The boy detectives : essays on the Hardy Boys and others / edited by Michael G. Cornelius.

Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
ix, 210 p. ; 23 cm.

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Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Detectives in literature.
Boys in literature.
Stratemeyer, Edward, 1862-1930 -- Characters -- Hardy Boys.
Hardy Boys (Fictitious characters).
Children's stories, American -- History and criticism.
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism.
"This collection of eleven essays examines the boy detective and his genre, addressing the issues of these characters, heirs to the patriarchy yet still concerned with first crushes and soda shop romances. Series explored include the Hardy Boys, Tow Swift, the Three Investigators, Christopher Cool and Tim Murphy, also works by Astrid Lindgren, Mark Haddon, and Joe Meno"--Provided by publisher.
Introduction : the nomenclature of boy sleuths / Michael G. Cornelius
A Hardy Boys' identity narrative and The tower treasure / Larry T. Shillock
Hardy camaraderie : boy sleuthing and male community in the Hardy Boys mysteries / C.M. Gill
Terminal immaterial : the uncertain subject of the Hardy Boys airport mysteries / Christopher Schaberg
Strategies of adaptation : the Hardy Boys on television / Brian Taves
Natural detective work : ideas about nature in the early Tom Swift books / Elizabeth D. Blum
Tim Murphy : superhero without a cape / Fred Erisman
Adventures and affect : the character of the boy detective and orphan in Astrid Lindgren's Rasmus and the tramp / Charlotte Beyer
The power of three : Alfred Hitchcock's three investigators series / Alan Pickrell
Clashing genres : (no) sex and (no) violence in the Christopher Cool, TEEN agent series / Michael G. Cornelius
"The perfect hero for his age" : Christopher Boone and the role of logic in the boy detective narrative / Nicola Allen
Has the world outgrown the classic boy detective? / John Finlay Kerr.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cornelius, Michael G.
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0786460334 (softcover : alk. paper)