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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the mystery-detective novel.


Six Superlative Sources

· DeAndrea, William L. Encyclopedia Mysteriosa: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Detection in Print, Film, Radio, and Television. New York: Prentice, 1994.

· Gorman, Ed, Martin H. Greenberg, and Larry Segriff, eds. The Fine Art of Murder: The Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion. New York: Galahad, 1993.

· A Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection.

· The Mystery Review.

· Steinbrunner, Chris, and Otto Penzler, eds. Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection. San Diego: Harcourt Harvest, 1976.

· Winn, Dilys, ed. Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader's Companion. New York: Workman, 1977.

Other Excellent Sources

· Bargainnier, Earl F., and George N. Dove. Cops and Constables: American and British Fictional Policemen. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State UP, 1986.

· Barzun, Jacques, and Wendell Hertig Taylor. A Catalogue of Crime. New York: Harper, 1971.

· Book'em Mysteries.

· Bourgeau, Art. Mystery Lover's Companion. New York: Crown, 1986.

· ClueLass.

· Crime Time Online: Book Reviews.

· Hamilton, Cynthia S. Western and Hardboiled Detective Fiction in America: From High Noon to Midnight. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1987.

· Haycraft, Howard. Murder for Pleasure. New York: Appleton-Century, 1941.

· Haycraft, Howard, ed. The Art of the Mystery Story: A Collection of Critical Essays. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1947.

· Herbert, Rosemary. The Fatal Art of Entertainment: Interviews with Mystery Writers. New York: G.K. Hall, 1994.

· Horning, Jane E. The Mystery Lover's Book of Quotations: A Choice Selection from Murder Mysteries, Detective Stories, Suspense Novels, Spy Thrillers, and Crime Fiction. New York: Mysterious, 1988

· Hubin, Allen J. Crime Fiction, 1749-1980: A Comprehensive Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1984. 1981-1985 Supplement. New York: Garland, 1988.

· Jarvis, Mary J. A Reader's Guide to the Suspense Novel. New York: G.K. Hall, 1997.

· Keating, H.R.F. The Bedside Companion to Crime. New York: Mysterious, 1989.

· King, Susan. Crimes of the Scene: A Mystery Novel Guide for the International Traveller. New York: St. Martin's, 1997.

· Lachman, Marvin. A Reader's Guide to the American Novel of Detection. New York: G.K. Hall, 1993.

· Madden, David, ed. Tough Guy Writers of the Thirties. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1968

· The Mystery Bookstop.

· The Mystery Net.

· The Mystery Reader.

· Niebuhr, Gary Warren. A Reader's Guide to the Private Eye Novel. New York: G.K. Hall, 1993.

· Oleksiw, Susan. A Reader's Guide to the Classic British Mystery. New York: G.K. Hall, 1988.

· Ousby, Ian. Guilty Parties: A Mystery Lover's Companion. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1997.

· Pearsall, Jay. Mystery and Crime: The New York Public Library Book of Answers. New York: Fireside, 1995.

· Pronzini, Bill. Gun in Cheek. New York: Mysterious, 1982.

· Reddy, Maureen T. Susters in Crime: Feminism and the Crime Novel. New York: Continuum, 1988.

· Siegel, Jeff. The American Detective: An Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor, 1993.

· Steinbrunner, Chris, et al. Detectionary. Lock Haven, PA: Hammermill Paper, 1972.

· Stine, Kate, ed. The Armchair Detective Book of Lists. 2nd ed. New York: Simon, 1996.

· Stone, Nancy Stephanie. A Reader's Guide to the Spy and Thriller Novel. New York: Simon, 1997.

· Symons, Julian. Bloody Murder. 3rd ed. New York: Mysterious, 1992.

· Tangled Web UK.

· Watson, Colin. Snobbery with Violence. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1971.

· Waugh, Hillary. Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries and Mystery Writing. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest, 1991.

· Winks, Robin W. Modus Operandi: An Excursion into Detective Fiction. Boston: Godine, 1982.

· Winks, Robin W., ed. A Colloquium on Crime: Eleven Renowned Mystery Novelists Discuss Their Work. New York: Scribner, 1986.

· Winks, Robin W. Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice, 1980.

· Winks, Robin W., and Maureen Corrigan, eds. Mystery and Suspense Writers. New York: Scribner's, 1998.

· Winn, Dilys, ed. Murderess Ink: The Better Half of the Mystery. New York: Workman, 1979.

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