Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mystery (Hardback)
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Short Description for Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction The locked room mystery is one of the iconic creations of popular fiction. Michael Cook's critical study reveals how this archetypal form of the puzzle story has had a significant effect in shaping the immensely popular genre of detective fiction. The book includes analysis of texts from Poe to the present day.
- Published: 15 November 2011
- Format: Hardback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230276659 ISBN 10: 0230276652
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The locked room has long fascinated readers of detective fiction with its images of entrapment and entombment. Narratives of Enclosure is the first full length critical study of the Locked Room Mystery, tracing its origins in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', the first detective story, up to the modern era. Looking beyond the facade of the impossible crime to examine stories by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, John Dickson Carr and Paul Auster, Michael Cook uses critical and thematic contexts to show how the idea of enclosure has informed detective fiction at every stage in its history. Whether in the narrative itself, as in John Dickson Carr's classic Golden Age novel The Hollow Man, or the psychological relationship with physical environments in Dickens's 'The Signalman', the metaphor of the locked room casts a long shadow on the wider genre.