Women, Oxford & Novels of Crime by Alison Hoddinott
I've been wanting to read this interesting analysis for sometime now so yesterday sat down and did so.
From the Blurb:
Alison Hoddinott writes about the history of crime fiction set in Oxford, from the early decades of the 20th century to the present. Her emphasis is on novels written by women and the ways in which their fiction deals with both the mystery and its solution and with the situation of women within the university and in the wider community.