Crime fiction Essay | Student Essay

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Crime Fiction

Summary: Describes the literary genre of crime fiction using certain texts as evidence for the analyses within the essay. Includes an analysis of works by Raymond Chandler, PD James and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Crime Fiction has long been revered for its ability to reflect societal values and entertain readers. It is also the mystery that is inherent to the genre that has secured its popularity. PD James' The Skull Beneath the Skin fits superbly into the cosy sub-genre of crime fiction, and proves a clear example of conventional writings.

A myriad of Crime Fiction conventions are evident in PD James' novel. Her carefully woven tapestries of cosy customs lend themselves easily to the study of genre. First and foremost, this is manifested in the setting of the novel. Tucked away on an island retreat, the characters are isolated and therefore have a limited array of prospective murderers, or, as the case may be, victims. The setting is presented in a rich and pictorial detail and thus greatly supports both reader identification and the preconceived notions of the cosy sub-genre, which also...

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