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Contemporary American Crime Fiction (Crime Files) Hardcover – 25 Oct 2001

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'This book is both an education and a joy..fresh insights into books published as recently as 1999.' - Choice
'The eminently utilitarian 'Crime File' series (under the custodianship of series editor Clive Bloom) steams ahead with another provocative and informed volume in Contemporary American Crime Fiction. Yet again (as in previous entries in the series), this is a truly eclectic mix of subject and approach, often eccentric, but always at the service of treating the crime fiction genre with the seriousness it deserves[...]this is a book with added value – it will function as a useful shopping list for those who enjoy the genre.' - Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

About the Author

HANS BERTENS is Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University.

THEO D'HAEN is Professor of English and American Literature at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He has published widely in the field of modern literature, especially on postmodern and postcolonialism.

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