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A Dictionary of Fictional Detectives

Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Hardcover

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Description

The enormous explosion of crime fiction over the last decade means that more people are looking for a good mystery than ever before. This dictionary of fictional detectives helps readers learn about the series in which their favorite detectives are featured. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 150 fictional detectives, which provide information about the works in which the detective appears, the locales in which the detective operates, the detective's investigative methods, and other important information. Helpful bibliographical citations direct the reader to other interesting works. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography; various appendices; and an extensive index.

The enormous explosion of crime fiction over the last decade means that more people are looking for a good mystery than ever before. Many of the most popular mystery books appear in series, and these series feature carefully developed detectives.

Greenwood, 9780313333316, 472pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006



About the Author

Mitzi M. Brunsdale is Professor of English at Mayville State University. Her previous books include Student Companion to George Orwell (Greenwood, 2000).