Crime Writers: A Research Guide (Author Research Series)
204 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
Crime Writers: A Research Guide is an easy-to-use launch pad for learning more about crime fiction authors, including those who write traditional mystery novels, suspense novels, and thrillers with crime elements. Emphasizing the best and most popular writers, the book covers approximately 50 contemporary authors, plus a few classics like Agatha Christie.
Each entry provides a brief quotation that gives some indication of writing style; a biographical sketch; lists of major works and awards; and research sources, including websites, biographies, criticism, and research guides. There are also read-alikes for selected authors. Of special note is the inclusion of websites and other online resources, such as blogs and social networking sites, which are often overlooked in author-reference sources. The book also provides an overview of the genre and subgenres, a timeline, and a comprehensive bibliography. An ideal resource for genre studies and literature classes, this guide will also be invaluable to readers' advisors, book club leaders, students, and genre fans.
This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources.
David Baldacci. Agatha Christie. James Lee Burke. Their works have legions of devoted fans, but what do readers really know about them? Do her fans know Christie once disappeared for 11 days? Do his readers know Burke got 93 rejection slips for his first novel? Where can one find the most up-to-date information about favorite crime writers and their books?
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