Hard-Boiled Female Detectice Novel

Author: Klink, William
Year:2014
Pages:392
ISBN:0-7734-4296-0
978-0-7734-4296-2
Price:239.95
This remarkable and unique study explores women heroines in detective fiction written by women authors. These heroines subvert pop culture’s traditional stereotypes for women. The book further examines how this sub-genre has changed over time as does the popular culture it embodies.

Reviews

“Through its comparative analysis of the many series, Klink’s book adds to the understanding of the influences on the writers and the hard-boiled writers’ effects on male authors in the genre. It should be illuminating.”
Professor Lewis D. Moore, Retired Professor of Literature, University of District of Columbia

"There are but very few publications on female detectives of this kind or the respective authors. ... Fans of detective fiction with female investigator[s] will enjoy this book." Dr. A. Ebert, popcultureshelf.com

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lewis D. Moore
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction

What motifs define a hardboiled female detective
The male/female prospective
Sue Grafton
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Conclusions
Sue Paretsky
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Conclusions
Marcia Muller
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis and conclusions
Linda Barnes
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Conclusions
Sandra West Prowell, Edna Buchanan, and Janet Evanovich
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Evanovich portrait analysis
Buchanan portrait analysis
Prowell portrait analysis
Analysis of Evanovich’s book sales and conclusions
Laura Lippman and Valarie Wilson Wesley
Introduction of work
Laura Lippman motifs displayed
Laura Lippman portrait analysis
Valerie Wilson Wesley motifs displayed
Valerie Wilson Wesley portrait analysis
Conclusion
Janet Dawson
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Jen Banbury
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
S.J. Rozan
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Nancy Bush
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Mercedes Lackey
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Gemma Halliday
Introduction of work
Motifs displayed
Portrait analysis
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index