Cross Cultural Perspectives: Detective Fiction in Different Cultures


  • Varuna Yadav MA English, Ambedkar University Delhi


english, literature, detective novels, cross cultural perspectives.


Exploring detective fiction through various cultural lenses offers a captivating journey into the diverse manifestations of crime-solving narratives worldwide. This abstract delves into the cross-cultural perspectives of detective fiction, examining how different societies and traditions shape the genre. From the noir streets of American cities to the intricate intrigues of Japanese whodunits, this study investigates the nuanced ways in which cultural, historical, and social contexts influence the themes, characters, and storytelling techniques within detective fiction. Drawing upon a comparative analysis of seminal works from distinct cultures, this research aims to unravel the cultural intricacies embedded in detective narratives. The exploration spans beyond the conventional detective archetypes, encompassing the roles of society, justice systems, and morality in shaping the portrayal of crime and its resolution. By dissecting the narrative structures, character dynamics, and thematic emphases across cultures, this abstract aspires to illuminate the universal and culturally specific elements that contribute to the enduring global appeal of detective fiction.

In a world increasingly interconnected yet culturally diverse, understanding the cross-cultural dynamics of detective fiction not only enriches literary appreciation but also provides insights into the shared human fascination with mystery, justice, and the relentless pursuit of truth. This abstract sets the stage for a comprehensive examination of the multifaceted nature of detective fiction, inviting readers to embark on a thought-provoking exploration of how cultures mold and redefine the timeless genre of crime fiction.


Metrics Loading ...



How to Cite

Varuna Yadav. (2021). Cross Cultural Perspectives: Detective Fiction in Different Cultures. Eduzone: International Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal, 10(1), 53–58. Retrieved from