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What happens to detective fiction when the detective is "post-colonial," a marginalized native or settler in a country recovering from colonialism? This introduction to the peculiarities of the post-colonial detective and to post-colonial theory establishes a…

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True Crime Narratives takes the reader on an exploration of this genre, from the mid-nineteenth century through 1993. The introduction gives the history of the genre from 15th- and 16th-century English ballads to later sensationalist broadsheets that reported on…

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A Literary Symbiosis studies the merger of science fiction/fantasy and mystery fiction from historical and critical perspectives. Pierce examines the problems and expectations raised by the various literary labels, particularly as regards definition, theme,…

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The contributors of this volume pay tribute to and seek to account for the astonishing durability of the detective story as a genre. The essays take a variety of theoretical approaches and include detective fiction in languages other than English. Particular…