American TV Detective Dramas

Serial Investigations

  • Mareike Jenner

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

About this book


The way detectives access and attain the 'truth' about a crime is an important indicator of how they relate to contemporary political developments. This book explores these methods of detection and positions the genre in a specific political, aesthetic, narrative and industrial context.


Crime fiction Serial crime drama Politics Genre Narrative crime fiction Detective drama drama fiction methods serial crime drama structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Mareike Jenner
    • 1
  1. 1.Anglia Ruskin UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55333-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-42566-9
  • About this book