Reference and Research Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, 2nd Edition (Reference Sources in the Humanities)

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9781563089244: Reference and Research Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, 2nd Edition (Reference Sources in the Humanities)

This new edition of Bleiler's popular and award-winning guide is a superb reference and research tool, as well as an invaluable aid to collection development. Evaluative reviews of approximately 1,000 reference works on mystery and detective fiction provide in-depth discussions of their contents, strengths, weaknesses, and usefulness, often comparing titles to similar or competing works. Encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, genre guides, national bibliographies, media studies, general reader's guides, web sites, and organizations are just some of the information sources covered in this thorough source. All annotations from the previous edition have been reviewed, revised, and updated; and complete critical reviews of works published since the last edition have been added, including titles released in the present year (2003). More than one third of monographic citations are new to this edition. In a feature new to this edition, Bleiler indexes reference works that provide biographical information on mystery writers, and lists the key websites on these authors. More than 2,500 bio-bibliographic citations to individual mystery writers are given-information that will be particularly useful to those researching specific authors. Organized by publication type for easy access, this work also features a detailed index, making it an essential guide for scholars, researchers, educators, readers' advisors, reference librarians, collection development specialists, and fans.

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RICHARD J. BLEILER is Humanities Reference Librarian, Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

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"[A]n unparalled resource of information on this genre of literature....Bleiler's content is, in short, amazing. Who knew so much information about mystery and detective fiction could be tracked down and compacted into one handy volume? Mystery and Detective Fiction is a comprehensive source for anything and everything in connection with the genre....Mystery and Detective Fiction will complement public, academic, and high school library collections and will be a handy resource for readers' advisors."-Against the Grain

"Recommended. All reference collections."-Choice

"This is a tremendous reference book....[s]hould be on the shelves of all libraries and of anyone who is interested in finding works about the crime and detective story and its writers....[i]ndispensable."-Crime and Detective Stories

"Because it concentrates on the secondary literature, this volume is useful as an aid to research as well as to collection development and readers' advisory....Current and comprehensive, Bleiler's book continues to be of value in public and academic libraries."-Booklist/Mystery Reference Shelf

"[A]n award-winning research tool that contains evaluative reviews of approximatlely 1,000 reference works on mystery and detective fiction....[R]eference And Research Guide To Mystery And Detetive Fiction is a broad-based guide which is superbly organized for quick and easy lookup of the most appropriate reference or resource specializing in literary genre of mystery and detective fiction."-Reviewer's Bookwatch

"It is and will remain the quintessential work on mystery and detective fiction reference materials. It certainly belongs in all academic libraries and the majority of public libraries where interest is high."-Collection Management

"This is a tremendous reference book....Ýs¨hould be on the shelves of all libraries and of anyone who is interested in finding works about the crime and detective story and its writers....Ýi¨ndispensable."-Crime and Detective Stories

"ÝA¨n award-winning research tool that contains evaluative reviews of approximatlely 1,000 reference works on mystery and detective fiction....ÝR¨eference And Research Guide To Mystery And Detetive Fiction is a broad-based guide which is superbly organized for quick and easy lookup of the most appropriate reference or resource specializing in literary genre of mystery and detective fiction."-Reviewer's Bookwatch

"ÝA¨n unparalled resource of information on this genre of literature....Bleiler's content is, in short, amazing. Who knew so much information about mystery and detective fiction could be tracked down and compacted into one handy volume? Mystery and Detective Fiction is a comprehensive source for anything and everything in connection with the genre....Mystery and Detective Fiction will complement public, academic, and high school library collections and will be a handy resource for readers' advisors."-Against the Grain

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