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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, conventions, stock characters, and…read more

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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 the bloody crimes of the day.…read more

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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 context in which to view more than a…read more

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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 attention is paid to the "Golden Age"…read more