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The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction (Cambridge Companions to Literature) Paperback – 8 Jul 2010

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (8 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521136067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521136068
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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"Fourteen essays by academics include some valuable history and analysis..."
-John L. Breen

..."the Companion succeeds in presenting the richness and diversity of works that form the genre, and the many ways in which crime fiction remains enormously relevant to the popular cultures of today."
-Tarik Abdel-Monem,University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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This Companion demonstrates the importance of crime writing in American literature. Leading scholars introduce the range of American crime fiction from the execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programmes like The Wire and The Sopranos.

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