If you are interested in finding books or links relating to Crime Fiction, take a look at the resources below! On this page you will find a listing of materials such as anthologies, novels, scholarship, and reference relating to Crime Fiction.
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Detective and Mystery Stories, American - History and Criticism
Detective and Mystery Stories, American
Detective and Mystery Stories, English
Private Investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
Private Investigators - England - Fiction
This work traces the emergence of the police officer as hero and the police novel as a significant popular genre, from the cameo appearances of police in detective novels of the 1930s and 1940s through the serial killer and forensic novels of the 1990s.
The hard-boiled private detective is among the most recognizable characters in popular fiction since the 1920s. This critical study analyzes the character of the hard-boiled detective, from literary antecedents through the early 21st century.
In Detecting the Nation Reitz argues that detective fiction was essential to public acceptance of the newly organized police force in early Victorian Britain.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s a new kind of detective story appeared on the scene. This was a story in which the mystery is solved by regular police detectives and called the police procedural story. And it is the subject of this book.
Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America.
Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction is a critical study of this ever-popular genre.
Dime Detective 1949 (Link)
Hyperlinked and organized by year first award was given from each organization, with oldest award at top.
Sponsored by the Crime Writers' Association. Click through the right-hand column to peruse the latest Daggers.
North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers, this award is named after notable crime writer Dashiell Hammett.
Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, this prestigious award is named after Edgar Allan Poe.
This adventurous two-volume collection presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories.
Nineteen original stories about riveting showdowns between cops and criminals.
New York's punchiest borough asserts its criminal legacy with all new stories from a magnificent set of today's best writers.
'Take a trip back to a time when criminals armed themselves with wit rather than with guns, and the pinnacle of crime-fighting technology was represented by Sherlock Holmes's magnifying glass.
This is a groundbreaking anthology of short fiction by Latino mystery writers.
Watch out for mayhem around every corner in Murder New York Style!
In addition to covering the "detective" fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, this collection of British and American crime fiction considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction.
Detective Fiction Weekly 1940 (Link)
Not sure where to start? Below is a list of the types of popular crime fiction currently being written and published.
The black detective in narratives that may or may not concern race.
A focus on Sherlock Holmes among others.
Amateur Sleuths solve non-violent crimes.
Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler kickstart the urban "tough-guy" detective trope.
A list of links organized by crime fiction subgenre.
Detective Mystery Novel 1948 (Link)
Not sure who to read or research? Check out these lists of notable crime fiction writers. You can then search their names in the CUNY+ catalog: All Fields, Author (last name first) or, for literary criticism on an author, as a Subject. If nothing turns up in CUNY+, you are likely to find literary criticism on an author in one of the literary databases listed in the center column of this page.
Check out other pages of this guide for even more title/author information and links.
G-Men Detectives 1947 (Link)
A British based organization
". . . an organization of professional writers who promote crime writing as an influential and significant art form."
" . . . for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction"
Sponsors Sherlock Holmes-related events, and publishes The Sherlock Holmes Society Journal and The Newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, accessible in PDF form via this site.
Detective Novel 1947 (Link)
Continually updated, blogs are good way to keep up with what's current in crime fiction. Here are just a few:
Irish crime writer, Declan Burke, reviews and interviews his fellow crime writers.
"A weekly alert for followers of crime, mystery, and thriller fiction"
"Because Murder is More Fun Away From Home"
Detective Mystery Novel 1948 (Link)
A place for readers and writers of crime fiction to meet; contains videos, blogs, events, and other resources