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Author Hausladen, Gary, 1946-

Title Places for dead bodies / by Gary Hausladen
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, [2000]
©2000
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Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Evolution of the Place-Based Police Procedural -- The Police Procedural Genre -- Placed-Based Police Procedurals -- Why Do We Read This Stuff, Anyway? -- Murder in America -- The Navajo Counery of Tony Hillerman -- The Cherokee Country of Jean Hager -- The New Orleans of James Lee Burke -- The New Orleans of Julie Smith -- The Houston and Latin America of David Lindsey -- The American Midwest of P.M. Carlson -- The American Northwest of J.A. Jance -- Susan Dunlap's Berkeley -- The Canadian North of Scott Young -- The Mexico of Paco Taibo -- Conclusion -- Murder in the United Kingdom and Ireland -- The London of P.D. James -- Colin Dexter's Oxford -- Rural England: The Yorkshire of Peter Robinson -- Glasgow and the Scotland of Peter Turnbull -- Dublin and the Ireland of Bartholomew Gill -- Conclusion -- Murder on the European Continent -- The Italy of Michael Dibdin -- The Provincial France of Nicolas Freeling
The Amsterdam of Janwillem van de Wetering -- The Stockholm of Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall -- Conclusion -- From Moscow with Murder -- Marin Cruz Smith -- Stuart Kaminsky -- Conclusion -- Murder in the Orient Expressly -- The Japan of Seicho Matsumoto -- The Japan of James Melville -- The Hong Kong of William Marshall -- The Beijing of Cristopher West -- Conclusion -- Other Places for Murder -- The Israel of Batya Gur -- The Indian Subcontinent of H.R.F. Keating -- The South Africa of James McClure -- The Australian Outback of Arthur Upfield -- Conclusion -- Murder in Historical Context -- The Roman Empire of Lindsey Davis -- The Seventh-Century China of Robert Van Gulik -- The Victorian England of Anne Perry -- The Turn-of-the-Century Cairo of Michael Pearce -- Conclusion -- More Places for Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem -- The Police Procedural as an Effective Conveyor of Place -- Subplots and Secondary Agenda -- What Happens When Authors Get Their Places Wrong? -- Socially Contingent Places -- The Police Procedural as a Source of Sense of Place -- Appendix: Selected Series -- Fictional Works Cited -- Notes -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-205) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Geography in literature.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Police in literature.
Popular literature -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Setting (Literature)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0292731302 (paperback; alk. paper)
0292798326 (electronic bk.)
9780292731301 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780292798328 (electronic bk.)