Murder in a Few Words

Gender, Genre and Location in the Crime Short Story

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About the Book

The clue-puzzle, legal thriller, and classic whodunit are just a few of the subgenres within the widely popular crime fiction genre. However, despite its popularity among readers, the crime short story genre has yet to be fully explored by scholars. This book offers a deep-dive into crime short stories written by a wide range of authors, tracing the history and evolution of the crime short story. The book offers an accessible and original examination of crime short stories, focusing on compelling themes such as miscarriage of justice, feminism, environmental crime and toxic masculinity.

About the Author(s)

Charlotte Beyer is a Senior Fellow of HEA and lectures at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. She is a widely published crime fiction specialist.

Bibliographic Details

Charlotte Beyer
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7372-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4171-3
Imprint: McFarland