New perspectives on detective fiction : mystery magnified /
edited by Casey A. Cothran and Mercy Cannon.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2016, c2016
x, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
1138910988, 9781138910980
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New York, NY : Routledge, 2016, c2016
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Introduction: Embarking on a New Investigation / Casey A. Cothran and Mercy Cannon -- Part I: Disturbing Expectations. Chapter One: Troubling Bodies of Evidence: Gender, Detection, and the Problems of Self-Reinvention in Raymond Chandler's The Lady in the Lake and Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods / Andrew M. Hakim -- Chapter Two: The Revelations of the Corpse: Interpreting the Body in the Golden Age Detective Novel / Brittain Bright and Rebecca Mills -- Chapter Three: Mapping the Mark: Tattoos, Crime Fiction, and Gendered Cartographies / Kate Watson -- Part II: Implicating Readers. Chapter Four: The Transtextuality of James M. Cain's Snyder-Gray Novels: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and The Cocktail Waitress / Jennie MacDonald -- Chapter Five: P.D. James's Discontinuous Narrative: A Suitable Job for a Reader / Janice Marion Shaw -- Chapter Six: Franz Kafka: Before the Fictional Process / David Ben-Merre -- Part III: Indicting Cultures. Chapter Seven: J.D. Robb's Police Procedurals and the Critique of Modernity / Srividhya Swaminathan -- Chapter Eight: Cooking the Books: Metafictional Myth and Ecocritical Magic in "Cozy" -- Mysteries from Agatha Christie to Contemporary Cooking Sleuths / Susan Rowland -- Chapter Nine: Romance Narratives, Blackmail, and the Price of Knowledge in the Novels of Raymond Chandler / John Scaggs -- Part IV: Adapting Forms. Chapter Ten: Agatha Christie's Mousetrap and Tom Stoppard's Real Inspector Hound: Playing Cat and Mouse with Farce, Parody, and Meta-Theatricality / Caroline Marie -- Chapter Eleven: Beyond the Fog: Inherent Vice and Thomas Pynchon's Noir Adjustment / Eleanor Gold -- Chapter Twelve: The Mystery of the Missing Formula: Adapting the World's Most Popular Girl Detective to Multimedia Platforms / Beth Walker.
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