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NEW in Crime and Suspense:
P. D. James with a new Dalgliesh crime novel: The Lighthouse
John le Carré The Mission Song
Ruth Rendell: End in Tears
Ian Rankin: The Naming Of The Dead
Robert Goddard: Never Go Back
John Grisham: The Innocent Man

Crime novels

Handbooks/literary history and/or theory for the reader of crime fiction:

The Crime and Mystery Book - a history of the crime and mystery story

A must for the reader of modern crime novels, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction gives a encyclopedic view of post-war crime fiction. For non-English readers it is a drawback that very little non-English material is included, but it is a great fountain of facts about English language authors. Its scope is strictly crime, leaving thrillers out - it still fills 780 pages, so you'll have more than enough to read.

Bloody Murder: from the Detective Story to the Crime Novel is Julian Symons history and review of crime fiction in its second revised and expanded edition. Symons is himself an accomplished writer of crime.

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

Whodunnit! A Who's Who in Crime and Mystery Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction is an academic study of crime fiction and neighbouring genres.

Crime and Mystery: the 100 Best Books is a personal top 100 list, giving an insightful comment on eadch, by a leading crime writer, H. R. F. Keating .

The Crown Crime Companion: The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time

They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels

Classic Era of Crime Fiction is a well illustrated coffee-table history of crime fiction.


To be continued....

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