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Detecting Men: A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Men
     

Detecting Men: A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Men

by Willetta L. Heising
 

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Who needs this book?
  • Long-time mystery fans
  • New mystery readers
  • Reference librarians
  • Book dealers and collectors
  • Mystery reading groups
  • Students and teachers of crime fiction
  • Book columnists and reviewers
  • Published authors and aspiring writers
You will find:
  • Cops, private eyes, assassins, avengers and spies
  • Historical

Overview

Who needs this book?

  • Long-time mystery fans
  • New mystery readers
  • Reference librarians
  • Book dealers and collectors
  • Mystery reading groups
  • Students and teachers of crime fiction
  • Book columnists and reviewers
  • Published authors and aspiring writers
You will find:
  • Cops, private eyes, assassins, avengers and spies
  • Historical mysteries from 56 BC to 22nd century
  • Sports mysteries from auto racing to yachting
  • Correct series order for more than 4,500 titles
  • Over 800detectives from more thatn 600 authors
  • Mysteries indexed by type, background and setting
  • Alphabetical and chronological lists of all titles
  • Winners and nominees for annual mystery awards

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This helpful guide to some 600 contemporary male mystery writers, their series, and their protagonists is the much-anticipated partner to Heising's multi-award-winning Detecting Women 2 (Purple Moon, 1996), and it certainly satisfies expectations. Preceded by a useful introduction, "How To Use This Book," the text is divided into eight chapters: "Master List," "Mystery Types," Series Characters," Settings," "Title Chronology," "Alphabetical List of Titles," "Pseudonyms," and "Mystery Book Awards." By far the largest chapter, "Master List" includes biographical data, a checklist of titles, American publication dates, series characters, awards, and some movie tie-in information. Mysteries are divided into four typespolice procedural, private-eye, espionage, and those amateur detectives, with 69 mystery backgrounds, e.g., ecclesiastical and religious, black detectives, applied to all but espionage. All works are cross-referenced by title, setting, chronology, and mystery type. A quicker resource than big books like the St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery (St. James, 1996, 4th ed.), this is a handy reference anywhere mysteries are popular.Rex Klett, Mitchell Community Coll., Statesville, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964459335
Publisher:
Purple Moon Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.94(h) x 1.08(d)

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