The Millennial Detective: Essays on Trends in Crime Fiction, Film and Television, 1990-2010

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Malcah Effron
McFarland, Sep 19, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 200 pages
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International in scope and varied in its theoretical approaches, this collection of ten new critical essays examines the prevailing trends in recent crime fiction. Of particular interest are shifting, and increasingly globalized, conceptions of crime, as well as the genre's response to technological, legal, and social changes at the end of the 20th century. Employing critical tools new to crime-fiction studies, the essays also gesture toward a future for genre scholarship.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Stephen Knight
1
Preface by Malcah Effron
5
Introduction by Malcah Effron
9
Crime Fiction and the Politics of Place
21
A Normal Pathology? Patricia Cornwells ThirdPerson Novels
36
Inheriting the Mantle
50
A Visitor for the Dead
66
Transforming Genres
82
A Natural Instinct for Forensics
112
PostModern or PostMortem? Murder as a SelfConsuming Artifact in Red Dragon
128
Revisiting Paranoia
142
A Detective Series with Love Interruptions? The Heteronormative Detective Couple in Contemporary Crime Fiction
157
Detective Fiction and Serial Protagonists
173
About the Contributors
185
Index
187
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The Poetics of Deviance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime
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Malcah Effron teaches at the Community College of Baltimore County. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio and this is her first book.

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