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The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mysteryby Bruce Murphy
Synopses & Reviews
Book News Annotation:
An encyclopedic reference providing succinct but richly detailed entries on authors, characters, individual works, terminology, famous criminal cases, slang, subgenres, plot devices, and murder tools, techniques, and props. Terms relevant to the topic are cross-referenced and the volume includes dates of publication and other publication details. Does not include children's mysteries. The preface explores the development and current popularity of the genre.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is an essential encyclopedia of a fiction genre. Murphy has assembled an A to Z of whodunit, cataloging titles, characters, weapons, murder scenes, movie adaptations, television series, and a host of other items over which mystery lovers will salivate.
About the Author
Bruce F. Murphy is a writer and poet who updated and revised the Benet's Reader's Encyclopediafor its Fourth Edition.
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