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Title Spanish and Latin American women's crime fiction in the new millennium : from noir to gris / edited by Nancy Vosburg and Nina L. Molinaro
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 165 pages)
Contents Introduction / Nancy Vosburg -- Establishing Anotherness : ecocritical crime writing about the trafficking of women in Ángela Vallvey's El hombre del corazón negro / Shanna Lino -- Black, black, black by Marta Sanz : from "hyperhysterical" crime fiction to social realism / Pilar Martínez-Quiroga -- Don't speak, don't tell : silencing, secrets, and Alicia Giménez Bartlett's latest Petra Delicado novels / Nina L. Molinaro -- Police procedural, hard-boiled, or thriller? Hybridized novels by Reyes Calderón / Jeffrey Oxford -- Detecting the Orient : Maruja Torres's cozy crime novels / Nancy Vosburg -- Female victims, heroines, and law enforcers : the polyphony of identities in Susan Martín Gijón's novels / Eva París-Huesca -- New Latin American crime fiction : Elena sabe by Claudia Piñeiro / Patricia Varas -- Detecting women : crime fiction by contemporary women writers / Barbara Loach -- Working for a living : gender and inheritance in Sonia Coutinho's Dora Diamante adventure / Katherine Ostrom -- "O matador" as disoriented detective in Mundo perdido by Patrícia Melo / Suzie Wright
Summary "Crime fiction written by women in Spain and Latin America since the late 1980s has been successful in shifting attention to crimes often overlooked by their male counterparts, such as rape and sexual battery, domestic violence, child pornography, pederasty, and incest. In the twenty-first century, social, economic, and political issues, including institutional corruption, class inequality, criminalized oppression of immigrant women, crass capitalist market forces, and mediatized political and religious bodies, have at their core a gendered dimension. The conventions of the original noir, or novela negra, genre have evolved, such that some women authors challenge the noir formulas by foregrounding gender concerns while others imagine new models of crime fiction that depart drastically from the old paradigms. This volume, highlighting such evolution in the crime fiction genre, will be of interest to students, teachers, and scholars of crime fiction in Latin America and Spain, to those interested in crime fiction by women, and to readers familiar with the sub-genres of crime fiction, which include noir, the thriller, the police procedural, and the "cozy" novel."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Detective and mystery stories, Spanish -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Gender studies: women.
Crime & mystery.
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Mystery & Detective.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Vosburg, Nancy, 1953- editor.
Molinaro, Nina L., 1960- editor.
ISBN 9781527505209