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  • Women In Detective Fiction

    Just like the world we live in today, detective fiction is a male dominated genre. Detectives are usually white males who solve dangerous crimes such as murder. If women are involved, they are usually characterized as damsels in distress or femme fatales. It is a man’s world; therefore, it is the sole responsibility of men to be the protectors. For centuries, we have lived in a patriarchal society and this mindset has influenced this genre significantly. Men are deemed better detectives because they are intelligent, rational and unemotional in comparison to women who are emotional, caring, and better suited to be a housewife and mother. The characters of detective fiction are not only males; the writers are also mostly men. Women authors at a…

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  • Analysis Of Second Shift Homicide Detectives

    To date in 2015, second shift Homicide Detectives responded to and actually investigated 140 cases, which included (18- Current Solved rate 44%) of the 61 Homicides so far in 2015, (11) Felony Assaults, (70) Suspicious Deaths and (33) Suicides and (8) Miscellaneous cases. In 2014, second shift Homicide Detectives responded to and actually investigated 173 cases, which included (35 Current Solved rate 66%) of the 91 Homicides in 2014, (9) Felony Assaults, (80) Suspicious Deaths and (40) Suicides…

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  • Gender In Detective Fiction: Gender Roles In Detective Fiction

    I. Gender Roles The comic Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth and the audio podcast Nick Carter: Master Detective starring Lon Clack portray the different roles of gender in detective fiction. Nick Carter was on the radio from 1943 to 1955, and represents more traditional roles of gender. Although the character Nick Carter was chronicled in books and a movie, the most well- known installment of his story was the radio show. Over the many episodes, the radio show followed detective…

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  • Comparing Detective Fiction In Poe And Holmes

    1. Introduction This paper is about the detective fiction in Poe and Doyle, comparing the most important and well-known characters Dupin and Holmes. In order to do this, the paper will be divided in four parts: the detective fiction in both authors, the analysis of Dupin and the analysis of Holmes. In order to understand this work, it will be observed first what detective fiction is. Detective fiction is a genre in which an investigator or a detective, professional or not, investigates a crime,…

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  • Joe Golem: Occult Detective

    Joe Golem Occult Detective is a standalone novel by Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola. The first novel in the occult detective series of novels Joe Golem: Occult Detective otherwise known as Rat Catcher was first published 2015. The series of comic books is an adaptation of the story of Joe Golem from the novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Dave Palumbo the Spectrum award-winning painter did the covers while the graphics are by Patric Reynolds. The new series is set in a period before the…

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  • Detective Fiction: A Literary Analysis

    Since the age of Sherlock Holmes, detective fiction has been admired by millions. For over a century scholars and the general public alike have been debating on what makes detective fiction so popular. There is no one “correct” explanation pertaining to why it is so widespread. For example, there are literary, historical, psychological, and religious reasons explaining the genre’s popularity. One of the more interesting aspects of detective fiction is its affiliation with Greek tragedies. As…

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  • The Dying Detective By Arthur Conan Doyle: An Analysis

    In the story “The Dying Detective,” Sherlock Holmes utilized his intelligence to obtain the truth about a crime committed by Mr. Culverton Smith. The whodunit was written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes planned to frame Mr. Culverton Smith. In order for him to do so, Sherlock Holmes acted as if he had a life threatening disease; he feigned his death. Mr. Culverton had given Sherlock Holmes the box that contained deadly poison. Sherlock Holmes did not tell anyone he was faking because he…

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  • Analysis Of Savage Detectives By Roberto Bolaño

    Roberto Bolaño adopted a very unique writing style in his novel Savage Detectives. The book starts with a dark quote setting the tone for the book. “Do you want Mexico to be saved? Do you want Christ to be our King?” “No” - Malcolm Lowry. From this we can almost predict a dark cynical and corrupting book. I was pleasantly surprised. Enlaced with those aspects you could find humor. The book is divided in three parts: Mexicans Lost in Mexico, The Savage Detectives and The Deserts of Sonora. In the…

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  • The Mysterious Poe: Modern Day Detective Story

    comedies, fiction, and even created the first detective story. He is well known for his work because of the bizarre and gruesome imagination and details in his works. Poe is also known as the creator of symbolism and surrealism, as well as being influential around the world. Edgar Allan Poe is the one of the most influential writers who created the modern day detective stories. The works of Poe led to the creation of today’s well known detective entertainment. Poe was a great inventor in the…

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  • Inspector Ghote Goes By Train: The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction

    Detective fiction is a sub genre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator a detective—either professional, amateur or retired —investigates a crime, often a murder.In ancient literature some scholars have suggested that certain ancient and religious texts have similarities which what would later be called detective fiction. In the Old Testament story of Susanna and the Elders (the Protestant Bible locates this story within the apocrypha), the account told by two witnesses…

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