The Autistic Sleuth - Digital Edition

The Autistic Sleuth - Digital Edition

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Screen Portrayals of Detectives on the Spectrum in Sherlock Holmes Adaptations, The Millennium Trilogy, The Bridge, Death Note, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Other Productions.

From Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayals of Sherlock Holmes, to the Scandinoir investigators Lisbeth Salander of The Millenium Trilogy and Saga Norén of The Bridge, to anime's L in Death Note, to Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, increasing numbers of crime shows and movies have featured detectives on the autism spectrum.  Portrayals of such characters have been met with acclaim and criticism.  Is the entertainment industry celebrating neurodiversity or is it reinforcing stereotypes?  In The Autistic Sleuth, over two dozen characters appearing in filmed productions from around the globe will be analyzed to explore how film and television present atypical minds through some of the world's most popular detectives.

Format   Digital

Also available in Paperback and Hardcover

19th September 2024 (available now from this site)

Author Bios:

Chris Chan is a writer and educator, with a doctorate in American History and a MLIS in Information Science. He works as a researcher and “International Goodwill Ambassador” for Agatha Christie Ltd.  He is the creator of the Funderburke and Kaiming mysteries, including Ghosting My Friend and She Ruined Our Lives, as well as the comedic mysteries Sherlock's Secretary and Nessie's Nemesis, and Of Course He Pushed Him & Other Sherlock Holmes Stories.  His literary criticism works include Murder Most Grotesque: The Comedic Crime Fiction of Joyce Porter  (Agatha Award Nominee) and Sherlock & Irene.

Patricia Meyer Chan, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of counseling experience with children, adults and families as they cope with issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

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