Deviance In Contemporary Crime Fiction

Paperback | June 15, 2009

byChristiana Gregoriou

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Christiana Gregoriou's book, now available in paperback, attempts to redefine the boundaries of an endlessly fascinating genre by exploring three aspects of deviance that contemporary crime fiction manipulates: linguistic, social, and generic. It includes detailed case studies on James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwell.

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Christiana Gregoriou's book, now available in paperback, attempts to redefine the boundaries of an endlessly fascinating genre by exploring three aspects of deviance that contemporary crime fiction manipulates: linguistic, social, and generic. It includes detailed case studies on James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwell.

CHRISTIANA GREGORIOU is currently a Lecturer in English Language at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of English Literary Stylistics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and has published several articles on deviance in crime fiction.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230594638

ISBN - 13:9780230594630

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Table of Contents

Preface * Acknowledgements * Introduction: Narratology and Deviance * Contemporary Crime Fiction: Constraints and Development * Linguistic Deviance: The Stylistics of Criminal Justification *
Social Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction * Generic Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction
* Conclusion * References * Index

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Shortlisted for Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards 2008 (Category: Critical/Biographical) Shortlisted for the Anthony Award for Best Critical Work of 2007  'Connecting the threads of textuality, context, theme and significance, this is a masterful account of crime fiction, and it stands as a model for the expansive, smart, multidisciplined and integrated literary scholarship that the future demands.' - Peter Stockwell, Professor of Literary Linguistics, University of Nottingham, UK