(New York): St. Martin's Press, (1999),
First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 543 pp. St. Martin's Press, Very fine copy. Item #11988
The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is an A-Z of whodunit and how it was done. This book contains entries on authors, characters, individual works, terminology, famous criminal cases, slang, subgenres and plot devices, murder techniques and poisons. Entries are cross- referenced. Bibliographies are appended to entries for series characters, listing the books not discussed in the entry itself.