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The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction - Catherine Ross Nickerson (Editor)
Call Number: Online Book (E-Book)
ISBN: 0521136067
Publication Date: 2010-07-08
From the execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programs like The Wire and The Sopranos, crime writing has played an important role in American culture.

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The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction - Martin Priestman (Editor)
Call Number: Online Book (E-Book)
ISBN: 0521803993
Publication Date: 2003-11-06
In addition to covering the "detective" fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, this collection of British and American crime fiction considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction.


Crime in Literature and Fiction Books

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Historical Dictionary of Film Noir - Andrew Spicer
Call Number: PN1995.9.F54 S685 2010
ISBN: 0810859602
Publication Date: 2010-03-19
Film noir--literally "black cinema"--is the label customarily given to a group of black and white American films, mostly crime thrillers, made between 1940 and 1959.

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Mob Culture - Lee Grieveson (Editor); Ronald W. Wilson (Contribution by); Esther Sonnet (Contribution by, Editor); Peter Stanfield (Editor); Giorgio Bertellini (Contribution by); Richard Maltby (Contribution by); Jonathan Munby (Contribution by); Martha P. Nochimson (C
Call Number: Online Book (E-Book)
ISBN: 0813535565
Publication Date: 2005-04-28
Mob Culture offers a long-awaited, fresh look at the American gangster film, exposing its hidden histories from the Black Hand gangs of the early twentieth century to The Sopranos. Departing from traditional approaches that have typically focused on the "nature" of the gangster, the editors have collected essays that engage the larger question of how the meaning of criminality has changed over time.

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Crime Films - Thomas M. Leitch
Call Number: PN1995.9.D4 L45 2002
ISBN: 0521641063
Publication Date: 2002-08-15
This book surveys the entire range of crime films, including important subgenres such as the gangster film, the private eye film, film noir, as well as the victim film, the erotic thriller, and the crime comedy.

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Crime Culture - Bran Nicol (Editor); Eugene McNulty (Editor); Patricia Pulham (Editor)
Call Number: Online Book (E-Book)
ISBN: 1441150161
Publication Date: 2012-09-24
By broadening the focus beyond classic English detective fiction, the American 'hard-boiled' crime novel and the gangster movie, Crime Culture breathes new life into staple themes of crime fiction and cinema.

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The Double, the Labyrinth and the Locked Room - Ilana Shiloh
Call Number: Online Book (E-Book)
ISBN: 0820468436
Publication Date: 2010-11-15
Traditional detective fiction celebrates the victory of order and reason that is associated with the sleuth over the chaos and irrationality associated with the crime mystery. Yet in spite of its apparent valorization of rationality, the detective genre has been associated, from its inception, with three paradoxical concepts-the double, the locked room, and the labyrinth.

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Gumshoe America - Sean McCann
Call Number: PS 374 .D4 M38 2000
ISBN: 0822325802
Publication Date: 2000-12-06
In Gumshoe America Sean McCann offers a bold new account of the hard-boiled crime story and its literary and political significance.

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