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A collection of essays on topics relating to crime, including crime fiction and true crime. Most essays are signed, and are by scholarly authors. Navigating this site can be confusing. If you'd rather just search the contents of this site, go to Google and type "site:crimeculture.com" (and your search term).
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Gumshoes, Sleuths, and Snoopers
Plot summaries for 185 detective and mystery novels published between 1930 and 1960.
Murder in the Library: Bibliography
A bibliography about private detectives in fiction, assembled by the staff of the Thrilling Detective Web Site.
A pulp fiction fan site. Be sure to take a look at the bibliographies (on the "Pulp info" menu).