Masters of Mystery
A Study of the Detective Story
by H. Douglas Thomson
Dover Publications, Inc., New York. 1978. Trade paperback. 288 pages. (5½ X 8½). A New Introduction by E. F. Bleiler. The introduction says that this volume is the first book in English devoted to the history and aesthetics of the detective story. It was originally published in 1931.
Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines