Synopses & Reviews
For most of the twentieth century, the private eye dominated crime fiction and film, a lone figure fighting for justice, often in opposition to the official representatives of law and order. More recently, however, the police have begun to take center stageandmdash;as exemplified by the runaway success of TV police procedurals like Law and Order
. In Crime Uncovered: Detective
, Barry Forshaw offers an exploration of some of the most influential and popular fictional police detectives in the history of the genre.
Taking readers into the worlds of such beloved authors as P. D. James, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbandoslash;, Ian Rankin, and Handaring;kan Nesser, this book zeroes in on the characteristics that define the iconic characters they created, discussing how they relate to their national and social settings, questions of class, and to the criminals they relentlessly pursue. Showing how the role of the authority figure has changedandmdash;and how each of these writers creates characters who work both within and against the strictures of official investigationsandmdash;the book shows how creators cleverly subvert expectations of both police procedure and the crime genre itself.
Written by a leading expert in the field and drawn from interviews with the featured authors, Crime Uncovered: Detectivewill thrill the countless fans of Inspector Rebus, Harry Hole, Adam Dalgliesh, and the other enduring police detectives who define the genre.
A witty fan guide for those who are obsessed with the moody cult Danish show, Forbrydelsen, on which AMC's The Killing is based—with a foreword from Sofie Gråbøl herself. Includes new material on season three.
Hej! If you've been experiencing an inexplicable longing for rain and long dark nights, and an overwhelming urge to pull on a slightly itchy looking jumper (sweater) then congratulations—you have Forbrydelsen Fever. There's no need to panic. This is your chance to get inside the world of Sarah Lund: from the characters, the plot holes, and the politics to the language and dating the Danish way. So if you've ever wondered who cut the CCTV wire outside Lund's apartment in season one, why Morten went so far to protect Troels, where you can start your walking tour of Copenhagen from woods to warehouses and the County Hall, or even how you can knit your own Lund sweater—this is the book for you. Written by a true superfan, this is a hilarious guide to everything you're going to need to pretend you are Danish, bone up on everything suspicious, and transform yourself into Sarah Lund herself.
About the Author
Emma Kennedy is an actress and the author of the Wilma Tenderfoot series for children which includes The Case of the Frozen Hearts and The Case of the Putrid Poison. Sophie Gråbøl is the actress who portrays Sarah Lund in The Killing.