Here’s another shelf of non-fiction / reference volumes which are related to mystery subjects. Actually, this is just half the shelf, I’ll have the other half next week. I love these kind of books.
Starting on the left:
- The Fine Art of Murder subtitled “The Mystery Reader’s Indispensable Companion”, edited by Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg, Larry Segriff with Jon L. Breen (Carroll & Graf, 1993). Chock full of articles and essays covering the entire American and British mystery field.
- The American Traditional Mystery by Mark Lachman. Marvin is an enlightened expert on the subject. This reads like a textbook.
- The Mystery Lover’s Companion by Art Bougeau, subtitled “Over 2,500 mysteries, detective Stories, and suspense thrillers described and rated for aficionados”. Arranged by author.
- Encyclopedia Mysteriosa by William L. DeAndrea, (Prentice Hall, 1994), good one for browsing.
- Mystery! “A Celebration” by Ron Miller, Karen Sharpe. 1996. Celebration of the television program shown on PBS.
- Agatha Christie A to Z by Dawn B. Sova, PhD. You want facts about Christie and her books, this is a good source.
- Detective Fiction, the Collector’s Guide 2nd Edition by John Cooper and B. A. Pike (Scolar Press, 1994).
- A Reader’s Guide to the Classic British Mystery by Susan Oleksiw (G.K. Hall & Co, 1988) A guide to titles in the genre.
- Putting Dell on the Map, A History of the Dell Paperbacks by William H. Lyles (Greenwood Press 1983). Fascinating, if you’re a fan.
- The Cadfael Companion The World of Brother Cadfael by Robin Whiteman, Mysterious Press, 1991. (identified as the “fully revised and updated” edition). I’ve read all of the Cadfael novels, and love them. This book is more about the world he would be living in than the books themselves. Fascinating.