Crime Files

Irish Crime Fiction

Authors: Cliff, Brian

  • Represents the first single-author monograph on Irish crime Fiction
  • Focuses on several best-selling authors, such as John Connolly, whose work has not received any significant critical study to date
  • Grounds itself equally in popular literature studies and Irish studies
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  • Due: May 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56188-6
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About this book

This book examines the recent expansion of Ireland's literary tradition to include home-grown crime fiction. It surveys the wave of books that use genre structures to explore specifically Irish issues such as the Troubles and the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger, as well as Irish experiences of human trafficking, the supernatural, abortion, and civic corruption. These novels are as likely to address the national regulation of sexuality through institutions like the Magdalene Laundries as they are to follow serial killers through the American South or to trace international corporate conspiracies. This study includes chapters on Northern Irish crime fiction, novels set in the Republic, women protagonists, and transnational themes, and discusses Irish authors’ adaptations of a well-loved genre and their effect on assumptions about the nature of Irish literature. It is a book for readers of crime fiction and Irish literature alike, illuminating the fertile intersections of the two.

About the authors

Brian Cliff is Assistant Professor in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His recent publications include essays on John Connolly, Tana French, and Deirdre Madden, and Synge and Edwardian Ireland (2012), co-edited with Nicholas Grene. He is currently completing a monograph about community and contemporary Irish writing. 

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  • Due: May 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56188-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
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  • Due: April 15, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56187-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Irish Crime Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56188-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56188-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56187-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 198
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