1st Edition

Crime Fiction II
A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1749-1990; A Completely Revised and Updated Edition

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ISBN 9780824068912
Published March 1, 1994 by Routledge
1608 Pages

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Book Description

The previous edition of this massive reference work was praised by everyone who reviewed it and it was featured on Booklist's list of the Best Books of the 1980s. Now expanded and updated through 1990, this unparalleled work has two new features. The first is a roster of more than 4,000 films, including silents and foreign-language movies, based on literary works and listing movie title, studio, year, director, screenwriter, and author. The second new feature in this completely revised edition is a bibliographical listing of individual short stories from more than 4,000 story collections. The only comprehensive work in the field, this volume covers books published in English the world over from Australia to Singapore to Canada. It provides the author, title, U.S., and British publisher and date, for all volumes (except anthologies) intended for adults or featuring an adult protagonist, organized alphabetically by author. A special section features 4,500 series characters and the stories in which they appear; another identifies more than 340 settings and offers extensive lists of books featuring those settings. Indexes are provided to titles, settings, series characters, movies, movie directors, and screenwriters.


"Like its predecessors-Crime Fiction II is an undispensable guide to the subject." -- Literary Research Guide
"Now the standard reference work in what has become a popular field is even better, more complete and above all extremely useful." -- Murder Ad Lib
"Recommended for public libraries." -- Library Journal
"No library that is serious about crime fiction can afford to be without it." -- Reference Books Bulletin
"Absolutely indispensable for all readers, collectors, fans, and researchers of crime fiction." -- Mystery & Detective Monthly
"Recommended for large literature reference collections." -- Reference Book Review
"Comprehensive...far surpassing in coverage any similar title." -- Choice
"For both its coverage and its depth this is, without doubt, the premiere bibliography in the field, making it a necessary purchase for large public and academic libraries." -- American Reference Books Annual
"Every college which offers a course on crime fiction in its curriculum should have a copy of this most valuable reference work in its library." -- Murder is Academic
"...a major reference tool for the genre." -- RQ
"Praise for the previous edition:The biggest and best index of its kind..." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Buy it!...an essential source." -- Wilson Library Bulletin
"The definitive bibliography of crime fiction, this work sets the standard against which other genre bibliographies should be judged." -- Reference Quarterly
"Indispensable reference." -- AB Bookman's Weekly
"There is no comparable work...Highly recommended." -- American Reference Books Annual