HORSLEY grew up in the US, but has lived for over thirty years
in Britain; she has three university-age children.
current research takes in both British and American literature.
She has recently published a book entitled The Noir Thriller (2001)
which ranges from pulp thrillers of the 1920s to neo-noir films
and cyberpunk; she has written allied articles (for Clues and
Modern Fiction Studies) on father figures in the work of James
Ellroy and on the representation of maternal guilt in a range
of twentieth-century crime fiction and on "reading the corpse"
in forensic crime fiction (the latter two co-authored with her
daughter, Katharine Horsley). Her two current projects are: a
book entitled Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction (commissioned by
OUP for publication in 2005); and, with Katharine Horsley, Fatal
Families: Representations of Domesticity in Twentieth-Century
Crime Stories (contracted to Greenwood Press). She has been awarded
an AHRB Research Leave grant for 2003/04, to enable her to complete
the book for OUP.
other major project during the past year has been the creation
of an academic web site, Crimeculture: designed as a resource
and forum for anyone teaching or studying crime fiction, film
and graphic art, it also offers students the chance to share their
work in an international forum. The web address is Crime
earlier years, she has written articles on eighteenth-century
satire and political journalism and two books on twentieth-century
literature and politics (Political Fiction and Historical Imagination
in 1990 and Fictions of Power in English Literature, 1900-1950
Noir Thriller (trade paper)