After Agatha

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'After Agatha' is the first book to examine how British, American and Canadian female crime writers pursue their craft and what they think about crime writing. The book explores why so many women who face fear and violence in their daily lives should be so addicted to crime fiction, much of which features extreme violence. The book analyses why criminal justice professionals including police officers, forensic scientists, probation officers and lawyers have joined traditional detective writers in writing crime.