Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction

The Locked Room Mystery

  • Authors
  • Michael Cook

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

About this book

Introduction

The locked room mystery is one of the iconic creations of popular fiction. Michael Cook's critical study reveals how this archetypal form of the puzzle story has had a significant effect in shaping the immensely popular genre of detective fiction. The book includes analysis of texts from Poe to the present day.

Keywords

Charles Dickens detective fiction fiction Narrative

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230313736
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32531-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-31373-6
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