Angela Kimyongür is Senior Lecturer in French in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Hull. Her research interests lie in the intersections between literature, politics and history. Her recent publications include “Crime in popular fiction: Remembering the Algerian War of Independence in contemporary French crime fiction” in The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (2014), and “Dominique Manotti and the roman noir” in Contemporary Women’s Writing (2013).Amy Wigelsworth is Lecturer in French at the Sheffield Business School (Sheffield Hallam University), and also teaches French at the University of York. She works on nineteenth-century French popular fiction and French crime fiction, and has published a number of articles on the nineteenth-century mystères urbains, including “Au seuil des bas-fonds: Footnotes in the mystères urbains”, in Dix-Neuf (2012). Her monograph, entitled Rewriting Les Mystères de Paris: The Mystères Urbains and the Palimpsest, will be published by Legenda in 2015.