The American Detective:

An Illustrated History


by Jeff Siegel


Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX. 1993. Hardcover in dust jacket. 168 pages. (8 X 11). Introduction by the author. A history of the private eye. With many cover illustrations from paperbacks, books, and pulp magazines. Films and TV are covered with lots of stills. Siegel has a nice chapter where you can read more about the private eye in fact and fiction. The author provides a listing of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards. They cover from 1946 to 1993. 



Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines