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|Title: ||"Murder by Manuscript" by Steve J. Spears. [review]|
|Authors: ||Dooley, Gillian Mary|
|Keywords: ||Gillian Dooley|
|Issue Date: ||29-Oct-2004|
|Publisher: ||Adelaide Review|
|Citation: ||Dooley, Gillian 2004. Review of "Murder by Manuscript" by Steve J. Spears. 'The Adelaide Review', October 29, 23.|
|Abstract: ||"Murder by Manuscript" is the second in Steve J. Spears’ "Pentangeli Papers"
series and is a delicious spoof on the detective genre. It is set in an Australian version of Gotham City,
with its own redolently-named districts. Along with the extravagant parody, there is a fair dose of clever satire.
Quite coincidentally, the plot of "Murder by Manuscript" bears a
resemblance to Matthew Pearl’s "The Dante Club". Each features a detective from
an ethnic minority, and a serial killer using a formula based on coded
instructions in a literary work – in this case a bloodthirsty and inelegant
manuscript of Shakespeare which, without giving too much away, I can assure
anxious readers is soon exposed as a forgery. The crimes in both cases are lurid
|Appears in Collections:||Adelaide Review|
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