1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction

    442 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    442 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction is a comprehensive introduction to crime fiction and crime fiction scholarship today. Across forty-five original chapters, specialists in the field offer innovative approaches to the classics of the genre as well as ground-breaking mappings of emerging themes and trends.

    The volume is divided into three parts. Part I, Approaches, rearticulates the key theoretical questions posed by the crime genre. Part II, Devices, examines the textual characteristics of the genre. Part III, Interfaces, investigates the complex ways in which crime fiction engages with the defining issues of its context – from policing and forensic science through war, migration and narcotics to digital media and the environment.

    Engagingly written and drawing on examples from around the world, this volume is indispensable to both students and scholars of crime fiction.


    Janice Allan is Associate Dean in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK.

    Jesper Gulddal is Associate Professor in Literary Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

    Stewart King is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University, Australia.

    Andrew Pepper is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at Queen’s University, Belfast.