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Lady Geraldine - a Female Detective with a Side-Kick Husband
Richard Arkwright’s
second novel The Queen Anne’s Gate
Mystery is a carefully plotted murder mystery with a married couple doing
the detective work. The first person narrator George Pen Owen begins the story
describing his idyllic boyhood days spent with hi...
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Sensation Novel as a Model for Story-Telling
Driven
Home: A Tale of Destiny is neatly packaged into a single
volume of fourteen chapters. This reflects the emergence of a new, tighter
novel format and a move away from the rambling three-deckers. Single volume
novels were much more practical. When you ...
Driven Home: A Tale of Destiny is neatly packaged into a single volume of fourteen chapters. This reflects the emergence of a new, tighter novel format and a move away from the rambling three-deckers. Single volume novels wer...
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Senstional Sherlock - Part 3 - Ambiguities of Morals and Method
Sensation fiction is a mix of attention to detail and wild abstraction:
“The typical sensation novel was a catholic mixture of modes and forms,
combining realism and melodrama, the journalistic and the fantastic, the
domestic and the romantic or exotic.” (P...
Sensation fiction is a mix of attention to detail and wild abstraction: “The typical sensation novel was a catholic mixture of modes and forms, combining realism and melodrama, the journalistic and the fantastic, the domestic...
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Sensation Defeats Science of Deduction
  “You remind me of
Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin. I had no idea such individuals did exist outside of
stories.” “Dupin was a very inferior fellow.” “Have you read Gaboriau’s works? … Does Lecoq come up to
your idea of a detective?” “Lecoq was a miserable bungler...
 “You remind me of Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin. I had no idea such individuals did exist outside of stories.” “Dupin was a very inferior fellow.” “Have you read Gaboriau’s works? … Does Lecoq come up to your idea of a detectiv...
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Yrsa Sigurðadóttir. The Silence of the Sea (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2014)
On a windy night luxury
yacht Lady K crashes into the harbour
wall at Reykjavík. There is no one on board; all seven people who boarded the
yacht in Lisbon have vanished.  The original title Brakið (published in 2011) is snappier and
more imaginative than t...
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Masters of Plotting
The opening
chapters of The Mystery of Champdoce tell
the intertwined story of Mascarin’s main victims, It is an excellent melodrama
in its own right. The story introduces another villainous character Daumon the Counsellor
( The Mystery of Champdoce , Chapt...
The opening chapters of The Mystery of Champdoce tell the intertwined story of Mascarin’s main victims, It is an excellent melodrama in its own right. The story introduces another villainous character Daumon the Counsellor (T...
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The Importance of an Impressionable Hero
After the dramatic scene
at the end of chapter six in Driven Home ,
George succumbs to brain-fever. He recovers, but although he can remember
everything up to the moment when he and Carlos set of for Longman’s Drift, he
cannot recall the events that took pl...
After the dramatic scene at the end of chapter six in Driven Home, George succumbs to brain-fever. He recovers, but although he can remember everything up to the moment when he and Carlos set of for Longman’s Drift, he cannot...
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Minna Lindgren. Kuolema Ehtoolehdossa (Helsinki: Teos, 2013)
Minna Lindgren’s (1863- ) first novel about the inhabitants
of the Ehtoolehto care home, Kuolema
Ehtoolehdossa ( Death at Evengrove) was a great success when it was published in 2013, and it is now being turned
into a film. This year (2014) a second book, E...
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Leif G W Persson. He Who Kills the Dragon (London: Doubleday, 2013)
Lei G W Persson (1945-) is an
eminent criminologist with a doctorate in criminology from the University of
Stockholm (1980) and a long career as a crime expert and a psychological profiler
in Swedish academia, police and media. His parallel career as a crim...
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Outi Pakkanen, Korttelin kuningatar (Helsinki: Otava, 2013)
 Outi Pakkanen’s (1946-) first   crime novel   Murhan jälkeen
mainoskatko (Ad Break After Murder )   came out in 1973 and since
then she has published over twenty detective novels (among a handful of other
works). Her latest Marius is out in June 2014. Kort...
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Paul Violaine – Apprentice Villain or Unfortunate Victim
In The Slaves of Paris both villains and
their victims are trapped by their own passions and desires. Most characters in
Gaboriau have both good and bad qualities. Even Mascarin, as we find out at the
end of The Mystery of Champdoce has a
redeeming feature ...
In The Slaves of Paris both villains and their victims are trapped by their own passions and desires. Most characters in Gaboriau have both good and bad qualities. Even Mascarin, as we find out at the end of The Mystery of Ch...
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Jo Nesbo. The Son (London: Harvill Secker, 2014)
"People called the boy Sonny and said that he has
killed two people as a teenager, that his father had been a corrupt police
officer and that Sonny had healing hands." (p1) This is a good
introduction to the main character Sonny Lofthus, who sits in his pri...
"People called the boy Sonny and said that he has killed two people as a teenager, that his father had been a corrupt police officer and that Sonny had healing hands." (p1) This is a good introduction to the main character So...
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A Finnish writer and translator based in England.
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PhD in English Literature with the thesis Sherlock's Pharmacy: Drugs in Detective Fiction 1860s to 1890s
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