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


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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 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
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A while back, Heising produced a remarkable reader's guide and checklist for mysteries written by women -- Detecting Women. The reference work proved so popular that she has now completed a companion volume, Detecting Men. This large trade paperback not only provides detailed bibliographies and capsule biographies but also breaks down the books by type (journalism, legal, ecclesiastical), setting, series characters, and title chronology. There are also sections on pseudonyms and awards. The book should carry a warning for those addicted to browsing.

—Dick Lochte

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964459342
  • Publisher: Purple Moon Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 3.96 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2000

    Give Me Some Men

    who are stout-hearted mystery series writers and tell me all sorts of interesting facts, bios, chronologies and award info, and cross-reference it so that I can find what I need even if I don't know the author or title. Ms. Heising answers every mystery lover's prayers with this superb book. It's the ultimate and invaluable guide to mystery series by men writers. With its sister book, the brand new Detecting Women 3rd edition, Ms. Heising places the background and history of mystery series authors at your fingertips.

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