A Reader's Guide to the Classic British Mystery

A Reader's Guide to the Classic British Mystery

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This volume is a complete source book to the classic British mystery novel, providing the fan with over 1,440 titles by 121 authors, each fully annotated (without giving away the ending)! From classics written just before the turn of the century to book published as recently as 1985, the guide covers detective, police procedural, romance, and suspense novels.

The main section, arranged alphabetically by author, lists and describes the best British mysteries. Subsections ensure access by listing authors with their series characters and vice versa. Readers whose tastes run to specific mysteries can turn to sections that list title by detective's occupation, settings, locations outside England, time period, and themes or subjects important to the plot--from cats to caviar to crossword puzzles!

Other features include a list of 100 classics of the genre, explanations and charts of England's police and class systems, and maps of Great Britain and Ireland. The unique organization, comprehensive coverage, and special features make this an essential reference book for American mystery collectors.

ISBN: 9780892969685

Published Date: July 1, 1989

Publisher: Mysterious Press

Language: English

Page Count: 585

Size: 9.06" l x 6.00" w x 1.65" h