Continuing the Salem Press tradition of Critical Survey series, Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, Revised Edition provides detailed analyses of the lives and writings of major contributors to the fascinating literary subgenre of mystery and detective fiction. This greatly expanded five volume set is the first full revision of a work that originally appeared in 1988. This new edition updates or replaces all the original articles and adds entirely new articles on 118 more authors, raising the total to 368 articles. It also adds 38 entirely new overview essays and 4 new appendixes. This new edition of Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, Revised Edition adds 4 new appendixes. These include an annotated bibliography of general works, a guide to Web resources, lists of major writing awards, and a detailed time line of highlights in the history of mystery and detective fiction. Indexes include chronological, geographical, and category lists of writers covered in author articles and a general subject index.
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