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Crime Fiction

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Nikos Maniaty

on 24 June 2013

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Transcript of Crime Fiction

"Elementary, my dear Watson" - Holmes
CRIME FICTION
What is genre?
Genre
"a kind, style"
"a specific area
of creative practice
that have unique rules
and conventions"
HORROR
CRIME
THRILLER
ROMANCE ;)
"different genres have
specific audiences"
What makes crime fiction?
CRIME
FICTION
Rear window
A Personal EXAMPLE
OF
CRIME FICTION
mystery
fiction
detective stories
murder-mysteries
whodunit
"crime writing is an account of
breaking the law, usually murder and
the subsequent detection of the culprit"
"the aim is then for an investigator
to discover the perpetrator's
identity by using facts,clues and
clever deduction"
"appeals to the audience's curiosity as it has an element of discovery and traditionally, sets the audience to match its wits with the detective"
HISTORY OF
CRIME WRITING
The different periods and major
transformations of the crime fiction genre
Golden Age
Hard Boiled
Spy Fiction
L.A Confidential
Conclusion
cozy
Police procedural
Alfred Hitchcock
"we've become a race of peeping toms"
"Murder or marriage?"
"Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels, and you haven't got any wings."
Crime writing is timeless
Our fascination with crime and the lack of crime in our lives makes it so popular..
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