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By Richard Bleiler

Masking a extensive spectrum of fundamental and secondary reference assets approximately secret and detective fiction, this annotated bibliography specializes in all print and key digital assets within the box which are produced in English. equipped thematically, it reports encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, annotated courses, bibliographies, bio-bibliographies, vade mecums, compendiums, indexes, etc. Many sites also are defined. long, knowledgeable experiences frequently supply evaluative details and evaluate books to comparable or comparable titles. necessary to researchers, this can be a invaluable advisor for any assortment that holds a considerable variety of secret and detective titles, together with university, collage, public, and a few highschool libraries.

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The first term typically describes the activities of a detective, usually a person whose abilities at solving puzzles and interpreting evidence (clues) lead to a formal resolution of a problem, often a crime, frequently murder. The second generally involves a story in which a formally stated mystery and its equally formal resolution are central to the development of the plot. Of course, numerous exceptions can and should be made to these statements: more than one detective may be present and may provide a different but equally viable solution to the crime; or no crime may have been committed and the story is nothing more than an exercise in logic; or the detective may solve nothing and bungle everything; or the detective may not be human and, indeed, may not even be of this planet.

F. Keating 233 Alex Keegan 233 Harry Stephen Keeler 233 Jonathan and Faye Kellerman 234 Laurie R. King 235 Steven Knight 235 Joe R. Lansdale 235 Janice Law 236 Martha C. Lawrence 236 Elmore Leonard 236 Paul Levine 237 David Lindsey 237 Philip Luber 237 Ed McBain 238 Sharyn McCrumb 238 Val McDermid 238 John D. MacDonald 239 Ross Macdonald/Kenneth Millar 247 Jackie Manthorne 249 Ngaio Marsh 250 A. E. Marston 251 J. C. Masterman 251 Page xi Lia Matera 251 Catherine Lucille Moore and Henry Kuttner 252 John Mortimer 253 Walter Mosley 254 Marcia Muller 254 Magdalen Nabb 255 Sharan Newman 255 Maxine O'Callaghan 255 Carol O'Connell 256 Barbara Parker 256 Robert B.

The Art of the Mystery Story: A Collection of Critical Essays. New ed. New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1976. ix, 565 p. Index. LC 75-28263. ISBN 0-8196-0289-2. ) is, strictly speaking, a reference book akin to the other reference books in this section.

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