'Bags stuffed with the offal of their own history': Crime fiction and the short story in Crimespotting: An Edinburgh Crime Collection.

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 2043-0701

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
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
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/787

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