Crime Files

The Legal Thriller from Gardner to Grisham

See you in Court!

Authors: Sauerberg, Lars Ole

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  • Sketches a lively and accessible overview of the growth of the Anglophone legal thriller
  • Provides a refreshing focus on the growing concern with gender and ethnicity within the genre
  • Offers the first dedicated analysis of the legal thriller 
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About this book

This book offers a critically informed yet relaxed historical overview of the legal thriller, a unique contribution to crime fiction where most of the titles have been written by professionals such as lawyers and judges.

The legal thriller typically uses court trials as the suspense-creating background for presenting legal issues reflecting a wide range of concerns, from corporate conflicts to private concerns, all in a dramatic but highly informed manner. With authors primarily from the USA and the UK, the genre is one which nonetheless enjoys a global reading audience. As well as providing a survey of the legal thriller, this book takes a gender–focused approach to analyzing recently published titles within the field. It also argues for the fascination of the legal thriller both in the way its narrative pattern parallels that of an actual court trial, and by the way it reflects, frequently quite critically, the concerns of contemporary society.

About the authors

Lars Ole Sauerberg is Professor of Literature in English at the University of Southern Denmark. He has written extensively on crime fiction, both academically and as the crime-fiction reviewer of Denmark’s leading quality newspaper over the last 30 years. He is a founding member of the Danish Crime Academy.

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“Lars Ole Sauerberg’s The Legal Thriller from Gardner to Grisham: See You in Court! is a welcome volume for  both fans of the legal thriller and scholars interested in crime-related popular culture. The author offers a spirited attempt to define printed legal thrillers as a genre and an insightful tour of what he characterizes as ‘a sufficiently representational overview’ of individual legal thrillers … .” (David Ray Papke, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, January, 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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  • Due: January 3, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-68097-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legal Thriller from Gardner to Grisham
Book Subtitle
See you in Court!
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40730-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-40730-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40729-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68097-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 199
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