Synopses & Reviews
"Engaging and opinionated"--Library Journal
“Bruce Murphy's sharp commentary makes [the encyclopedia] a wonderful resource: a reference book that does not shy away from opinionated evaluations.” —Publishers Weekly
“A one-man tour of the genre's past and present by a knowledgeable and opinionated critic.” —Wall Street Journal
“An excellent guide that any mystery devotee will want within arm's reach.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Murphy has produced a readable, informative, and critical encyclopedia about the mystery genre.” —Choice
“. . . entertaining and informative. . .” —Booklist
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 Encyclopedia
for its Fourth Edition.