The Crime Fiction Handbook, Paperback / softback Book

The Crime Fiction Handbook Paperback / softback

Part of the Wiley Blackwell Literature Handbooks series


The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and cultural significance of the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British, and Scandinavian texts. * Provides an accessible and well-written introduction to the genre of crime fiction * Moves with ease between a general overview of the genre and useful theoretical approaches * Includes a close analysis of the key texts in the crime fiction tradition * Identifies what makes crime fiction of such cultural importance and illuminates the social and political anxieties at its heart. * Shows the similarities and differences between British, American, and Scandinavian crime fiction traditions


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780470657041

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Wiley Blackwell Literature Handbooks series   |  View all