Union Jack (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 4)

Author: V. L. McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007301812

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Fourth in the series featuring investigative journalist Lindsay Gordon. When union leader Tom Jack falls to his death from her bedroom window after a spectacularly public row with Lindsay, it seems the only way to prove her innocence is to find the real culprit.

The Gay Detective Novel

Lesbian and Gay Main Characters and Themes in Mystery Fiction

Author: Judith A. Markowitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648277X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Gertrude Stein called it “the only really modern novel form that has come into existence,” yet the mystery genre was a century old before it featured its first gay main character in a novel. Since then, gay and lesbian detective fiction has been one of the fastest growing segments of the genre. It incorporates gay and lesbian cultural elements and offers crossover appeal. Its authors call upon a century of development in the mystery genre, while providing new, more accurate images of lesbians and gay men than generally found in mainstream literature and popular media. This groundbreaking study of gay and lesbian detective fiction examines mystery series and historically significant stand-alone novels published since the early 1960s. Part I is an overview that describes how these novels make gay and lesbian life visible and forge new, powerful images. It also examines how they fit into the larger history of mystery fiction. The series analyses in Part II are grouped according to the type of main character (police officer, private investigator, amateur sleuth, etc.). Each section discusses main and secondary characters of that type, characteristic themes for the group, and more. The analyses of individual series cover main characters, themes, plot points and other elements. Comments from authors interviewed for this book play a central role in those analyses. Part III lists series-spanning themes (e.g., homophobia, the closet, gay marriage) and the novels and series that address each of those themes.

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author: Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

View: 5544


Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.


A Who's who in Crime & Mystery Writing

Author: Rosemary Herbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195157613

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 6261


A mystery expert investigates how the giants of the genre pull off all those crimes and keep the twists coming page after page, then shows readers how they can do it too.