LEE HORSLEY grew up in the US, but has lived for over thirty years in Britain; she has three university-age children.

Her 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.

Lee's 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 Culture

In 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 in 1995).

Forthcoming Books:

The Noir Thriller (trade paper)


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