Bailey, Frankie Y. Out of the Woodpile: Black Characters in Crime and Detective Fiction. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1991.
A critical analysis of African American detectives and other characters in crime fiction and mysteries.
Chapman, Anne, Editor. Making Sense: Teaching Critical Reading Across the Curriculum. New York, The College Board Publications, 1993.
Gates, Henry Louis Jr. and McKay, Nellie Y., general editors. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. New York; W. W. Norton and Company, 1997.
Paul, Richard, Binker, A.J.A., Martin, Douglas, and Adamson, Ken. Critical Thinking Handbook: High School. Rohnert Park, CA, Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique, Sonoma State University, 1989.
This is a guide for redesigning instruction. It encourages the adaptation of the Socratic method. The authors discuss standard approaches and, then, offer remodeled lesson plans.
Rizzo, Frank, Staff Writer. A Conversation with Walter Mosley. Hartford (CT) Courant, June 6, 1999.
While discussing a workshop production of a new play, Mosley provides insights into his accomplishments and his characters.
Soitos, Stephen F.. The Blues Detective: A Study of African American Detective Fiction. Amherst, MA, The University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.
A critical history and analysis of the genre
Soto, Mari. Home>Arts/literature>Books/Authors>Mysteries>Articles.
This site repeats a credo for writers that was first published by S.S. Van Dine in American Magazine, September 1928.
Swartz, Robert J. and Parks, Sandra. Infusing the Teaching of Critical and Creative Thinking into Content Curriculum. Pacific Grove, CA, Critical Thinking Press and Software, 1994.
Although this volume is designed for elementary school students, will be helpful in infusing teaching critical thinking into reading lessons focused on decoding words and comprehending pages of written words. There is a variety of graphic organizers and thinking maps that can be reproduced.
Winks, Robin, Editor. The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence. NY, Harper and Row Publishers, 1968.
Woods, Paula L., editor. Spooks, Spies, and Private Eyes: Black Mystery, Crime and Suspense Fiction of the 20th Century. New York, Doubleday, 1995.
I used her 1988 compilation that I found at http://www.bookbrowser.com/Diverse/AfroAmerMyst.html.
This volume is an anthology of African American detective fiction.
African American Mystery Page, a site hosted by WebCom
Globe Literature Series, purple edition
This is one of the basic text series used by the English Department Of Hillhouse High School. The purple edition is the lowest level, for students needing low level, high interest reading materials and basic instruction.