Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction

Publication Details
ISBN: 
9780230272293
Year of Publication: 
2010
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Non-Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Crime Fiction
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Book Synopsis

This book is a study of the "mothers" of the mystery genre. Traditionally the invention of crime writing has been ascribed to Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, but they had formidable women rivals, whose work has been until recently largely forgotten. The purpose of this book is to "cherchez les femmes," in a project of rediscovery.

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