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  1. Set Novels 4 items
    All set novels should be bought and brought to classes
    1. Au bonheur des ogres: roman - Daniel Pennac 2003

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    2. Domino: roman - Marie Nimier 1998

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    3. Meurtre chez tante Léonie - Estelle Monbrun 2006

      Book Suggested for student purchase 1 copy in library.

  2. Additional recommended primary reading 7 items
    Students should read Poe's 'Murders in the rue Morgue' and AT LEAST ONE of the other texts listed here prior to/within the first few weeks of the module, and will be expected to present on their findings in groups, which will be allocated in the first session.
    1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe

      Webpage Essential Please read this story before the start of the module.

    2. Double assassinat dans la rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe, traduit par Charles Baudelaire


    3. 120, rue de la Gare - Léo Malet 2009

      Book Recommended

    4. Quarante ans de suspense - Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Francis Lacassin, Boileau-Narcejac 1988-1990

      Book Recommended Alternative edition of 'Celle qui n'etait plus' - in vol 2

    5. Les diaboliques - H.-G. Clouzot, Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse 2007 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document  A film adaptation of Celle qui n'etait plus; this is not compulsory but well worth watching!

  3. General works on crime fiction 13 items
    1. Poétique de la prose - Tzvetan Todorov 1971


    2. Le roman policier - Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac 1994

      Book Recommended

    3. Crime fiction: from Poe to the present - Priestman, Martin, British Council 2013


    4. Le roman policier - Yves Reuter, Francis Vanoye 2007

      Book Recommended

    5. Le roman policier, ou, La modernité - Jacques Dubois 2006

      Book Recommended

    6. Le roman noir français - Jean-Paul Schweighaeuser 1984


    7. Poétique de la prose - Tzvetan Todorov 1971

      Book Essential

    8. The noir thriller - Lee Horsley 2001


  4. Pennac 10 items
    1. French prose in 2000 - Michael Bishop, Christopher Elson 2002

      Book  See David Platten's chapter on Pennac (and another crime writer, Didier Daeninckx), pp. 155-64.

    2. French fiction in the Mitterrand years: memory, narrative, desire - Davis, Colin, Fallaize, Elizabeth 2000

      Book Recommended See Chapter 2, 'Detective Fictions: Daniel Pennac's Au bonheur des ogres (1985)', pp. 38-60.

  5. Nimier 3 items
    1. New approaches to crime in French literature, culture and film - Louise Hardwick 2009

      Book Recommended Chapter by Lorna Milne, "Who done what? Marie Nimier's text crimes", pp. 69-84

  6. Doumenc & Monbrun 3 items
    1. On Garréta on Proust - Baldwin, Thomas 01.01.2016

      Article  While not specifically dealing with Monbrun, this article focuses on another 'crime fiction' approach to the work of Marcel Proust.

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