American Mystery and Detective Novels

A Reference Guide

Author: Larry Landrum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

View: 107

A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.

Reference Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction

Author: Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited


Category: Reference

Page: 391

View: 591

Covering a broad spectrum of primary and secondary reference resources, this annotated bibliography offers substantive reviews that often provide evaluative information and compare books to similar or related titles. Organized thematically, this guide reviews Web sites, encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, compendiums, indexes, and more.

Reference and Research Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction

Author: Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Reference Sources in the Human


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 828

View: 631

This new edition of Bleiler's popular and award-winning guide is a superb reference and research tool, as well as an invaluable aid to collection development. Evaluative reviews of approximately 1,000 reference works on mystery and detective fiction provide in-depth discussions of their contents, strengths, weaknesses, and usefulness, often comparing titles to similar or competing works. Encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, genre guides, national bibliographies, media studies, general reader's guides, web sites, and organizations are just some of the information sources covered in this thorough source. All annotations from the previous edition have been reviewed, revised, and updated; and complete critical reviews of works published since the last edition have been added, including titles released in the present year (2003). More than one third of monographic citations are new to this edition. In a feature new to this edition, Bleiler indexes reference works that provide biographical information on mystery writers, and lists the key websites on these authors. More than 2,500 bio-bibliographic citations to individual mystery writers are given-information that will be particularly useful to those researching specific authors. Organized by publication type for easy access, this work also features a detailed index, making it an essential guide for scholars, researchers, educators, readers' advisors, reference librarians, collection development specialists, and fans.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Mystery and Detective Fiction: Agatha Christie

Author: David Hawkes

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning


Category: Study Aids

Page: 9

View: 137

Gale Researcher Guide for: Mystery and Detective Fiction: Agatha Christie is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Bloody Dagger Reference

A Price Guide to Mystery-crime-detective Fiction

Author: Nick Pappas



Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 438

View: 446

What about Murder?.

A Guide to Books about Mystery and Detective Fiction. 1981-1991

Author: Jon L. Breen

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

View: 821

This supplement covers over 350 titles in the original categories plus more than 200 entries in a new category: mystery anthologies with reference value.

Silent Mystery and Detective Movies

A Comprehensive Filmography

Author: Ken Wlaschin

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 229

The silent film era was known in part for its cliffhanger serials and air of suspense that kept audiences returning to theaters week after week. Icons such as Douglas Fairbanks, Laurel and Hardy, Lon Chaney and Harry Houdini were among those who graced the dark and shadowy screen. This reference guide to silent films with mystery and detective content lists more than 1,500 titles in one of entertainment's most popular and enduring genres. While most of the films examined are from North America, mystery films from around the world are included.

Crime Fiction Since 1800

Detection, Death, Diversity

Author: Stephen Knight

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 946

Since its appearance nearly two centuries ago, crime fiction has gripped readers' imaginations around the world. Detectives have varied enormously: from the nineteenth-century policemen (and a few women), through stars like Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple, to newly self-aware voices of the present - feminist, African American, lesbian, gay, postcolonial and postmodern. Stephen Knight's fascinating book is a comprehensive analytic survey of crime fiction from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present day. Knight explains how and why the various forms of the genre have evolved, explores a range of authors and movements, and argues that the genre as a whole has three parts – the early development of Detection, the growing emphasis on Death, and the modern celebration of Diversity. The expanded second edition has been thoroughly updated in the light of recent research and new developments, such as ethnic crime fiction, the rise of thrillers in the serial-killer and urban collapse modes, and feel-good 'cozies'. It also explores a number of fictional works which have been published in the last few years and features a helpful glossary. With full references, and written in a highly engaging style, this remains the essential short guide for readers of crime fiction everywhere!

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 901

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Women Writing Crime Fiction, 1860Ð1880

Fourteen American, British and Australian Authors

Author: Kate Watson

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 790

Arthur Conan Doyle has long been considered the greatest writer of crime fiction, and the gender bias of the genre has foregrounded William Godwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Émile Gaboriau and Fergus Hume. But earlier and significant contributions were being made by women in Britain, the United States and Australia between 1860 and 1880, a period that was central to the development of the genre. This work focuses on women writers of this genre and these years, including Catherine Crowe, Caroline Clive, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs. Henry (Ellen) Wood, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Louisa May Alcott, Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, Anna Katharine Green, Céleste de Chabrillan, “Oliné Keese” (Caroline Woolmer Leakey), Eliza Winstanley, Ellen Davitt, and Mary Helena Fortune—innovators who set a high standard for women writers to follow.


A Guide to the Reference Literature

Author: Hans Edward Bynagle

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 772

A newly reorganized, up-to-date overview of key reference works in philosophy published over the past decade.

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 2

Second Annual Collection

Author: Ed Gorman

Publisher: Forge Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 947

It's not easy to collect, in a single volume, the finest mystery and suspense fiction the world has to offer, but The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection rises to that challenge, inviting you to discover what Kirkus Reviews dubs " . . . the year's anthology of choice." In his Second Annual collection, Ed Gorman once again brings together the year's most powerful fiction by such outstanding authors as Lawrence Block, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Ed McBain, Joyce Carol Oates, Ian Rankin, and Donald E. Westlake. The volume also abounds with fresh new stories by newer authors, from U. S. publications, and also from sources on other shores, including England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Ed Gorman set benchmark for great mystery and suspense fiction with the First Annual Collection. Overflowing with award-winning authors and terrific stories, The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection also promises to be a treasure for anyone who loves a mystery. More than 200,000 words of superlative mystery and suspense fiction from around the world, with stories by: Lawrence Block Jan Burke Dorothy Cannell Clark Howard Peter Lovesey Joyce Carol Oates Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ian Rankin And many others A Banquet of Mystery and Crime Fiction For those who love outstanding mystery and crime reading, award-winning author and editor, Ed Gorman, has once again collected the best stories of the year from around the world. Immerse yourself in stories that baffle, tantalize, and delight, by the following authors: Miguel Agustí Doug Allyn Noreen Ayres Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jan Burke Dorothy Cannell Stanley Cohen Mat Coward Peter Crowther Brendan DuBois Jurgen Ehlers Pete Hamill Joseph Hansen Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Stuart M. Kaminsky Richard Laymon Gillian Linscott Peter Lovesey John Lutz Christine Matthews Ed McBain Bob Mendes Denise Mina Joyce Carol Oates Gary Phillips Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Robert J. Randisi Ian Rankin Les Roberts Peter Robinson S. J. Rozan Kristine Kathryn Rusch Donald E. Westlake At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction

Author: Catherine Ross Nickerson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 697

Examines the range of American crime fiction from execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programmes like The Sopranos.


A Guide to the Reference Literature

Author: Jo A. Cates

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

View: 700

A critically annotated bibliographic guide to print and electronic sources in print and broadcast journalism. This edition separates Commercial Databases and Internet Resources.

Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction

Author: Maysaa Husam Jaber

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 196

This book fills a gap in both literary and feminist scholarship by offering the first major study of femme fatales in hardboiled crime fiction. Maysaa Jaber shows that the criminal literary figures in the genre open up powerful spaces for imagining female agency in direct opposition to the constraining forces of patriarchy and misogyny.

Murder 101

Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction

Author: Edward J. Rielly

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 982

This collection of essays examines how college professors teach the genre of detective fiction and provides insight into how the reader may apply such strategies to his or her own courses. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the essays cover teaching in the areas of literature, law, history, sociology, anthropology, architecture, gender studies, cultural studies, and literary theory. Also included are sample syllabi, writing assignments, questions for further discussion, reading lists, and further aids for course instruction.

Crime Writers: A Research Guide

A Research Guide

Author: Elizabeth Haynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 204

This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. • A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre • Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book • Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature • A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: J. Randolph Cox

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 322

For more than a century, the mystery and detective story has been among the most popular forms of fiction in bookstores and libraries. Some writers (Edgar Allan Poe or Dashiell Hammett, for example) have attracted a considerable body of critical response; others have been the focus of less scrutiny. This bibliography is intended for the student, general reader, or mystery buff who needs some basic information about the mystery genre and its representative authors. Selective, rather than exhaustive, it serves as an introduction. Entries on the life and work of seventy-five writers from Margery Allingham, Raymond Chandler, and Amanda Cross to P.D. James, John D. MacDonald, Edgar Allan Poe, Ellery Queen, and Georges Simenon appear.

The Deadly Directory 2003

Author: Kate Derie



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 185

A Resource Guide for Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Readers and WritersAGATHA AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST NON-FICTIONEdited by Kate Derie, creator of, the most popular online reference site for fans of mystery and crime writing.From A.S.A.P. Publishing to Zardoz Books, The Deadly Directory 2003 has everything you need to know about the people who buy, sell, write, and enjoy mystery, crime, and suspense fiction and related non-fiction.Now in its eighth year, the Deadly Directory includes contact names; postal, email, and web addresses; phone and fax numbers; and a brief description of over 750 genre-related booksellers, events, groups, publications, and more.Clever icons and a comprehensive index of who, what, when, and where make it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. Authors, booksellers, collectors, librarians, and publicists all find DD2003 an essential reference for locating mystery-fiction and true-crime resources around the world.And every armchair detective will enjoy browsing through the listings to discover the unexpected, whether it's a fan club for a bizarre, frenzied mystery author (The Harry Stephen Keeler Society) or a weeklong Spanish fiesta celebrating crime and mystery writing (Semana Negra).Any serious reader of this kind of fiction ought to know about The Deadly Directory.--Robin Winks, Boston GlobeThe most valuable reference guide this side of the Chicago Manual of Style.--Tom Fassbender, editor