Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2015

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719096952

Bookseller Code (06)

Sara Paretsky

Detective fiction as trauma literature

Cynthia S. Hamilton

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides the first book-length study of the detective fiction of Sara Paretsky, an author credited with transforming the hard-boiled detective formula into an genre capable of conveying a feminist message
  • Provides the first analysis of detective fiction in relation to trauma literature and historical narrative
  • Examines Paretsky's work in relation to the contemporaneous press coverage of social and political issues referenced within the novels