Selected Publications

An intellectual history, a manifesto, a call to academic affairs administrators everywhere: I’m proud to see “Reading on the Dark Side, Or, The Productive Pleasures of the Scholarly Administrator” published in Reception. Please read and share! PDF linked here; DOI is

Research in the University of Minnesota’s Sherlock Holmes Collections underpin my recent article on Edith Meiser, showing how her 1930s Sherlockian radio scripts influenced expectations of genre as the older detective stories were translated into the modern medium of the interwar radio serial. Article is open access at Feminist Modernist Studies.

Clipping of Edith Meiser

I was delighted to have the opportunity to guest edit a theme issue on historical crime fiction for Clues: A Journal of Detection, the oldest US scholarly journal on mystery/detective/crime fiction. The call for papers received a robust international response, and issue 40.1 (Spring 2022) offers a diverse yet interconnected set of peer-reviewed articles which together constitute an important contribution to scholarship on the subgenre of historical crime. My introductory essay provides an overview of the subgenre and observations of emerging themes.

√Čire-Ireland 49.1&2 (2014)

Crime Fiction’s Dublin

Click link above for my essay on fiction by Dermot Bolger, Gene Kerrigan, and Tana French in √Čire-Ireland‘s special issue on Irish crime since 1921





Palgrave Macmillan (2006)


Chapter 4: (Re)Presenting Sherlock Holmes

Click on the cover image for table of contents and copyright page; click on the link above for a chapter (scanned as pdf)




Lit Prof and Academic Affairs Administrator