Crime across Cultures

Volume 13 Number 1

Crime across Cultures


This issue of Moving Worlds seeks to examine how discourses of crime and criminality are produced in a global context that extends well beyond the cloisters of Orwell's English middle class. We ask how writers and cultural practitioners from around the world have diversified the crime writing genre, moving beyond the detective novel in order to experiment with a variety of media including short fiction, television, performance, visual art and graffiti.



  • Lucy Evans & Mandala White


  • Courttia Newland, Spitting
  • Patrick Evans, The Back of His Head


  • Isabelle De Le Court, Crime, Traces, and Memories: A Conversation with Paola Yacoub
  • John Mcleod, London Crossings: Meeting Mike Phillips


  • Alistair Stead, Comedy in Detective Fiction
  • Neil Murphy, Crimes of Elegance: Benjamin Black's Impersonation of

    John Banville

  • David Platten, Mediatized Realities: The Modern Crime Narrative

  • Christiana Gregoriou, The Televisual Game is On: The Stylistics of

    the BBC's Modern-Day Sherlock

  • Kate Horsley, Interrogations of Society in Contemporary African

    Crime Writing

  • Jiaying Cai, Qiu Xiaolong and Linda Fairstein: Representations of Crime

    Sites in Shanghai and New York

  • Andrew Pepper, Henning Mankell: Political Reactionary

  • Jak Peake, Rebels for Justice: Pirates, Prostitutes, Maroons and Fugitives in

    Nineteenth-Century Trinidad

  • Isabelle De Le Court, Witnessing Beside the Forgotten:

    Maja BajevicĀ“'s Women at Work

  • Rivke Jaffe, Visual Culture and Criminal Iconization in Kingston, Jamaica:

    A Photo-Essay

  • 'Palas Por Pistolas', One Gun, One Shovel, One Tree


  • by Lim Lee Ching, Wernmei Yong Ade