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This thread will contain a definitive list of supplementary material, which will be regularly updated – you do not need to search through the entire thread. Feel free to add to the list, however NO QUESTIONS IN THIS THREAD PLEASE! Only suggestions. Ta.

All “what related texts should I use?” threads will be DELETED.

NB: Posts may be routinely deleted to allow for easy searching of “new” posts and related text information provided by BOSmembers. Also, do not be afraid if a “glittermark” appears on your post – this is just my way of keeping track of what I have and haven’t got up to yet.

Wondering where McLake’s old thread went? Click here

For your viewing pleasure: subgenres will now be colour-coded for easy reference!
19th Century
Golden Age/Cosy School
Hard Boiled
Modern/Feminist
Subversion
Realist

NB - if you feel something is more suitable/unsuitable for a particular subgenre just let me know. Additionally, please try to give the text’s medium and the author’s name when submitting a text – as you can see there are still LOTS from the original sticky that are missing!

AUTHORS
Trixie Beldon book series
Raymond Chandler (Hard Boiled)
Agatha Christie’s Novels and Plays (Golden Age/Cosy school)
Patricia Cornwall (Modern/Feminist)
Jeffrey Deaver (Modern/Feminist)
Edgar Allen Poe (19th Century)
Kathy Reich

NOVELS/SHORT STORIES
Jennifer Government by Max Barry
Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton (Modern/Feminist)
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (19th Century)
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
The Firm by John Grisham
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James (Modern/Feminist)
From the Corner of his Eye by Dean Kootz
Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling (Modern/Feminist)
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin
Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin
The Falls by Ian Rankin
Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayer
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde (Subversion)
Service with a Smile by P.G. Wodebouse
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Moonstone
Sin City
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Bone Collector

SONG LYRICS
Walla Walla by The Offspring

PLAY SCRIPTS
Murder by Death by Neil Simon (Subversion)

FILMS
12 monkeys
25th hour
Ace Ventura - Pet Detective
Along Came A Spider
Gosford Park (Modern/Feminist)
Great Train Robbery
Minority Report (Modern/Feminist)
Murder By Numbers
Oceans 11/Oceans 12
Scooby Doo + Cartoons (Modern/Feminist)
Se7en
Silence of the Lambs
Sin City
Snatch
So, I Married an Axe Murderer
Starsky and Hutch
Taking Lives
Thelma and Louise
The Secret Window
The Usual Suspects
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

TV SERIES/EPISODES
Angel
Blue Heelers
Crossing Jordan (Modern/Feminist)
Columbo (Modern/Feminist)
CSI + CSI Miami (Modern/Feminist)
Diagnosis Murder (Modern/Feminist)
Foyle’s War – ABC show (19th Century)
Johnathon Creek
Law and Order + SVU and CI (Modern/Feminist)
Miss Marple
Monk (Modern/Feminist)
Murder Call (Modern/Feminist)
Silent Witness (Modern/Feminist)
The Bill (Modern/Feminist)
Without a Trace (Modern/Feminist)



MISC
- http://www.albemarle-london.com/realinspector.html
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Stoppard

UNKNOWN/UNSPECIFIED MEDIUM
Mousetrap (Golden Age/Cosy School)
The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach (Golden Age/Cosy School)
The Storyman by Victor Kelleher
Stiff by Shane Maloney (Realist)
The Brush Off by Shane Maloney (Realist)
Wire In the Blood
Red Dragon
Hannibal
Silence of the Lambs
Want To Play by PJ Tracy
Live Bait by PJ Tracy
Phone Booth
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Midsummer Murders
 
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:) thanks for ^^ (the above)

i'm a complete crime fic newbie and was wondering if anyone else had some supplementary texts for this area in mind? - either ones that you've used or are going to use, or just know about

and maybe if you've used it, how good it is as a supp. text...

any specific recommendations/suggestions? anything to stear clear of?

also - is it better to go for the more typical crime fic? or something with a "twist"?

thanks [in advance] :)
 

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im totally new to this as well.. my new school is doing crime fiction.. so yea.. i was doing spec fic at my old school but we barely did anything.
 

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yea i dunno, i havnt seen it and i saw it in the shops and just thought id ask here lol.. i was thinking of CSI or NCIS :)
 

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mm what ive gathered so far is that to demonstrate what crime fiction is you should have texts which moslty conform to the conventions, but has some subtle differences so its different. also you gotta be careful to knew whether its a whodunnit or a whydunnit... that got a few ppl in my class screwed over in the last essay we had
 

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For crime fiction... a good author to do is Minette Walters. It's so easy to write about her techniques. And you could even do the books that were made into film/tv series
 

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Hey

im struggling with this extension thing, i went to a seminar the other day and apprently our related text choice is what makes us stand out, a word of advice from that forum was to steer clear of really popular fiction such as the Law and Orders... etc... as many students do it... short stories were recommended as well as movies.. good luck... make sure you know your stuff and you will be fine!
 

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Umm i was wondering if somebody could help me with a realist type movie text that i could use. I have to reply to the question "crime fiction locates us in places of mystery and discovery" and i have absolutely no clue. Any ideas.
 

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would you say the movie "Hoodwinked" is a good related text? i mean..it has clues, a detective, red herrings etc. and ofcourse a crime!
any ideas about this?
 

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What about the Smallville episode 'Noir' from season 6?
Any thoughts? It's like episode 20, or something.
 

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aaclarkcdr said:
Of all the potential groupings you pick modern and femenism together... geez whats this world coming too

I don't understand either. Not all modern CF is feministic... Maybe you should make a 'forensic drama/tv- crime time' group. 'Feminism' is not the same thing as modern. If you're going to group them do it properly, or just use 'conventional' and 'subverted'.
However, they are all helpful texts. My hint is: read anything that is considered CF. Know as much about the genre as possible. It doesn't matter if you use conventional texts or subverted ones, as long as you can hold up your argument/point of view.
 

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what about the lovely bones by alice sebold?
has anyone read it . i know it can be used as a supplementary text for imaginative journeys but my teacher seems to think i can do it for ext 1.
i did one assesment task using it n i mostly talked about how it subverted the conventions. do i need something that is more obviously a crime novel?
 

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What about Dexter? Thats a good little show which has the serial kier of serial killers, an objctive narrator through Dexter himself and it even explains why its a whydunnit since we already know who dunnit.

We can mention about modern technologies with forensics, how Dexter is part of the "good team" and so its slightly different from the norm. Dexter gives us an insight into the loner character that is lost within himself but is an extension of hardboiled.
Yes he is a loner
No he doesn't smoke and drink or womanize excessively
Yes it dicusses issues such as single parenthood how his girlfriend's husband just got out of prison
Yes he does view the world with cynacism
No he isn't unorganized and untidy, he is quite maticulous and has to be, but more importantly he explains why he has to be.

I think Dexter is great, sure you gotta stay up on a Sunday night but to get great releated material like this why wouldn't you?
 

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