A Reader's Guide to the American Novel of Detection

A Reader's Guide to the American Novel of Detection

Book - 1993
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This sourcebook offers mystery fans annotated entries on 1,314 titles by 166 authors in the genre, from the classics (e.g. Ellery Queen, Perry Mason, Nero Wolfe) to the current. In addition to brief plot summaries (which include publisher and publication date), Lachman lists pseudonyms of the authors, creators and series characters, occupations of the characters (none earns a living from detective work), period of story, locations, settings, holiday mysteries, as well as the 100 notable novels of detection. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: New York : G.K. Hall ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993.
ISBN: 9780816118038
Characteristics: xii, 435 p. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: American novel of detection.


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