I’ve done something a little different in my latest column for Kirkus Reviews. My topic today is crime-fiction reference books.
The three works I highlight are: Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the
World’s Greatest Mystery Novels, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke
(Atria/Emily Bestler); 100 American Crime Writers, edited by Steven Powell
(Palgrave Macmillan); and Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery: Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-1961, edited by Curtis J. Evans.
You’ll find my comments about all of those works here.