Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction

  • Authors
  • Christiana¬†Gregoriou

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christiana Gregoriou
    Pages 1-35
  3. Christiana Gregoriou
    Pages 91-122
  4. Christiana Gregoriou
    Pages 123-150
  5. Christiana Gregoriou
    Pages 151-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 166-178

About this book


This book explores the three aspects of deviance that contemporary crime fiction manipulates: linguistic, social, and generic. Gregoriou conducts case studies into crime series by James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwell, and investigates the way in which these novelists correspondingly challenge those aforementioned conventions.


Case Studies fiction knowledge stylistics William James

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