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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781137469663
Pages : 133 pages
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Download or read book Justice and Revenge in Contemporary American Crime Fiction written by Stuart Sim and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-04-08 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The detective figure in contemporary American crime fiction increasingly relies on revenge to bring about justice in a society where there has been a sharp decline in moral values. This study demonstrates how the notion of the detective as a moral exemplar or heroic ideal breaks down in the works of writers such as James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky.