As in: “Where was the impecunious son at the time of the murder?”
Acocella, J. (2010, August 16 & 23). Queen of Crime: How Agatha Christie created the modern murder mystery. The New Yorker, 86(24), 86.
- Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed on Research Guide: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc..
- Resources about the history of the crime and detective fiction genres include:
– Shiach, M. (1999). Detective fiction. In L. Sage, G. Greer, & E. Showalter (Eds). The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from Credo Reference.
– Stevenson, J. A. (1998). Crime, detective and mystery novel. In P. Schellinger, C. Hudson, & M. Rijsberman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Novel. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Retrieved from LION: Literature Online.
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