Balazs, Thomas; Braggs, Earl
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
My thesis is a creative project that consists of a craft introduction and Act I of my novel, The Zumbrota. In part one, the craft introduction, I look at the history of the serial detective in crime fiction and examine how serial detectives fit into the discussion of round and flat characters as defined by E.M. Forster and James Wood. Through the discussion of serial detectives as round and flat characters, I ultimately examine the fundamental differences between literary and genre fiction. Then in part two, readers go back to 1940 as my detective, Wes Grizzly, uncovers a conspiracy between mobsters and Nazis to undermine America’s recovering economy. The Zumbrota is my love letter to the detective genre, a grand tradition that goes back almost two centuries.
M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.
Private investigators -- Fiction; Detective and mystery stories
v, 96 leaves
Irwin, Jacob, "The Zumbrota" (2018). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.