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Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction: the mothers of the mystery genre

Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction: the mothers of the mystery genre

Sussex, Lucy, 1957-

This book is a study of the 'mothers' of the mystery genre. Traditionally the invention of crime writing has been ascribed to Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, but they had formidable women rivals, whose work has been until recently largely forgotten

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
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Statement of responsibility: Lucy Sussex
ISBN: 0230289401, 9780230289406
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-205) and index.
Physical Description: xii, 216 p. : ill.
Series: Crime files series
Subject: Gender studies, gender groups; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Fiction & related items; English fiction 19th century History and criticism.; Ireland; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Literature; Fiction: general & literary; Detective and mystery stories, American History and criticism.; American fiction Women authors History and criticism.; Literature: history & criticism; Detective and mystery stories, English History and criticism.; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; English; American fiction 19th century History and criticism.; English fiction Women authors History and criticism.
Alternative Title: Women writers and detectives in 19th-century crime fiction
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Crime files series.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780230272293

Contents

  1. List of Illustrations Foreword by Val McDermid Acknowledgements Introduction: Look for the Women 'Origins are Multifarious and Unclean!': the Beginnings of Crime Fiction Mrs Radcliffe as Conan Doyle? 'A Most Preposterous Organ of Wonder': Catherine Crowe 'I'm a Thief-taker, Young Lady' Getting Away with Murder: Mary Braddon 'Dead! And…Never Called Me Mother': Ellen (Mrs Henry) Wood The (Feminine) Eye of the Law: Mary Helena Fortune A Jill-of-all-Writing-Trades: Metta Victoria Fuller Victor ('Seeley Regester') The Art of Murder: Anna Katharine Green Conclusion: 'She Has Got a Murderess in Manuscript in her Bedroom' A Timeline of Early True Crime and its Fiction Bibliography