The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery

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Charles et al. help readers' advisors become familiar with books in the mystery genre and provide effective readers' advisory services. They present a selection of key authors and titles in the genre (excluding suspense and thriller novels unless they are linked to mystery fiction). They include a brief history of the genre and discuss its appeal, then detail four subgenres: amateur sleuths, private investigators, procedural detectives, and historical sleuths. Each section includes discussion of key authors and their works and suggestions for further authors. Additional chapters address the mystery readers' advisory interview, collection development, and merchandising the collection, as well as print and web-based resources. Appendices list mysteries for book discussion and mystery movies and TV series. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2012
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780838911136
Branch Call Number: 025.278 C3804m 2012
Characteristics: pages cm


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