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The Resource The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing, editor in chief, Rosemary Herbert ; editors, Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly ; consulting editor, Susan Oleksiw

The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing, editor in chief, Rosemary Herbert ; editors, Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly ; consulting editor, Susan Oleksiw

Label
The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing
Title
The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing
Statement of responsibility
editor in chief, Rosemary Herbert ; editors, Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly ; consulting editor, Susan Oleksiw
Title variation
Crime and mystery writing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Entertaining and authoritative, this alphabetically arranged companion is an indispensable reference guide to crime and mystery writing. Unique in its biographical and critical treatment of major detective writers, it is a comprehensive digest to the genre's lexicon, characters, themes, time periods, milieus, and curiosities."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
  • "Editor Rosemary Herbert has brought together hundreds of articles by authors such as Edward D. Hoch, Sara Paretsky, and the late Julian Symons. These authorities accompany readers in their investigations of the genre and its major characters, both fictional and real. Mystery writers keep company with favorite sleuths and master criminals, and various character types sleuth, think, or slink within these pages. Readers will also find informative biographies of great mystery writers." "This volume features a comprehensive History of Crime and Mystery Writing, as well as other entries on the development of this literature. Articles on topics such as the Whodunit, Whydunit, and Who-Gets-Away-with-It define and differentiate the subgenres. The volume also catalogs the components of mystery writing, such as famous clues and authorial ingenuity, and even includes an entry on The Butler Did It. Fans and scholars will find facts that are useful for crime and mystery reading in entries on the growth and structure of real-life organizations such as the CIA and KGB. Finally, like clues in a cozy mystery, the Companion's cross-references link articles and guide readers from topic to topic - for instance, from a careful definition of Murder to a quirky compendium of fictional victims in an article on the Corpse."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Herbert, Rosemary
Dewey number
809.3/872/03
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.D4
LC item number
O94 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herbert, Rosemary
  • Aird, Catherine
  • Reilly, John M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Crime in literature
  • Roman policier
  • Criminalité dans la littérature
  • Misdaadverhalen
Label
The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing, editor in chief, Rosemary Herbert ; editors, Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly ; consulting editor, Susan Oleksiw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40830308
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 535 pages
Isbn
9780195072396
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99021182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)40830308
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing, editor in chief, Rosemary Herbert ; editors, Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly ; consulting editor, Susan Oleksiw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40830308
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 535 pages
Isbn
9780195072396
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99021182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)40830308
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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