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Detective
By Barry Forshaw (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Intellect L & D E F A E
Publication date December 15, 2015
Pages 220
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781783205219
ISBN-10 1783205210
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $28.00
Other format details university press
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For most of the twentieth century, the private eye dominated crime fiction and film, a lone figure fighting for justice, often in opposition to the official representatives of law and order. More recently, however, the police have begun to take center stage—as exemplified by the runaway success of TV police procedurals like Law and Order. In Crime Uncovered: Detective, Barry Forshaw offers an exploration of some of the most influential and popular fictional police detectives in the history of the genre.

Taking readers into the worlds of such beloved authors as P. D. James, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Ian Rankin, and Håkan Nesser, this book zeroes in on the characteristics that define the iconic characters they created, discussing how they relate to their national and social settings, questions of class, and to the criminals they relentlessly pursue. Showing how the role of the authority figure has changed—and how each of these writers creates characters who work both within and against the strictures of official investigations—the book shows how creators cleverly subvert expectations of both police procedure and the crime genre itself.

Written by a leading expert in the field and drawn from interviews with the featured authors, Crime Uncovered: Detectivewill thrill the countless fans of Inspector Rebus, Harry Hole, Adam Dalgliesh, and the other enduring police detectives who define the genre.


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9781783205219 | details & prices | 220 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $28.00
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