Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2015)

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About the Author(s)

Executive editor Janice M. Allan is a senior lecturer in English studies in the School of English, Sociology, Politics & Contemporary History at the University of Salford in England.
Series Editor Elizabeth Foxwell, an Agatha Award winner, is managing editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection.
Margaret Kinsman, consulting editor of Clues and 2016 Raven Award recipient, is a visiting research fellow in popular culture at London South Bank University, United Kingdom. She has published numerous articles related to crime fiction and has presented papers and chaired panels at international conferences.

Bibliographic Details

Executive Editor Janice M. Allan
Managing Editor Elizabeth Foxwell
Consulting Editor Margaret Kinsman
Format: softcover (7 x 10), back issue
Pages: 140
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2015
ISSN 0742-4248
eISBN 978-1-4766-2186-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction: Re-Evaluating Patricia Highsmith (Fiona Peters) 5

Conformity and Singularity in Patricia Highsmith’s Early Novels (Fiona Peters) 9

“Sooner or later most of us get hooked”: The Question of Insanity in Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley (Samantha Walton) 20

Under an Atomic Sky: Patricia Highsmith, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the Apocalyptic Imagination (Llse Schrynemakers) 32

Living “As If”: Ripley’s Imaginary and the Problem of Other People in The Talented Mr. Ripley (Bruce Wyse) 44

The Tremors of Forgery: The Palimpsest of Tom Ripley’s Identity (Jacqui Miller) 56

Frenching Mr. Ripley (K. A. Laity) 67

Patricia Highsmith and the Dark Carnival (Craig A. Warren) 77

Strangers in Tunisia: Edgar Allan Poe’s Confessional Imp and Patricia

Highsmith’s The Tremor of Forgery (A. B. Emrys) 87

Those Who Follow: Homosocial Choreography in Highsmith’s Queer Gothic (Bran Nicol) 97

The Queer Death of Timothy Porter: Crime and Punishment in Patricia Highsmith’s “The Black House” (Alexis M. Egan) 109

A Word From The Editor: Another Anniversary and Two Farewells (Janice M. Allan) 117

Research Note: Last Words, 1975: Per Wahlöö and the Book That Went Up in Smoke (Per Hellgren) 118

True Detection. Ed. Edia Connole, Paul J. Ennis, and Nicola Masciandaro (Jack Dudley) 128

Paul Elliott. Studying the British Crime Film (Christopher K. Coffman) 130

Peter Messent. The Crime Fiction Handbook (John Scaggs) 131

Clues Index, Volume 33 135

Book Reviews & Awards

  • Clues is a must-have for readers and writers of crime fiction. Scholarly, thought-provoking, wide-ranging in its topics, Clues covers the crime and thriller map.”—Sara Paretsky
  • “A. Conan Doyle, notoriously resentful of Sherlock Holmes’s success, liked to scorn ‘police romances’ as less significant and worthy of his talents than his other literary work. If he could have read Clues, the thinking mystery reader’s journal, he would surely have felt differently—and learned much he never realized himself about even his own landmark contribution to the genre, from which so much else by others has flowed.”—Jon Lellenberg, U.S. agent for the Arthur Conan Doyle estate
  • “I love reading Clues. Every issue provides thought-provoking, well-researched articles. The variety and scope of the material found in Clues makes an unparalleled, ongoing contribution to our understanding of the role of crime fiction in our culture, and the genre’s reflection of its time and society.”—Jan Burke, Edgar-winning author of The Messenger (2009)
  • Clues is an important journal. It carries the torch of tradition that is the backbone of detective fiction. It goes below the surface and gets to the heart of what makes the genre so fascinating and valid today”—Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch novels, including The Overlook (2007)
  • “for erudite and fascinating truths about mysteries, follow the clues to Clues, the scholarly journal that is an essential resource for every serious student of the mystery”—Carolyn Hart, author of Death Walked In (2008)
  • “with scholarship ranging from Poe to Peters, nothing beats Clues”—Joan Hess, author of Mummy Dearest (2008).