Crime Writers: A Research Guide

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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"Crime Writers: A Research Guide" is an easy-to-use launch pad for learning more about crime fiction authors, including those who write traditional mystery novels, suspense novels, and thrillers with crime elements. Emphasizing the best and most popular writers, the book covers approximately 50 contemporary authors, plus a few classics like Agatha Christie.

Each entry provides a brief quotation that gives some indication of writing style; a biographical sketch; lists of major works and awards; and research sources, including websites, biographies, criticism, and research guides. There are also read-alikes for selected authors. Of special note is the inclusion of websites and other online resources, such as blogs and social networking sites, which are often overlooked in author-reference sources. The book also provides an overview of the genre and subgenres, a timeline, and a comprehensive bibliography. An ideal resource for genre studies and literature classes, this guide will also be invaluable to readers' advisors, book club leaders, students, and genre fans.


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User Review  - Savannah Schroll Guz - Book Verdict

Intended for book clubs, researchers, and librarians, this guide offers an introduction to crime writing's major players. Haynes (coauthor, Unlocking the Mysteries of Cataloging) opens with an ... Read full review


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About the author (2011)

Elizabeth Haynes, PhD, is associate professor of library and information science at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.