Masquerade, Crime and Fiction

Criminal Deceptions

  • Authors
  • Linden Peach

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Linden Peach
    Pages 1-24
  3. Linden Peach
    Pages 56-80
  4. Linden Peach
    Pages 173-176
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-184

About this book


This study of crime and masquerade in fiction focuses upon the criminal as a 'performer'. Through stimulating discussions of a wide range of criminal types, Peach argues for the importance of novels that have been neglected. The book integrates incisive literary and cultural criticism with arguments about gender, masquerade, crime and culture.


crime fiction gender killer novel women

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