The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Paperback | February 9, 2002

byBruce F. Murphy

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Bruce F. Murphy`s The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

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Bruce F. Murphy`s The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others i...

Bruce F. Murphy is a writer and poet who updated and revised the Benet's Reader's Encyclopediafor its Fourth Edition.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.26 × 7.4 × 1.25 inPublished:February 9, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031229414X

ISBN - 13:9780312294144

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"Engaging and opinionated"--Library Journal“Bruce Murphy's sharp commentary makes [the encyclopedia] a wonderful resource: a reference book that does not shy away from opinionated evaluations.” —Publishers Weekly“A one-man tour of the genre's past and present by a knowledgeable and opinionated critic.” —Wall Street Journal“An excellent guide that any mystery devotee will want within arm's reach.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune“Murphy has produced a readable, informative, and critical encyclopedia about the mystery genre.” —Choice“. . . entertaining and informative. . .” —Booklist