BARGAINISIER, Earl F.
10 Women of Mystery
. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c.1981.
Best Detective Fiction
. Hamden: Linnet Books, c.1975.
An extensive, annotated bibliography of detective fiction available to date of publication.
What Will Have Happened;a philosophical
and technical essay on mystery stories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c.1977.
The Detective Novel of Manners
. Teaneck: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, c.1981.
. N.Y.: Macmillan Educational Company, c.1987, Volume 8, pp.146-152.
A lucid historical survey, which includes bibliography of recommended mysteries.
GROSSVOGEL, David I.
Mystery; and its fictions: from Oedipus to
Agatha Christie. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, c.1979.
. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, c.1978.
A pictorial book which includes articles by mystery writers and critics of detective fiction.
LANDRUM, Larry N., et al.
Dimensions of Detective Fiction
. (No place of publication listed) Popular Press, c.1976.
The Development of the Detective Novel.
London: Peter Owen Limited, c.1975.
Stories Cops Only Tell Each Other
. N.Y.: Stein and Day, c.1974.
RODELL, Marie T.
Mystery Fiction; theory and technique
. N.Y.: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, c.1943.
SANDERS, William B.
Detective Work; A study of criminal
N.Y.: The Free Press, c.1977.
Mortal Consequences; A History—From the
Detective Story to the Crime Novel.
N.Y.: Harper & Row, Publishers, c.1972.
An excellent overview of the genre, which includes a chart comparing earlier and later works on pp.178-180, as well as an extensive bibliography.
The Whodunit; an informal history of detective fiction.
N.Y.: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., c.1979.
Filled with illustrations and photographs, this book might also be explored by students.
. N.Y.: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, c.1976.
The nonfiction work on which the movie was based.
WINKS, Robin W.
Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical
. Woodstock: The Countryman Press, c.1980.
The single best work for anyone wishing to teach this unit. Includes an annotated bibliography for further background reading by the teacher, as well as a list of detective fiction indicated as personal favorites.
WINKS, Robin W.
; an excursion into detective fiction. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, c.1982.