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Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection

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Title:Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$18.80)
Category:Crime Fiction
Book ID:B009-CRM00089
Publisher:McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, U.S.A, 1976
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Black Boards
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Fair
McGraw-Hill, 1976, Black Boards, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Edition

white titles spine; "a fascinating, comprehensive, authoritative reference guide to one of today's favourite forms of writing and entertainment. Biographies of the principal practitioners of mystery and detective writing are supplemented with information on the motion pictures, plays, radio and TV series, and telefeatures based on their works or their fictional creations. Also included are delightful 'biographies' of the great fictional detectives, their sidekicks, and their chief criminal adversaries - plus carefully researched articles on such subjects as dime novels, pulp magazines, comic art detectives, radio and television detectives, and collecting detective fiction. Plot synopses of the key works, and accurate first edition dates are provided in the biographies of all the major whodunit writers - plus checklists of their complete works. Biographies are also included for the authors of major spy, crime, and pure adventure stories. More than 300 b/w. illustrations include rare motion picture stills, early dust jackets, book illustrations, and portraits of authors. Film entries include a plot summary, leading performers, director, writer, production company, and release date. Entries are alphabetically arranged. . An indispensable and entertaining reference for every true mystery fan, the Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection is also an excellent, thoroughly researched, and highly readable introduction to a venerable and exciting literary genre."; the (now-protected) D/J. has edge-wear & (repaired) tears & creases; 436 pages. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; Books on Books; Plays/Drama/Film; Literature; Reference. ISBN: 0070611211. ISBN/EAN: 9780070611214. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: CRM00089.
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