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Christianity and the Detective Story

Editor(s): Anya Morlan and Walter Raubicheck
Contributors: Peter Widulski, Chris Willerton, Maria Mochocki, Sue Sorensen, Nermin Allam, Edmund Miller, Dr Angelika Zirker,

Book Description

Christianity and the Detective Story is the first book to gather together academic criticism on this particular connection between religion and popular culture. The articles cover the origin of this relationship in the works of G. K. Chesterton, examine its development through the “Golden Age” of mystery writers such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and include discussions of recent and contemporary television crime dramas. The volume makes a strong case for viewing mystery writing as a valid means of providing both entertainment and religious insight.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4209-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4209-5
Date of Publication: 01/01/2013
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £44.99


Anya Morlan is an adjunct faculty member in English at Pace University in New York. She holds an MA from New York University in Humanities and Social Thought, and is finishing her MA in English Literature at Hunter College. She has published articles on Tom Stoppard and Vladimir Nabokov, with her current work focusing on James Joyce.

Walter Raubicheck is Professor of English at Pace University. He is the co-author of Scripting Hitchcock and co-editor of Bing Crosby and American Culture and Hitchcock’s Rereleased Films. He has published scholarly articles on G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as on American authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliot, and Walt Whitman.