Lee Horsley has written two books on literature and politics - Political Fiction and the Historical Imagination (1990) and Fictions of Power in English Literature 1900-1950 (1995). More recently, she has written or edited numerous articles and books on crime fiction. The Noir Thriller (2001, reissued in paperback in 2009) ranges from pulp thrillers of the 1920s to neo-noir films and cyberpunk. Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction (published by OUP in 2005, supported by an AHRB Research Leave Award in the academic year 2003-04) is a study of the main sub-genres of crime fiction from the days of Sherlock Holmes to the present. For a fuller description of both books, see our Twentieth-Century Crime section. Lee is also co-editor, with Charles Rzepka, of The Blackwell Companion to Crime Fiction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). She is Reader in Literature and Culture at Lancaster University, where she has taught since 1974. She teaches two specialist crime courses and co-supervises numerous Creative Writing PhD students. In recent years, she has worked a lot on web development and eLearning, and is Director of Web Development in the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research.
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