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100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors Biographical Sketches And Bibliographies

Author: Bernard A. Drew
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844466
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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581260
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Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors Biographical Sketches And Bibliographies

Author: Bernard A. Drew
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844466
Size: 31.86 MB
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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. • Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters • Contains over 60 author photographs • A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

Women Of Mystery

Author: Martha Hailey DuBose
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 0312276559
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In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery is not merely a directory of the novelists and their publications with a few biographical details. DuBose combines extensive research into the lives of significant women mystery writers from Anna Katherine Green and Mary Roberts Rinehart with critical essays on their work, anecdotes, contemporary reviews and opinions and some of the women's own comments. She takes us through the Golden Age of the British women mystery writers, Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Allingham and Tey, to the leading crime novelists of today, focused on the women who have become legends of the genre. And though she laments, "so many mysteries, so little time," she makes a good effort a mentioning "some of the best of the rest." When DuBose writes of the lives of her principal players, she relates them to their times, their families, their personal situations and above all to their books. She subtly points out that Sayers, whose experience with the men in her life was inevitably disastrous, created in Lord Peter the ideal lover -- one who is all that a woman desires and needs. DuBose gives us the curriculum vitae that Dorothy Sayers created to help her bring Peter Wimsey to a virtual actuality. Ngaio Marsh would give up an active presence in the theatrical world she loved, but she recreated it for herself as well as her readers in many of her novels. The biographies of these woman are as engrossing as the stories they wrote, and Martha DuBose has shined a different, intimate and intriguing light on them, their works, and the lives that informed those works. This book is so full of treasure it's hard to see how any mystery enthusiast will be able to do without it. And what a gift it would make for anyone on your list who has been heard to announce "I love a mystery." Some of the treats inside: In the Beginning: The Mothers of Detection Anna Katherine Green Mary Roberts Rinehart A Golden Era: The Genteel Puzzlers Agatha Christie Dorothy L. Sayers Ngaio Marsh Margery Allingham Josephine Tey Modern Motives: Mysteries of the Murderous Mind Patricia Highsmith P.D. James Ruth Rendell Mary Higgins Clark Sue Grafton and more!!

100 Most Popular Picture Book Authors And Illustrators

Author: Sharron L. McElmeel
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086472
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A current and affordable alternative to multivolume publications, this book offers fascinating profiles of 100 of the most celebrated picture book authors and illustrators, accompanied by photos, reading lists, and lists of related information sources. A superb collection development tool and resource for author studies. Grades K-6.

The Oxford Companion To Crime And Mystery Writing

Author: Rosemary Herbert
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195072396
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"Entertaining and authoritative, this alphabetically arranged companion is an indispensable reference guide to crime and mystery writing. Unique in its biographical and critical treatment of major detective writers, it is a comprehensive digest to the gen

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086151
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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading

Holy Ceremony

Author: Harri Nykanen
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1908524901
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Praise for the Ariel Kafka series: "Ariel Kafka wins the award for most intriguing name for a fictional detective, and it suits this impressively labyrinthine mystery series." —Time Out "The clever combination of classic Jewish themes with the traditions of Nordic crime makes for a refreshing tale with wide appeal. And the subtle humor makes it even better." —Booklist "Professional responsibility and ethnic affiliation clash in Nykänen's intriguing first novel. The resolution will satisfy noir fans." —Publishers Weekly The third in the Ariel Kafka series. There are two Jewish cops in all of Helsinki. One of them, Ariel Kafka, a lieutenant in the Violent Crime Unit, identifies himself as a policeman first, then a Finn, and lastly a Jew. Kafka is a stubborn, dedicated policeman with wry sense of humor, always willing to risk his career to get an answer. A woman's body scrawled with religious texts is found in a Helsinki apartment. It turns out she wasn't murdered: the body was stolen from the morgue. The body is stolen again, and this time is immolated in a funeral pyre in Helsinki's Central Park. Kafka finds himself investigating a series of crimes leading to the enigmatic Christian Brotherhood of the Holy Vault. But before he can solve the puzzle, more than one Brother must pay for past sins with his life. Harri Nykänen, born in Helsinki in 1953, is a prize-winning mystery writer. This is the third in the Ariel Kafka series. It exposes the local underworld through the eyes of an eccentric Helsinki police inspector.

Some Other Frequency

Author: Larry McCaffery
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812214420
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The book includes interviews with fifteen writers: Kathy Acker, David Antin, Lydia Davis, Kenneth Gangemi, Marianne Hauser, Lyn Hejinian, Harold Jaffe, Robert Kelley, Richard Kostellanetz, Mark Leyner, Clarence Major, Derek Pell, Gerald Vizenor, and William T. Vollmann.

Once A Pulp Man

Author: Audrey Parente
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523863693
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Judson P. Philips rubbed elbows with movie stars and directors. He owned a newspaper and scratched out columns in others. He penned hundreds of stories in pulp magazines, digests and slick magazines, under a trio of pen names. His words flooded radio, television and film. He faced down Newsweek editors, owned an equity summer stock theater and boosted many ingenues to fame.He filled pulp magazines like Argosy with stories about tough detectives, smooth-talking criminals, and down-and-out athletes who make Rocky-like comebacks. As "Hugh Pentecost," he graduated into the lucrative slick-paper magazines and burgeoning paperback mystery field.Despite awards and financial gain, he deemed himself a failure-His famous "Hugh Pentecost" pen name came at a price, and five marriages cost him more in emotional capital. Once a Pulp Man: The Secret Life of Judson Philips as Hugh Pentecost unveils the man who sneered at Yul Brynner, ignored McCarthyism, proposed to dozens of women, and created a lasting legacy of entertainment.Audrey Parente established her street cred with author biographies like Pulpmaster: The Theodore Roscoe Story and Pulp Man's Odyessey: The Hugh B. Cave Story. A retired reporter for The Ormond Beach New Journal, she spent years preparing this volume. She researched Philip's background, compiling a complete bibliography, and transcribed hours of interviews she conducted with Philips in the late 1980s.