ICYMI: Grossman, The Art of Alibi (JHU Press, 2002) @JHUPress

ICYMI: Jonathan H. Grossman, Department of England, UCLA published The Art of Alibi: English Law Courts and the Novel with Johns Hopkins University Press in 2002. Here’s a description of the book’s contents from the publisher’s website. 


Weaving examinations of novels such as William Godwin’s Caleb Williams, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Charles Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, along with a reading of the new Royal Courts of Justice, Grossman charts the exciting changes occurring within the novel, especially crime fiction, that preceded and led to the invention of the detective mystery in the 1840s.