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Resources and References

Basic References Most Used at SYKM

1001 Midnights: The Aficionado’s Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction (1986), by Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller

Crime Fiction II: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1749-1990 (2 vols, 1994), by Allen J. Hubin

Detecting Men: A Readers Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Men (1998), by Willetta L. Heising

Detecting Women: A Readers Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women (3rd ed 1999), by Willetta L. Heising    [PB]

Encyclopedia Mysteriosa: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Detection in Print, Film, Radio, and Television (1994), by William L. DeAndrea    [PB]

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction (2002), compiled by Mike Ashley

St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th ed., 1996), edited by Jay P. Pederson, Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf
Finalist 1996 Macavity Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work

Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (3d ed., 1991), edited by Lesley Henderson [St. James Guide 3]

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Other Interesting Reference & Background Works

100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century (2000), by Jim Huang (selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association)

Books To Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels (2012), edited by John Connolly & Declan Burke

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction (2003), by Martin Priestman [PB]

A Catalogue of Crime: Being a Reader's Guide to the Literature of Mystery, Detection, and Related Genres (rev’d & enlarged ed. 1989), by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor

Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books (1987), by H.R.F. Keating [PB]

Crime Fiction, 1800-2000: Detection, Death, Diversity (2004), by Stephen Knight

The Crown Crime Companion: The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time (1995), selected by Mystery Writers of America (annot. by Otto Penzler, compiled by Mickey Friedman)

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery (1999), by Bruce F. Murphy [PB]

Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection (1976), by Chris Steinbrunner & Otto Penzler [PB]

The Essential Mystery Lists: For Readers, Collectors, and Librarians (2007), compiled and edited by Roger M. Sobin

The Gay Detective Novel: Lesbian and Gay Main Characters and Themes in Mystery Fiction (2004), by Judith A. Markowitz & Katherine V. Forrest

Murder Will Out: The Detective in Fiction (1989), by T.J. Binyon

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing (1999), by Rosemary Herbert, Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly, Susan Oleksiw

A Reader’s Guide to the Classic British Mystery (1988), by Susan Oleksiw

The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (2007), by Barry Forshaw

Sleuths, Sidekicks and Stooges: An Annotated Bibliography of Detectives, Their Assistants and Their Rivals in Crime, Mystery and Adventure Fiction, 1795-1995 (1997), by Joseph Green & Jim Finch

Strange Cases: A Selective Guide to Speculative Mystery Fiction (2009), by Jill H. Vassilakos & Paul Vassilakos-Long

St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers (1st ed., 1995), edited by David Pringle

St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers (1st ed., 1997), edited by David Pringle

St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers (4th ed., 1996), edited by Jay P. Pederson

Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (1st ed., 1980), edited by John M. Reilly

Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (2nd ed., 1985), edited by John M. Reilly

Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction (2005), by Lee Horsley [PB]

Twentieth-Century Western Writers (2nd ed., 1992), edited by Geoff Sadler

Whodunit?: A Guide to Crime, Suspense & Spy Fiction (1982), edited by H.R.F. Keating

The Whodunit: An Informal History of Detective Fiction (1981), by Stefano Benfenuti & Gianni Rizzoni (trans. Anthony Eyre)

Whodunit?: A Who’s Who in Crime and Mystery Writing (2003), by Rosemary Herbert

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Online

Australasian Crime Fiction

Australian Crime Fiction Database

Crime and Mystery Fiction

Euro Crime

Tangled Web (UK)

Thrilling Detective Web Site