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Domestic Noir

The New Face of 21st Century Crime Fiction

  • Laura Joyce
  • Henry Sutton
Book

Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Laura Joyce
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Origins of Domestic Noir

  4. The Influences of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl

  5. Gendered, Sexual, and Intimate Violence in Domestic Noir

  6. Home as a Site of Violence

  7. Geographies of Domestic Noir

About this book

Introduction

This book represents the first serious consideration of the 'domestic noir' phenomenon and, by extension, the psychological thriller. The only such landmark collection since Lee Horsley's The Noir Thriller, it extends the argument for serious, academic study of crime fiction, particularly in relation to gender, domestic violence, social and political awareness, psychological acuity, and structural and narratological inventiveness. As well as this, it shifts the debate around the sub-genre firmly up to date and brings together a range of global voices to dissect and situate the notion of 'domestic noir'. This book is essential reading for students, scholars, and fans of the psychological thriller.

Keywords

Gender Marriage Realism Transgression Home Popular fiction

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Joyce
    • 1
  • Henry Sutton
    • 2
  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Laura Joyce is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, UK. Her research focuses on representations of gendered, sexual and intimate violence. She has published two crime novels: The Museum of Atheism (2012) and The Luminol Reels (2014). Her forthcoming critical books are Luminol Theory and Deadly Landscapes.

Henry Sutton is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, UK, and Director of the new Creative Writing MA in Crime Fiction. He is the author of 10 novels, most recently Time to Win (2017) under the pseudonym Harry Brett. Previous novels include My Criminal World (2013), Get Me Out of Here (2010) and Kids’ Stuff (2003). 

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