Most of my short writing work is online now–here’s an example and another, and yet another–but all of the pieces published here have appeared (or will appear) in print-only publications and are not easily available online anywhere else. Most of the articles are published here under Creative Commons licenses, but one or two are published by permission.
—Chris Routledge, August 2009
On Children’s Literature
“Children’s Detective Fiction and the ‘Perfect Crime’ of Adulthood.” In Gavin, Adrienne and Christopher Routledge (eds.) Mystery in Children’s Literature: From the Rational to the Supernatural. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001. pp. 64-81.
“Harry Potter and the Mystery of Ordinary Life.” In Gavin, Adrienne and Christopher Routledge (eds.) Mystery in Children’s Literature: From the Rational to the Supernatural. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001. pp. 202-209.
“The Tyranny of Thomas.” From The Reader, issue 25.
‘Crime and Detective Literature for Young Readers’ in Rzepka, Charles and Lee Horsley (eds.) A Companion to Crime Fiction. Blackwell, February 2010. This article is also available for Kindle. Buy it from amazon.co.uk or amazon.com, or your regional Kindle store.
On Crime and Detective Fiction
“A Matter of Disguise: Locating the Self in Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye.” Studies in the Novel vol 29, number 1., Spring 1997. pp. 94-107.
“The Pragmatics of Detection: Paul Auster’s City of Glass.” With Siobhan Chapman. Language and Literature, vol. 8, 1999. pp. 241-253.
‘The Chevalier and the Priest: Deductive Method in Poe, Chesterton and Borges’ Clues: A Journal of Detection Vol 22, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2001. pp. 1-11.
“Raymond Chandler on Writing.” in The Reader, issue 26
“A Study in Scarlet.” From The Reader, issue 29.
“The Flitcraft Parable.” In The Reader, issue 32.
Biography of Edgar Allan Poe, based on an essay that appeared in the Routledge Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1750-1860, edited by Christopher John Murray, 2004.
“Poe’s Tales.” From the Routledge Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1750-1860, edited by Christopher John Murray, 2004.
“Declaration of Independence.” From The Reader, issue 19.
“Moby Dick.” From The Reader, issue 15.