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A Bibliography of Books About the History of the Mystery Novel

Mystery Author Index

The Art of the Mystery Story, Howard Haycraft, editor. New York: Caroll & Graf, 1974.

Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction Frank N. Magill, editor. 4 volumes, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1988.

Edwards, Martin. The Golden Age of Murder HarperCollins, London: 2015.

Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection. Chris Steinbrunner and Otto Penzler, editors. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976

Forshaw, Barry. The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. London: Rough Guides, 2007

Heising, Willetta L. Detecting Men: A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Men. Dearborn, MI: Purple Moon Press, 1998.

Heising, Willetta L. Detecting Women: A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women. Dearborn, MI: Purple Moon Press, 1996. 2nd edition

Heising, Willetta L. Detecting Women: A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women. Dearborn, MI: Purple Moon Press, 1999. 3rd edition

la Cour, Tage and Harald Mogensen. The Murder Book: An Illustrated History of the Detective Story. New York: Herder and Herder, 1971

The Mammouth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime. Mike Ashley, compiler. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002.

Marks, Jeffrey Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940's and 1950's. Lee's Summit, MO: Delphi Books, 2003,

Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader's Companion. Dilys Wynn, perpetrator. New York: Workman Publishing, 1977

Murderess Ink: The Better Half of the Mystery. Dilys Wynn, perpetrator. New York: Workman Publishing, 1979

The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime. Michael Sims, editor. New York: The Penguin Group, 2011.

Nickerson, Catherine Ross. The Web of Iniquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 1998

Swanson, Jean and Dean James. By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women. New York: Berkley Books, 1994

Symons, Julian. Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel. New York: Mysterious Press, 1992. Third revised edition.

Worsley, Lucy. The Art of the English Murder. New York: Pegasus Books, 2014.


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