Beyer, Charlotte (2013) 'Bags stuffed with the offal of their own history': Crime fiction and the short story in Crimespotting: An Edinburgh Crime Collection. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 3 (1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 2043-0701Full text not available from this repository.
This article explores innovative uses of the short story format in the recent collection Crimespotting: An Edinburgh Crime Collection (2009). The article examines these crime short stories’ use of ‘place’, specifically Edinburgh, as a unifying theme and setting for its diverse crime motifs. The article analyzes how selected texts from the collection negotiate the short story format and the crime genre, and explores the diverse fictions which emerge from this. The article suggests that the short stories in Crimespotting: An Edinburgh Crime Collection illustrate how the genre’s diversity and range may expand the possibilities of crime fiction in challenging and unexpected ways.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||crime fiction,short story,Edinburgh,tartan noir,Ian Rankin,place in fiction|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies|
|Research Priority Areas:||Being Human - Past, Present & Future|
|Depositing User:||Charlotte Beyer|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jun 2014 14:24|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2016 12:22|