The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery by B. MurphyThe Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery by B. Murphy

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

byB. Murphy

Paperback | February 1, 2002

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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.

Bruce F. Murphy is a writer and poet who updated and revised the Benet's Reader's Encyclopediafor its Fourth Edition.
Title:The Encyclopedia of Murder and MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031229414X

ISBN - 13:9780312294144

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Editorial Reviews

"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