Annal: 1995 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best Critical/Biographical Work

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1995.

Book:Encyclopedia Mysteriosa

Encyclopedia Mysteriosa: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Detection in Print, Film, Radio, and Television

William L. Deandrea

A good mystery is the essential element in every compelling plot. Encyclopedia Mysteriosa clues you in to the entire murky realm of detection. This comprehensive reference is an in-depth compendium that draws on 150 years of crime stories from the genesis of the mystery genre with the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue” to the films of Alfred Hitchcock and television series like “The Fugitive.”

Written and edited by two-time Edgar Award winner William L. DeAndrea, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa contains biographies of old and new writers and their memorable characters, as well as detailed entries on contributions to the genre on radio, television, and film. The evolution of the literature of detection progresses from the nineteenth-century master sleuths—Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter—to the Golden Age when Ellery Queen and Agatha Christie produced their perennially popular stories. Miss…[more]

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