1001 midnights: the aficionado's guide to mystery and detective fiction

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Arbor House, 1986 - Fiction - 879 pages
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Provides plot summaries to more than one thousand classic mystery, detective, and espionage novels and short story favorites, as well as informative commentary on each author

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This bibliography includes lengthy reviews of 1001 mystery classics by every major author in the field from Edgar Allen Poe to authors first published in 1984. The book differs from the only other ... Read full review

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Bill Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for Best Novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Private Eye Writers of America; and six nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award. His novel, "Snowbound," was the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiereas the best crime novel published in France in 1988. "A Wasteland of Strangers" was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association. A young adult short story, "Christmas Gifts," was the recipient of the Paul A. Witty Award presented by the International Reading Association for the best short fiction of 1999.
He has published sixty novels, including three in collaboration with his wife, novelist Marcia Muller, and twenty-nine in his popular "Nameless Detective" series. His work has been translated into eighteen languages and published in nearly thirty countries.

Marcia Muller, novelist, short-story writer and anthologist, was born in Detroit in 1944. She attended the University of Michigan, where she studied writing. Edwin of the Iron Shoes (1977) was her first book featuring Sharon McCone, a female private eye strong enough to compete in the male-dominated crime genre. In 1993, Muller was given the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award, and the following year her novel Wolf in the Shadows won the Anthony Boucher Award and was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Crime Novel. Marcia Muller lives in Petaluma, California. Her latest fiction novel is entitled, Locked In.

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