Scene of the Crime: The Importance of Place in Crime and Mystery Fiction

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Offering analysis of the fiction of 15 authors for whom the setting greatly contributes to their overall literary style, this book focuses on the many ways that "place" figures in modern crime and mystery novels. The authors (and their settings) are: Georges Simenon (Paris), Donna Leon (Venice), Tony Hillerman (American Southwest), Walter Mosley (South Central Los Angeles), George P. Pelecanos (Washington, D.C.), Sara Paretsky (Chicago), James Lee Burke (Southern Louisiana), Carl Hiaasen (South Florida), Ian Rankin (Edinburgh), Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana), James McClure (South Africa), Maj Sj÷wall and Per Wahloo (Stockholm), Paco Ignacio Taibo II (Mexico City), Leonardo Sciascia (Sicily) and Lindsey Davis (Ancient Rome).

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David Geherin is a professor of English at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The author of four previous books, he lives in Ypsilanti.

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"one of the best academic writers on crime fiction for more than a quarter-century...the author does the expected solid job"--Mystery Scene.

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