The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery - Murphy B.
Murphy B.

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Автор Murphy B.
Издательство PALGRAVE
Год 2001
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This book contains entries on authors, characters, individual works, termi­nology, famous criminal cases, slang, subgenres and plot devices, murder techniques and poisons, all of which are part of the matter and manner and context of crime and murder literature. Entries are also provided for select slang terms that I have come across in my reading. Commonly known terms or those with obvious derivations have not been included, such as the many versions of the verb “to kill” (to chill, to cool, to waste, to rub out, etc.). Mysteries that fall under children’s literature (such as the Encyclopedia Brown mysteries) fall outside the scope of this work. In some plot summaries, ambiguities have been deliberately left in so as not to spoil the mystery for the reader.