1001 Midnights: The Aficionado’s Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction


by Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller


Arbor House Publishing Company, New York. 1986. Hardcover in dust jacket. 879 pages. (6¼ X 9¼). Introduction by the authors. Pronzini and Muller bring together 26 other writers and they review 1001 mystery books. Each review is credited by initials to one of the 28 reviewers. The reviews are arranged by author and then by title. The authors provide a short bibliography and a write-up of the contributors. Excellent reference book; similar to the ones by Bourgeau, Oleksiw, and Barzun and Taylor.



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