Twentieth-century crime and mystery writers.

Format: Print Book 1991
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Room Reference rq PR888.D4 T8 1991
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Room Reference
Call Number  rq PR888.D4 T8 1991
**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This third edition has a new editor and a new publisher. The general format remains the same, however: critical essays on about 700 authors with bibliographies of their books in this genre and "other publications." Brief biographical information is given for each writer, and some entries contain comments by the author. More than 120 new authors have been added to this edition, among them Tom Clancy, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, and Scott Turow. The essays and bibliographies for many entries carried over from the last edition (1985) have been updated through 1990. One appendix treats a few nineteenth-century writers like Poe and Dickens, and another treats foreign-language writers like Simenon. The index of book titles also includes names of series characters. A larger typeface makes this new edition easier to read. Magill's Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction [RBB Jl 89] provides longer essays on 270 writers. Libraries needing more comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of this popular fiction genre will want to consider Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers. (Reviewed Nov. 1, 1991)1558620311Sandy Whiteley"
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Additional Information
Series Twentieth-century writers series.
Subjects Detective and mystery stories, English -- Dictionaries.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- Bibliography.
Detective and mystery stories, American -- Dictionaries.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- Bibliography.
American fiction -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.
English fiction -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.
Crime in literature -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Chicago :St. James Press,1991
Edition 3rd ed. /
Contributors Henderson, Lesley.
Language English
Notes Cover title: Twentieth-century crime & mystery writers.
Includes index.
Description xxxi, 1294 pages ; 29 cm.
ISBN 1558620311
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