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You're Not So Special, Mr Ford: The Quest for Criminal Celebrity

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Publication date2012
Host publicationCross-Cultural Conections in Crime Fictions
EditorsVivien Miller, Helen Oakley
Place of publicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave
Pages40-58
Number of pages19
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-35398-5
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This chapter argues that the careers of Bob Ford and John Wesley Hardin illustrate two different sides of celebrity criminality, and, as progenitors of this type of celebrity, offer unique insight into its nature.