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Accidental Sleuth

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

“Accidental sleuth” is a term applied to the protagonist who is not a detective by avocation or profession, either amateur, private, or official, but who nonetheless assumes the role of ...

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Accidental Sleuth

J. Randolph Cox.

in The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

January 1999; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 625 words.

“Accidental sleuth” is a term applied to the protagonist who is not a detective by avocation or profession, either amateur,

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Accidental Sleuth

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

“Accidental sleuth” is a term applied to the protagonist who is not a detective by avocation or profession, either amateur, private, or official, but who nonetheless assumes the role of ...

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Surrogate Detective

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The term “surrogate detective” is applied to characters who solve crimes yet who are neither amateur nor professional detectives. Like the accidental sleuth, the surrogate sleuth may simply...

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