Mystery & Detective Helps Fiction Top Again in 2010
- Dispatches from the Edge. Adjarian, M. M. // Library Journal;4/15/2011, Vol. 136 Issue 7, p32
The article considers detective and mystery stories to be published in the U.S. in the summer and fall of 2011. A trend is considered in which many such stories as well as suspense fiction present plots which are macabre and psychologically disturbing. Historical detective and mystery stories...
- SUMMER BOOK ISSUE: Murder, Mystery and Private Eyes, The Sordid Truth. Winks, Robin // New Republic;7/26/75, Vol. 173 Issue 4, p21
Profiles Donald Hamilton, author of paperback mystery and detective novels. Matt Helm as Hamilton's series figure; Anthony Boucher's view that Hamilton is a master of indirect exposition and a writer in the tradition of Peter Cheyney's "Dark" series; Author's view that Hamilton's books are for...
- Key Witness. Benjamin, David A. // New Republic;7/26/75, Vol. 173 Issue 4, p28
Profiles John D. MacDonald, author of paperback mystery and detective novels. Number of novels and magazine short stories written at the age of 46; Travis McGee as MacDonald's main protagonist; Elements of a hero in McGee, a rebel with many causes; Basic plot of a McGee adventure, which usually...
- Peril in Paperback: A Bibliophile Mystery. // Publishers Weekly;6/18/2012, Vol. 259 Issue 25, p39
The article reviews the book "Peril in Paperback" by Kate Carlisle, part of the Bibliophile mystery book series.
- Evil Plots. Grella, George // New Republic;7/26/75, Vol. 173 Issue 4, p24
Profiles Ross Macdonald, author of paperback mystery and detective novels. Author's view that Macdonald is the most distinguished living practitioner of "hard-boiled" detective fiction; Successor to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler; Private eye Lew Archer as protagonist of Macdonald's...
- Crime Travels. Chadwick, Kristi // Library Journal;4/15/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 7, p24
The article discusses trends in the literary genre of mystery and suspense. The author notes that detective stories by foreign writers are in vogue in the U.S. following the popularity of the "Millennium" books by Stieg Larsson. Examples discussed include Liza Marklund of Sweden, Roberto Ampuero...
- Simmons Analysis: Checking Up on Paperbacks. // Book Publishing Report;Apr2010, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p1
The article focuses on the sales of paperback books in the U.S. and notes that 9% of the adult population in 2009 bought an electronic book (e-book), 57.3% of adult book buyers bought at least one book, and the biggest group of buyers of paperbacks is the 1-5 group.
- Detective's Notebook. Miller, Marvin // Boys' Life;Aug2003, Vol. 93 Issue 8, p13
Presents a mystery story.
- WHODUNIT? WHO CARES? Dingus, Anne; Walker, Mary Willis // Texas Monthly;Nov2000, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p134
Criticizes modern mystery novels. Historical context of the genre; Biggest problem with modern mysteries; Character that exemplifies the unfortunate trend in mystery writing. INSET: I CARE I'm a mystery writer, and I..., by Mary Willis Walker.