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Title The American thriller / editor, Gary Hoppenstand, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan.

Publication Info. Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Reference Material  RE813 HOPPENSTAND    In-Library Use Only
Edition [First edition].
Description xviii, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Critical insights
Critical insights.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents About this volume / Gary Hoppenstand -- On the American thriller / Gary Hoppenstand -- Critical contexts. The crime thriller in context / Kate Watson -- The legal thriller in context / Ayoola Onatade -- The techno thriller in context / John A. Dowell -- The psychological thriller in context / Kristopher Mecholsky -- Critical readings. Death's head: Thomas Harris / Abby Bentham -- Lee Child's pure, uncomplicated hero / Elizabeth Blakesley -- Robert Bloch's archetypal thriller: Psycho, the novel / Garyn G. Roberts -- The elusive genius of Michael Crichton / Chris Richardson -- James Patterson: An uncertain legacy / Philip L. Simpson -- John Grisham: The master of the fast-moving legal thriller / Susan J. Tyburski -- In the popular tradition / Helen S. Garson -- The life of Robin Cook / Lorena Laura Stookey.
Summary "This volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the American thriller, a genre in which 'ordinary' heroes are faced with an enemy set on destroying them or something treasured such as freedom or democracy. Rounding out the volume are a list of related thrillers not discussed in the book as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this theme in greater depth."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Suspense fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Suspense in literature.
Suspense fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst01202038
Suspense in literature. (OCoLC)fst01896130
Literatur. (DE-588)4035964-5
Thriller. (DE-588)4185351-9
United States. (DE-588)4078704-7
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Hoppenstand, Gary, editor.
ISBN 9781619252202
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