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Contemporary American Crime Fiction

  • Hans Bertens
  • Theo D’haen

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 1-16
  3. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 17-38
  4. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 39-57
  5. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 113-128
  6. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 129-145
  7. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 146-159
  8. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 160-174
  9. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 175-189
  10. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 190-205
  11. Hans Bertens, Theo D’haen
    Pages 206-214
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 215-233

About this book

Introduction

This highly accessible, lively and informative study gives a clear and comprehensive overview of recent trends in American crime fiction. Building on a discussion of the immediate predecessors, Bertens and D'haen focus on the work of popular and award-winning authors of the last fifteen years. Particular attention is given to writers who have reworked established conventions and explored new directions, especially women and those from ethnic minorities.

Keywords

access America authenticity building English fiction media tradition women writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Bertens
    • 1
  • Theo D’haen
    • 2
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands

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