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The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

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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.
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Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312215545
Author:
Murphy, Bruce
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Author:
Murphy, Bruce F.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Murder in literature
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
20020209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.137 in 2.305 lb

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