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The Armchair detective book of lists

Author: Kate Stine
Publisher: New York : O. Penzler Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The definitive source for all the essential and entertaining lists every mystery writer, collector, and fan must have."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Bibliographies
Bibliography
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Stine
ISBN: 1883402980 9781883402983
OCLC Number: 31519138
Description: 267 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Mystery Writers of America awards (The Grand Master Awards, The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, The Ellery Queen Awards, The Robert L. Fish Memorial Awards, The Raven Awards) --
The Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain awards --
The critics have their say --
Some famous authors pick their favorite mysteries --
Mystery booksellers make their recommendations --
Mystery organizations, conventions, and publications.
Other Titles: Armchair detective.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Stine.

Abstract:

"The definitive source for all the essential and entertaining lists every mystery writer, collector, and fan must have."--Cover.

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by KateStine (WorldCat user on 2006-09-03)

Contents And the Winner Is . . . 1 1. The Mystery Writers of America Awards 3 The Grand Master Awards 4 The Edgar Allan Poe Awards 5 Best Novel 5 Best First Novel by an American Author 13 Best Paperback Original 22 Best Short Story 26 Best Fact Crime 38 Best Critical/Biographical Work 46 Best Young Adult Mystery 51 Best Juvenile Mystery 52 Best Episode in a Television Series 59 Best Television Feature or Miniseries 66 Best Motion Picture 71 Best Foreign Film 79 Best Play 80 Best Radio Drama 81 Outstanding Mystery Criticism 82 Special Edgars 84 The Ellery Queen Awards 88 The Robert L. Fish Memorial Awards 88 The Raven Awards 90 2. The Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain Awards 97 3. Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Awards 106 4. Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s Dilys Winn Awards 109 5. International Association of Crime Writers’ Hammett Awards 111 6. The Wolfe Pack’s Nero Wolfe Awards 112 7. The Bouchercon World Mystery Convention Anthony Awards 113 8. Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Awards 116 9. Mystery Readers International’s Macavity Awards 119 10. The Malice Domestic Agatha Awards 122 The Critics Have Their Say 125 11. The Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective-Crime-Mystery Fiction 127 12. Queen’s Quorum: The 125 Most Important Books of Detective-Crime-Mystery Short Stories, Selected by Ellery Queen 137 13. Otto Penzler’s Top 100 Sherlock Holmes Books 142 14. Robin W. Winks’s Personal Mystery Favorites 153 15. The Armchair Detective Readers’ Survey 164 16. The Drood Review’s Editors’ Choice Lists 167 17. The Sunday Times 100 Best Crime Stories, Selected by Julian Symons in 1957–58 170 18. The Hard-Boiled Dick: A Personal Checklist by James Sandoe 175 19. H. R. F. Keating’s 100 Best Crime and Mystery Books 181 20. Most Frequently Taught Crime and Mystery Writers 186 21. The Ten Best Mystery Reference Works, Selected by Jon L. Breen 188 22. The Ten Best First Mystery Novels, Selected by Marvin Lachman 190 23. James Corbett’s Ten Greatest Lines, Retrieved by William F. Deeck 192 24. The Most Fiendishly Ingenious Locked-Room and Impossible-Crime Novels of All Time, Selected by Douglas G. Greene 194 25. Firsts Magazine’s List of 25 Rapidly Appreciating Mystery Books 196 26. The Top Ten Mystery Movies of All Time, Selected by Ric Meyers 198 27. The Top Ten Mystery TV Series of All Time, Selected by Ric Meyers 201 Some Famous Authors Pick Their Favorite Mysteries 205 28. Famous Authors Pick Their Favorite Mystery Writers and Novels 207 29. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Favorite Sherlock Holmes Stories 220 Mystery Booksellers Make Their Recommendations 221 30. Mystery Booksellers’ Favorite Mystery Books/Authors 223 Mystery Organizations, Conventions, and Publications 239 31. Organizations 241 32. Author Fan Clubs and Newsletters 245 33. Mystery Fan Conventions 255 34. Mystery Periodicals 259

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