Detective Fiction Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Barzun, Jacques, and Wendel Hertig Taylor. A Catalogue of Crime. Revised and enlarged edition. New York: Harper & Row, 1989, 952 p.

Annotated bibliography of more than thirty-five thousand novels, short stories, anthologies, magazines, and dramas of detection, crime, mystery, and espionage, including secondary literature.


Altick, Richard D. “Literature with a Sanguinary Cast.” In his Victorian Studies in Scarlet, pp. 76-85. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1970.

Examination of the subject of murder in the “penny dreadful,” the Newgate novel, and in the...

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