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The Disabled Detective: Sleuthing Disability in Contemporary Crime Fiction
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The Disabled Detective: Sleuthing Disability in Contemporary Crime Fiction (Hardback)

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The first book of its kind, The Disabled Detective explores representations of disability in crime fiction, from the earliest days of the genre to contemporary television drama. Susannah B. Mintz examines detective heroes with such conditions as blindness, deafness, paralysis, Asperger's, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, war trauma and many other impairments. Examining a wide range of texts, from Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories and the works of Agatha Christie to contemporary crime writers such as Jeffrey Deaver and Michael Collins and television dramas such as Monk, this book highlights how often characters with disabilities have been the heroes of crime fiction and how rarely this has been discussed in contemporary criticism.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theory Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 19/09/2019 ISBN-13: 9781474238229  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Susannah B. Mintz is Professor of English at Skidmore College, USA. She is the author of Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities (2007) and Hurt and Pain: Literature and the Suffering Body (Bloomsbury, 2013).

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