Watching the Detectives

Essays on Crime Fiction

  • Ian A. Bell
  • Graham Daldry

Table of contents

About this book


In this collection of essays, a number of critics offer commentary on the crime fiction genre, exploring the kinds of pleasure it offers. Looking under the attractive surface of these books, the contributors discover a number of complex issues.


Agatha Christie English essay fiction genre identity Ireland irony novel perfect women

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian A. Bell
    • 1
  • Graham Daldry
    • 2
  1. 1.The University College of WalesAberystwythUK
  2. 2.McCormick Publicis (Advertising)ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-10593-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-10591-5
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