Katherine Howell is a PhD (creative writing) student at UQ. She is a former paramedic and an internationally published author of five novels. Her thesis examines the position of the female medical professional protagonist in crime fiction.
ArticlesOver the last two decades the female forensic pathologist investigator has become a prominent figure in crime fiction. Her presence causes suspicion on a number of levels in the narrative and this article will examine the reasons for that suspicion and the manner in which it is presented in two texts: Patricia Cornwell’s Postmortem and Tess Gerritsen’s The Sinner. Cornwell...Read more