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Crime Files

The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel

Editors: Mannion, Elizabeth (Ed.)

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About this book

Irish detective fiction has enjoyed an international readership for over a decade, appearing on best-seller lists across the globe. But its breadth of hard-boiled and amateur detectives, historical fiction, and police procedurals has remained somewhat marginalized in academic scholarship. Exploring the work of some of its leading writers—including Peter Tremayne, John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Ken Bruen, Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Tana French, Jane Casey, and Benjamin Black—The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel opens new ground in Irish literary criticism and genre studies. It considers the detective genre’s position in Irish Studies and the standing of Irish authors within the detective novel tradition.

Contributors: Carol Baraniuk, Nancy Marck Cantwell, Brian Cliff, Fiona Coffey, Charlotte J. Headrick, Andrew Kincaid, Audrey McNamara, and Shirley Peterson.

About the authors

Elizabeth Mannion earned her PhD at Trinity College, Dublin. Her research and teaching cover an interdisciplinary range of Irish studies, from modern drama to contemporary crime fiction. Recent publications include The Urban Plays of the Early Abbey Theatre: Beyond O’Casey, as well as chapters in the forthcoming Shaw and the Making of Modern Ireland and A Cambridge History of Irish Working-Class Writing.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • A Path to Emerald Noir: The Rise of the Irish Detective Novel

    Mannion, Elizabeth

    Pages 1-15

  • Hello Dálaigh: Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma

    Cantwell, Nancy Marck

    Pages 17-29

  • A ‘honeycomb world’: John Connolly’s Charlie Parker Series

    Cliff, Brian

    Pages 31-44

  • ‘Where no kindness goes unpunished’: Declan Hughes’s Dublin

    Headrick, Charlotte J.

    Pages 45-55

  • Detecting Hope: Ken Bruen’s Disenchanted P.I.

    Kincaid, Andrew

    Pages 57-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel
Editors
  • Elizabeth Mannion
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53940-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53940-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53939-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71179-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 168
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