Crime Files

Domestic Noir

The New Face of 21st Century Crime Fiction

Editors: Joyce, Laura, Sutton, Henry (Eds.)

  • Offers the first comprehensive overview of one the most commercially successful crime fiction subgenres of the 21st century
  • Includes a foreword from Julia Crouch, the originator of the term ‘domestic noir’
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach that will also be of interest to scholars of gender studies, sexuality, and queer theory
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About this book

This book represents the first serious consideration of the 'domestic noir' phenomenon and, by extension, the psychological thriller. The only such landmark collection since Lee Horsley's The Noir Thriller, it extends the argument for serious, academic study of crime fiction, particularly in relation to gender, domestic violence, social and political awareness, psychological acuity, and structural and narratological inventiveness. As well as this, it shifts the debate around the sub-genre firmly up to date and brings together a range of global voices to dissect and situate the notion of 'domestic noir'. This book is essential reading for students, scholars, and fans of the psychological thriller.

About the authors

Laura Joyce is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, UK. Her research focuses on representations of gendered, sexual and intimate violence. She has published two crime novels: The Museum of Atheism (2012) and The Luminol Reels (2014). Her forthcoming critical books are Luminol Theory and Deadly Landscapes.
Henry Sutton is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, UK, and Director of the new Creative Writing MA in Crime Fiction. He is the author of 10 novels, most recently Time to Win (2017) under the pseudonym Harry Brett. Previous novels include My Criminal World (2013), Get Me Out of Here (2010) and Kids’ Stuff (2003). 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Domestic Noir

    Joyce, Laura

    Pages 1-7

  • The Literary Antecedents of Domestic Noir

    Peters, Fiona

    Pages 11-25

  • Hollywood and the Trailblazers of Domestic Noir: The Case of Vera Caspary’s Laura (1943)

    Ciocia, Stefania

    Pages 27-49

  • Gone Genre: How the Academy Came Running and Discovered Nothing Was As It Seemed

    Sutton, Henry

    Pages 53-69

  • From Cool Girl to Dead Girl: Gone Girl and the Allure of Female Victimhood

    Burke, Eva

    Pages 71-86

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69338-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69337-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Domestic Noir
Book Subtitle
The New Face of 21st Century Crime Fiction
Editors
  • Laura Joyce
  • Henry Sutton
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69338-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69338-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69337-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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