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p. 574. International crime fictionlocked

  • Richard Bradford


‘International crime fiction’ looks at crime writing in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, East Asia, Latin America, and Scandinavia. Crime fiction in France was, and is, far more popular, diverse, and dynamic than in anywhere else in continental Europe. The regimes of Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, and Stalin banned crime fiction, but post-war writers, especially in Germany and Russia, adapted contemporaneous US models to their particular social and cultural milieu. Globally, crime fiction falls into two categories: those writers who adapted their work to the techniques first developed by Poe, Collins, and Conan Doyle; and those who attempted to remodel the genre.

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