Word of the Week: Impecunious

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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