Versions.- PART III: DIVERSITY Continuity and Diversity.- Diversifying Gender.- Diversifying Race and Ethnicity.- Diversity: Postmodernity, City, Body.- A Glossary of Crime Fiction.- A Chronology of Crime Fiction.- References.- Index.

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'This second edition retains the strengths of the first while adding new material and insights.' - Renee Pigeon, California State University, San Bernardino, USA 'Encyclopedic in scope, the second edition offers a succinct, up-to-the-minute analysis and distillation of emerging new trends in crime fiction scholarship, and the work of significant new critics.' - Geraldine Barnes, University of Sydney, Australia Praise for previous edition: 'Stephen Knight's book is an excellent narrative introduction to crime and detective fiction in the last two hundred years, providing a wealth of detail which will have a very strong appeal to students and which will fill a major gap in the market.' - Clive Bloom, Middlesex University

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STEPHEN KNIGHT is Distinguished Research Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University, UK. He is a leading authority on crime fiction and his previous publications include Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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'This second edition retains the strengths of the first while adding new material and insights.' - Renee Pigeon, California State University, San Bernardino, USA 'Encyclopedic in scope, the second edition offers a succinct, up-to-the-minute analysis and distillation of emerging new trends in crime fiction scholarship, and the work of significant new critics.' - Geraldine Barnes, University of Sydney, Australia Praise for previous edition: 'Stephen Knight's book is an excellent narrative introduction to crime and detective fiction in the last two hundred years, providing a wealth of detail which will have a very strong appeal to students and which will fill a major gap in the market.' - Clive Bloom, Middlesex University, UK

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