Flashcards in Introduction to crime Deck (5)
How described detective fiction as "an addiction to which readers succumb"?
What do crime novels focus on?
Transgressions against established order and the breaking of either national, social, religious or moral laws
Why is mankind attracted to crime novels?
Offer consolation of seeing villainy unmasked and virtue rewarded
Allow people to indulge in guilty pleasures
What is a genre study?
The idea that genres are not fixed. There is no fixed definition for a genre