By Stewart King. Routledge 2019

Stewart King’s Murder in the Multinational State. Crime Fiction from Spain provides a comprehensive exploration of the relationship between detective fiction and national and cultural identities in post-Franco democratic Spain. Combining criminological theories of crime and community with an analysis of the genre’s conventions, this book challenges the simple classification of Spanish crime fiction as texts written by Spaniards, set in Spain and with Spanish characters. Instead, it develops a dramatic new reading practice which allows for a greater understanding of the role of crime fiction in the construction and articulation of different and, at times, competing, national and cultural identities, including in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia. Murder in the Multinational State provides a stimulating introduction to the key debates on the study of crime fiction and national and cultural identities in the context of a multinational state

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