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Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film Paperback – April 22, 2011
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Detecting Women is an extensive and authoritative, ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009. Gates brings to light the sheer number of female detectives that have been overlooked in previous studies of the genre, especially those of the 1930s and 40s. Her innovative, engaging, and capacious approach to the female detective within feminist film history breaks new ground in the fields of gender and film studies. SirReadaLot.org
This imaginative and entertaining study of the woman detective film makes a huge contribution by giving extensive treatment to the female detectives in B movies and to the many investigating women characters in films not usually considered detective films. It will have great appeal for scholars, film buffs, and mystery fans. Linda Mizejewski, author of Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture"
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