Private Dicks and Feisty Chicks

Written by Cathy Cole


An entertaining and fast-paced exploration of crime fiction, through the eyes of writer and academic, Cathy Cole. Cathy addresses the reasons why readers of crime fiction find it so addictive and satisfying, and why the conventions of crime fiction lend themselves so perfectly to depicting contemporary social, political and moral issues. Private Dicks and Feisty Chicks examines the experience of reading and writing crime as well as the influence of politics and feminism on the development of crime fiction. Something for every armchair sleuth and mean streeter.

ISBN 9781920731281 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (205 x 138mm) (Paperback)
Categories Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Pages 272
Publication Year 2004
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Cathy cole

    Cathy Cole

    Professor Catherine Cole is Chair of the RMIT University creative writing program. Her research explores creativity and the teaching of creative writing, particularly the ways in which memory and place have fashioned literary movements. She has extensive experience as a teacher of writing in a number of Australian universities. She has been a Writing and Research fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK, a resident of the Keesing Studio, Paris, and an Asialink resident in Hanoi, Vietnam. Read more