Row of Books

Look for a Mystery by Date

Early Mystery Novels 1840 - 1913

-- From Poe to Sherlock Holmes

--Those Who Came After Holmes

Novels of the Golden Age 1914 - 1945

The British Mystery Novel 1945 - 1990

--The British Police Detective

--The British Amateur Detective

Modern British Mystery Novels 1990 -

The American Mystery Novel 1945 - 1990

--The Private Detective

--The Policeman and the Crime Novel

--The Amateur Detective

Modern American Mystery Novels 1990 -

A Chronology of Mystery Firsts

18th and 19th Century Crime and Police

Other Places to Look

Mystery Reading Lists by Topic

Mystery Reading Lists by Location

Lists of "Best" Mysteries and of Mystery Awards

International Mystery Novels

Historical Mystery Novels

Mystery Publishers and Bookstores

Dell Mapbacks and Other Cover Art

Libraries with Mystery Novel Collections

Mystery Magazines and Conventions

General Mystery Web Sites

--Book Reviews and Blogs

--Mysteries on film and TV

--True Crime

--Other Mystery Web Sites and Curious Articles

Index of Mystery Authors


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