Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction

The Mothers of the Mystery Genre

  • Authors
  • Lucy Sussex

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

About this book


This book is a study of the 'mothers' of the mystery genre. Traditionally the invention of crime writing has been ascribed to Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, but they had formidable women rivals, whose work has been until recently largely forgotten. The purpose of this book is to 'cherchez les femmes', in a project of rediscovery.


Arthur Conan Doyle fiction women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230289406
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32311-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28940-6
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