While many influences, from the international to the interdisciplinary, have shaped detective fiction over the years, arguably, it is most complicated and challenged by the influence of other genres, such as sci-fi, adventure, and Gothic. Whether the centrality of scientific theory and practice in forensic investigation or the wrong that will not go away and must be discovered and avenged (reminiscent of the Gothic), other genres, both marginal and established, continue to color this one. How do these influences force a redrawing of generic boundaries? How to they intersect with the above-mentioned international and interdisciplinary influences to force this redefinition?
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