‘The much-dreaded but little-known people called Female Detectives’: A selective study in detection of amateur and professional female sleuths prowling the 1860s.

by Muller Michèle

This travail de candidature investigates female detectives – both amateur and professional - in the works of (mainly) mid-Victorian authors. The overall goal of the study is not only to generate critical and popular interest in these works and the genre of crime fiction, but also to portray these female sleuths as unique and intriguing characters. These first female investigators went against the grain of the ‘Angel of the House’ – the standard ideology of the model...
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