Crime, thriller & detective
A box set collection of ten BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas of the popular mysteries by M.C. Beaton, starring Penelope Keith as amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin. 'Agatha Raisin - sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-pc' - Anne Robinson.
This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability.
Examines a variety of twentieth-century Anglo-American detective and crime fiction. This work covers the main sub-genres of crime fiction from the days of Sherlock Holmes to those of Hannibal Lecte. It is designed to meet the needs of students, introducing important critical concepts and tracing generic development.
Can a dream foretell the future? That is one of the central questions of Armadale, one of Wilkie Collins' lesser-known novels. But even though it is not as famous as The Woman in White or The Moonstone, it is still written with the psychological awareness and piercing character studies of the best of Collins' work.