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Helen Piper’s book 'The TV Detective' out in paperback now

28 April 2015

A fascinating study by the Department’s Senior Lecturer in Television, Dr Helen Piper, has been published in paperback. The book explores the attractions and pleasures of British television crime drama – including A Touch of Frost, Lewis, Cracker, Life on Mars and the more recent Luther – in the context of their broader social meaning. Examining the trends evident in a range of series Helen Piper develops a compelling argument regarding the cultural relevance of some of the more popular and powerful television detectives, claiming that theirs is a privileged role as the licensed voices of dissent. The discontented TV detective, she suggests, may serve to express a broader sense of cultural malaise.

You can find out more, preview the book, and buy a copy here (enter code AN2 when prompted to gain a special 30% discount).

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