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The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing

Author: Rosemary Herbert; Catherine Aird; John M Reilly
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Herbert, Rosemary.
Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99021182
(OCoLC)40830308
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Herbert; Catherine Aird; John M Reilly
ISBN: 9780199891078 0199891079
OCLC Number: 223174421
Awards: Short-listed for Agatha Awards (Nonfiction) 1999
Short-listed for Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Critical/Biographical) 2000
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 535 pages)
Responsibility: editor in chief, Rosemary Herbert ; editors, Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly.

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This companion is a one-volume, alphabetically arranged encyclopedia exploring the full range of literature suggested by the title. The 672 articles range from brief factual pieces to longer  Read more...

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