Rachel Franks holds a PhD in Australian crime fiction from Central Queensland University. Rachel’s research, in the fields of crime fiction, food studies and information science, has been presented at numerous conferences and published in a wide variety of books, journals and magazines. She was a guest at the 2012 Sydney Writers' Festival.
FeatureIntroduction Crime fiction is one of the world’s most popular genres. Indeed, it has been estimated that as many as one in every three new novels, published in English, is classified within the crime fiction category (Knight xi). These new entrants to the market are forced to jostle for space on bookstore and library shelves with reprints of classic crime novels; such works placed...Read more