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Published: 28 May 2015

152 Pages | 4 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199658787

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Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Richard Bradford

Very Short Introductions

  • Tells the story of crime fiction, discussing what features define the genre and how it has developed
  • The first account to consider how crime fiction has developed beyond Britain and the USA
  • Includes an examination of crime fiction in comparison to spy fiction, legal dramas, and thrillers
  • Poses questions about crime fiction's status as a brand of popular culture rather than legitimate 'literature'
  • Part of the best-selling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide