[ PDF / Epub ] ☉ The Mystery Lovers Companion Author Art Bourgeau – Techotechies.us

The Mystery Lovers Companion Rating Guide To 2,500 Mysteries And Detective Stories This Includes An A Z Encyclopedia Of Authors, Divided Into Categories Such As American , English , Thriller And Police Procedural Contains A Short Synopsis And Or Opinion Of Each By Bourgeau, And A Rating System Of From One To Five Daggers.

[ PDF / Epub ] ☉ The Mystery Lovers Companion  Author Art Bourgeau – Techotechies.us
  • Hardcover
  • 311 pages
  • The Mystery Lovers Companion
  • Art Bourgeau
  • English
  • 10 August 2018
  • 5551596214

10 thoughts on “The Mystery Lovers Companion


  1. says:

    As said by others, a useful book to discover unknown or overshadowed mystery writers.


  2. says:

    Up to a limited point this is a useful reference for the complete novice, but the book jacket describes it as a guide for aficionados, and by that standard it is a failure When I first started reading mysteries I discovered writers like Christianna Brand, Edmund Crispin, and Clayton Rawson by browsing this guide at the library but I very soon outgrew it The book is riddled with factual errors claim that Gaudy Night is the second Harriet Vane book, wrong date for The Mousetrap, a major error Up to a limited point this is a useful reference for the complete novice, but the book jacket describes it as a guide for aficionados, and by that standard it is a failure When I first started reading mysteries I discovered writers like Christianna Brand, Edmund Crispin, and Clayton Rawson by browsing this guide at the library but I very soon outgrew it The book is riddled with factual errors claim that Gaudy Night is the second Harriet Vane book, wrong date for The Mousetrap, a major error in plot summary of Roger Ackroyd, etc Taste is idiosyncratic There is no attempt to be comprehensive, and many very major mysteries like Sayers s Murder Must Advertise and Christie s Death on the nile is not reviewed Many reviews if that word is even appropriate consist of a one sentence plot synopsis and a dagger rating, with no word about quality to justify the rating Some second or third rate mysteries by major authors have 5 daggers lavished on them Carr s Skeleton in the Clock, Queen s Roman Hat M...


  3. says:

    The Mystery Lover s Companion by Art Bourgeau Crown Publisher s 1986 823.0872 This book summarizes the author s favorite picks in four grand divisions of mysteries the American Mystery, the English Mystery, Thrillers, and the Police Procedurals The author defines Thrillers as quintessential spy stories a character, operating under an assumed identity, steals military or political secrets of an important or sensitive nature, and must transport them back to his own country before he is c The Mystery Lover s Companion by Art Bourgeau Crown Publisher s 1986 823.0872 This book summarizes the author s favorite picks in four grand divisions of mysteries the American Mystery, the English Mystery, Thrillers, and the Police Procedurals The author defines Thrillers as quintessential spy stories a character, operating under an assumed identity, steals military or political secrets of an important or sensi...


  4. says:

    Beware of author misspellings Exactly the kind of book I was hoping it would be good introduction to lesser known mystery writers Wish he would make a newer one now


  5. says:

    Not in library or iBooks.

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