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Essay | Genre and Crime Fiction

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Genre and Crime Fiction

Summary: Defines and describes the literary genre of crime fiction. Analyzes four representative texts, `The Big Sleep,' directed by Howard Hawks, `The Real Inspector Hound,' a play by Tom Stoppard, `The Hollow' a traditional cosy style novel by Agatha Christie, and `The Lovely Bones,' a novel that approaches the genre of crime fiction in a contemporary manner, written by Alice Sebold.
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