Crime Fiction II: A Comprehensive Bibliography 1749-1990
by Allen J. Hubin
Volume 1: Garland Publishing, Inc., New York. 1994 (Revised and Updated Edition). Hardcover with no dust jacket. 887 pages. (9 X 11¼). The preface explains what is covered in the two volumes. Introduction by the author. The introduction is one of the more informative ones that you might read. Probably one of the most important reference works produced for mystery fiction. These two volumes cumulate the information in earlier volumes and correct previous entries. The author index covers more than 81,000 entries and 887 pages. The contents of more than 4,500 collections is listed. The author has a listing of collections where he needs the contents and asks for help.
Volume 2: Garland Publishing, Inc., New York. 1994 (Revised and Updated Edition). Hardcover with no dust jacket. 891-1568 pages. (8_ X 11¼). This volume continues on with the numbering from the first volume. The title index runs to more than 322 pages in this volume. A settings index is provided to show where the action takes place. This one covers around 94 pages. Next, we have a series index and has 22 pages. The series character chronology occupies 16 pages. A film index of mystery films runs from page 1356 to page 1489. A screenwriters index starts on page 1493 and ends on 1537. And finally, a film directors index starts on page 1541 and ends on page 1568. As you can see by these numbers, this is one of the largest reference works on mystery fiction ever attempted. Recommended.
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