Sara Paretsky | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Maureen T. Reddy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Sara Paretsky.
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Critical Essay by Maureen T. Reddy

SOURCE: “The Feminist Counter-Tradition in Crime: Cross, Grafton, Paretsky, and Wilson,” in The Cunning Craft: Original Essays on Detective Fiction and Contemporary Literary Theory, edited by Ronald Walker and June Frazer, Western Illinois University, 1990, pp. 174-87.

In the following essay, Reddy analyzes how Amanda Cross's A Trap for Fools, Sue Grafton's ‘F’ Is for Fugitive, Barbara Wilson's The Dog Collar Murders, and Paretsky's Blood Shot all use feminism to redefine the crime genre.

When Carolyn Heilbrun published her first mystery novel under the name Amanda Cross in 1964, she began the revival of the feminist crime novel, a literary form that had been moribund since the publication in 1935 of Dorothy Sayers’ Gaudy Night. In the Last Analysis, the first Amanda Cross book, appeared just a year after Betty...

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