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The dragon tattoo and its long tail : the new wave of European crime fiction in America /
David Geherin.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,
description
vii, 190 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0786461691 (pbk), 9780786461691 (pbk)
format(s)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,
isbn
0786461691 (pbk)
9780786461691 (pbk)
contents note
Stieg Larsson -- Henning Mankell -- Karin Fossum -- Jo Nesbø -- Arnaldur Indridason -- Andrea Camilleri -- Fred Vargas -- Denise Mina -- Philip Kerr -- Ken Bruen.
abstract
"This critical text offers an introduction to current European crime writing by exploring ten of the best new crime and mystery authors from Sweden (Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell), Norway (Karin Fossum and Jo Nesbø), Iceland (Arnaldur Indridason), Italy (Andrea Camilleri), France (Fred Vargas), Scotland (Denise Mina and Philip Kerr), and Ireland (Ken Bruen)"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8289635
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-183) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
David Geherin is a professor emeritus of English at Eastern Michigan University. The author of five previous books on crime fiction, two of which were finalists for the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award, he lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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Summaries
Main Description
The enormous popularity of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy has raised awareness of other contemporary European authors of crime fiction. As a result, several of these novelists now reach a receptive American audience, eager for fresh perspectives in the genre. This critical text offers an introduction to current European crime writing by exploring ten of the best new crime and mystery authors from Sweden (Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell), Norway (Karin Fossum and Jo Nesbo), Iceland (Arnaldur Indridason), Italy (Andrea Camilleri), France (Fred Vargas), Scotland (Denise Mina and Philip Kerr), and Ireland (Ken Bruen) who are reshaping the landscape of the modern crime novel.
Main Description
The enormous popularity of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy has raised awareness of other contemporary European authors of crime fiction. As a result, several of these novelists now reach a receptive American audience, eager for fresh perspectives in the genre. This critical text offers an introduction to current European crime writing by exploring ten of the best new crime and mystery authors from Sweden (Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell), Norway (Karin Fossum and Jo Nesbo), Iceland (Arnaldur Indridason), Italy (Andrea Camilleri), France (Fred Vargas), Scotland (Denise Mina and Philip Kerr), and Ireland (Ken Bruen), who are reshaping the landscape of the modern crime novel.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume offers an introduction to current European crime writing by exploring ten of the best new crime and mystery authors who are reshaping the landscape of the modern crime novel.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Stieg Larssonp. 9
Henning Mankellp. 24
Karin Fossump. 42
Jo Nesbøp. 60
Arnaldur Indridasonp. 75
Andrea Camillerip. 90
Fred Vargasp. 107
Denise Minap. 123
Philip Kerrp. 141
Ken Bruenp. 159
Works Consultedp. 177
Indexp. 184
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