“You Get Tough. You Get Even”

Rape, Anger, Cynicism, and the Vigilante Girl Detective in Veronica Mars



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About the Book

Drawing from traditions of the teen girl sleuth, the detective of film noir, and contemporary novels of the empowered female detective, the television series Veronica Mars uses rape as a central theme to create a new kind of girl detective—a cynical, wisecracking adolescent heroine.
This article originally appeared in Clues: A Journal of Detection, Volume 27, Issue 1.

About the Author(s)

Alaine Martaus is a library media specialist at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs.

Bibliographic Details

Alaine Martaus
Format: E-Single
Pages: 13
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2009
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2481-5