Fragrance of night and the hybridisation of Indonesian crime fiction

Riwoe, Miranoi (2012) Fragrance of night and the hybridisation of Indonesian crime fiction. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

[img] Miranoi Riwoe Thesis (PDF 1MB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author


The novel manuscript Fragrance of Night is a crime novel set in Indonesia. Raymond Chan, struggling to deal with the death of his Australian wife, returns to his country of birth, Indonesia. Ostensibly he returns to attend his cousin Lee’s wedding but he is also in search of some meaning in his life. He is drawn into a local murder mystery, and with the help of a young, Javanese policeman, he is soon investigating suspects and motives. Raymond finds himself becoming increasingly enamoured with the main suspect, Lani, but ultimately, once the murder mystery is solved, Raymond loses her.

The exegesis examines crime fiction as a genre, in particular Indonesian crime fiction and notions of postcolonialism and hybridisation. Within this broader context, it analyses works by Indonesian crime fiction writer S Mara Gd, postcolonial crime fiction and novels written in English but set in ‘exotic’ locale. The formulation of my novel Fragrance of Night was informed by the examination of the machinations of hybridised crime fiction and the more general rules of the crime fiction genre.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 60982
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Hawkes, Lesley
Keywords: Postcolonial crime fiction, Indonesian crime fiction, hybridisation, crime fiction
Divisions: Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2013 00:27
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 05:03

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page