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CSI: Nineteenth-Century London

In the opening chapter of the novel, we also learn about another interest of Sherlock Holmes, namely forensics – the scientific discipline that deals with gathering and preserving evidence from …

Mr Athelney Jones

Athelney Jones exemplifies the crime fiction trope of the bumbling police officer, and in this sense he features in the novel as a way of making Holmes looker smarter and …

A brief history of crime fiction

In this video, I highlight a number of key traits that stand out in the evolution of the crime fiction genre. It’s quite likely that you’ve already noticed some of …