Crimeculture has always aimed to include a wide range of articles discussing the central themes of crime fiction and film. The Review Articles included here were published on the site between 2005 and 2017.
Articles Reviewing Crime Fiction
Fatal Isolation: The Haunting Landscapes of Nordic Noir – Reviews of: Agnes Ravatn’s The Bird Tribunal, Ragnar Jonasson’s Snowblind, Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s Why Did You Lie?, and Antti Tuomainen’s Dark As My Heart
So many different ways of disappearing: five of the best missing person novels – Reviews of Megan Miranda’s All the Missing Girls, Lisa Jewell’s I Found You, David Swinson’s The Second Girl, Lisa Ballantyne’s Redemption Road, and Rachel Abbott’s Stranger Child.
Articles Reviewing Non-Fiction
Cross-Cultural Crime Fiction: Special Feature, 2012-13
“Crime Across Cultures” issue of Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings (Volume 13 Number 1, 2013): “We ask how writers and cultural practitioners from around the world have diversified the crime writing genre, moving beyond the detective novel in order to experiment with a variety of media including short fiction, television, performance, visual art and graffiti.”
Berit Åström, Katarina Gregersdotter and Tanya Horeck (eds), Rape in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and Beyond: Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction, Palgrave Macmillan, October 2012
“Introduction: Crime Culture and Modernity” from Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film (Continuum Literary Studies), edited by Bran Nicol, Eugene McNulty and Patricia Pulham, Continuum Publishing (11 Nov 2010)
The Creation, Marketing and Contexts of Hollywood Crime Films: Reviews of Eddie Muller, The Art of Noir, Eddie Robson, Film Noir, Woody Haut, Heartbreak and Vine, Nicole Rafter, Shots in the Mirror
Past Crime: Pre-nineteenth Century Representations of Criminality: Reviews of Gillian Spraggs, Outlaws and Highwaymen, Craig Dionne and Steve Mentz (eds), Rogues and Early Modern English Culture and Hal Gladfelder, Criminality and Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England
Goodfellas and Party Monsters: Reporting from Inside the Outside: Reviews of Nicholas Pileggi,Goodfellas; Dominic Spinale, G-Men and Gangsters, James St James, Party Monster and Frank Owen,Clubland Confidential
Articles Reviewing True Crime Writing
An Introduction to the True Crime Press: Vicky Munro ranges from Victorian origins to the contemporary popularity of writers like Ann Rule and Joe McGinnis, analysing the representations of the lives and alleged crimes of killers whose stories are on sale in the True Crime sections of bookstores.
Serial Killer Non-Fiction: David Schmid, drawing on his highly regarded monograph, Natural Born Celebrities, begins with earlier non-fiction works on serial murder and then moves on to consider work published by F.B.I. agents alongside the best-selling books of Ann Rule and Truman Capote.
True Crime Covers (PDF): Lee Horsley’s “Dead Dolls and Deadly Dames”, on the iconic female figures of pulp true crime publishing – “voluptuous, tantalizing and dressed to kill, they voicelessly tempted generations of men to buy the stories of their death or disgrace…”
Articles Written by Students of Crime Fiction
This is a small sampling of the earliest articles published on Crimeculture, from 2002 on, by undergraduates and postgraduates studying crime fiction and film at Lancaster University and at a range of other universities.
Dark Along These Streets: Three Argentinean Films Noirs Adapting Cornell Woolrich, SANTIAGO RUBIN DE CELIS, Spanish freelance film critic and reviewer
Capital Crimes, KATY SHAW, University of Brighton
True Detective: A Case for Neo-Noir, ALICIA BERDAN, Texas Woman’s University
Reading House M.D. as a Detective Drama, AYSEGUL KESIRLI, Dogus University, Istanbul
Poe and Doyle: The Genius Detective, ASHLEIGH PROSSER, The University of Western Australia
Anime-Noir, or how three key anime participate in the lasting legacy of noir, HARRIET ALLEN, Lancaster University
Being “good” in Sin City: morality, the individual and public authority, RICHARD FINN, Lancaster University