Gender and sexuality

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The essay explores both the representation of gender in crime fiction, and the extent to which the genre itself can be understood as gendered. A diverse range of detective fiction is surveyed ahead of a case study of Dorothy L. Sayers's 'Strong Poison' (1930). The chapter ends with a consideration of queer desire as a disruptive factor within seemingly conventional generic forms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction
EditorsJanice Allan, Jesper Gulddal, Stewart King, Andrew Pepper
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780429453342
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


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