The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction

Janice Allan (Editor), Jesper Gulddal (Editor), Stewart King (Editor), Andrew Pepper (Editor)

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages424
ISBN (Electronic)9780429453342
ISBN (Print)9781138320352
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2020


  • Crime fiction
  • Detective fiction
  • Popular fiction
  • Genre
  • Place

    King, S., 2020, The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction. Allan, J., Gulddal, J., King, S. & Pepper, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxon Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 211-218 8 p.

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