Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction, Television, and Film (Film and Media Studies)

the 1st critical book-length examine of crime writing in Canada, Detecting Canada includes 13 essays on a lot of Canada’s preferred crime writers, together with Peter Robinson, Giles Blunt, Gail Bowen, Thomas King, Michael Slade, Margaret Atwood, and Anthony Bidulka. Genres tested variety from the well-loved police procedural and the novice sleuth to these much less renowned, similar to anti-detection and modern noir novels. The e-book appears to be like severely on the esteemed sixties’ tv exhibit Wojeck, in addition to the more moderen sequence Da Vinci’s InquestDa Vinci’s urban Hall, and Intelligence, and the arguable Durham County, a severely acclaimed yet violent tv sequence that ran effectively in either Canada and the U.S..

The essays in Detecting Canada examine texts from quite a few views, together with postcolonial reports, gender and queer reviews, feminist reviews, Indigenous reviews, and demanding race and sophistication experiences. Crime fiction, loved by means of such a lot of world wide, speaks to we all approximately justice, citizenship, and demanding social matters in an doubtful international.

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