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Amateur Sleuths (Overbooked): Author, title, publication info, and summary for 7 titles, all with starred reviews from reviewing journals. See also the separate lists of Amateur Sleuths: Couples; Amateur Sleuths: Housewives; and Amateur Sleuths: Seniors and Sweet Old Ladies. Animal Mysteries (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for 9 books about rats, cats, dogs, a gorilla, a horse, and animal rights activists. Author, title, publication year, protagonist name or occupation, and webcat link for about 50 series or single books, from Catherine Aird's . Academic Mysteries (Terry Frey Weingart, Suite 101. Book Store Owner Cozy Mysteries (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about a dozen cozy series featuring book store owners. 'Cozy' is pretty much the opposite of 'hard-boiled.' COZIES: A SELECTIVE LIST (Helene Androski, University of Wisconsin): 'Each of the following authors wrote (or write) mysteries that contain most of the elements of a cozy: a minimum of violence, sex, and social relevance; the solution is arrived at by ratiocination or intuition rather than forensics and police procedure (or beating a confession out of someone); the murderer is indeed exposed and order restored at the end; the hero/ine is honorable and the other characters (often including the murderer) are well mannered and well-bred (except, of course, the servants); the setting is a closed community of some sort, such as a village, university, stately home.' Lists 60 authors, described their books generally. Cozy Mysteries (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Cozy Mystery Authors (Madison Public Library, WI): Lists author, series sharacters, character's profession, and character's hometown, for about 100 authors. A Selection of Cozy Mystery Authors & Their Sleuths (Windsor Locks Public Library, CT): Lists author and sleuth, and sometimes other info, for 45 cozy series, from Catherine Aird's Detective Inspector C. Sloan series to Dorothy Simpson's series featuring Luke Thanet (he's actually a detective inspector and the only one on the list, I believe, who's (continuing the Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Series). Com): Detailed descriptions of over 20 mysteries set in summer, some on holidays. (Skip ads at top of page.) Mysteries Set in Hot Climates (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Author, title, summary of each of 40 books, from Steve Allen's . Author, title, and summary for books, in title order, from by Anne Rivers Siddons. Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Murder (Terry Frey Weingart, Suite 101. My Shelf: Thanksgiving Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for about 30 Thanksgiving mysteries. Christmas Can Be Murder (Eileen Pearce, MLS): A compendium of about 175 murder mysteries (novels and short stories) with Christmas themes. Com): The plot of the books might be centered on the holiday or the holiday may be only in the background. Com): Lots of detail on about a dozen Christmas mysteries. Author, title, publication info, and summary/review for about a dozen titles, from by Sarah Strohmeyer. year, and webcat link for about 30 series featuring female PIs. Political Thrillers (Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): Lists 24 titles, with author and summaries for each title. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): A mix of horror books, thrillers, and mysteries. Vacation Mysteries (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Books are set in vacation spots or take place while the detective is on vacation.
Amateur Sleuths (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries featuring detectives who are not professionals.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 80 series and some single titles, from Donna Andrews' . Amateur Detectives (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for 10 books, by Sara Rosett, Sarah Strohmeyer, Carola Dunn, GK Chesterton, et al. Com): Narrative list and description of academic mysteries, focusing on English professors, continued on her Academic Mysteries 2 page, featuring non-English professors and school teachers. Academic Mysteries (Ricki Nordmeyer, Skokie PL, IL): Author, title, publication year, and webcat link for about 40 titles, from Robert Barnard's . Bibiomysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 25 single titles and about 25 bibliomystery series. Lists about 25 mystery books and series, with author, title, publication year, and summary, from Catherine Aird's . Based on a list created by Helene Androski, Reference Librarian at UW-Madison Memorial Library. Summer Thoughts (Ginny Ryan, Wolfner Library, Jefferson City, MO): 'In summer our thoughts turn to beaches, lakes, the seashore and other resort areas as we plan our vacations. Com): Detailed description of nine Thanksgiving mysteries. Murder on Holiday: Thanksgiving (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for 9 mysteries set at Thanksgiving. Author and title only, for authors whose last names begin with letters from A-H (about 110 titles listed); another page lists about 65 novels and stories by authors whose names begin with I-Z. Murder on Holiday: Christmas (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for about 120 mysteries set at Christmas, from Lydia Adamson's by James Yaffe. Com): Author, title and Amazon link for lots of Christmas cozies (listed on separate pages by author's last name), plus some Valentine's Day, St. And for two dozen more summaries of Christmas mysteries, try her Holidays Can Be Murder. (Ames PL, IA): Author, title, webcat link, summary for about 15 titles, in title order, from by Laura Levine. If You Like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series... (Laura Hohmann, Fiction-L): Lists 28 authors similar to Evanovich, most with details about books/series. Mysteries in the Manner of Elizabeth George (King County Library System, WA): 'English cozies with a psychological twist.' Title, author, and summary for 11 books. Private Eye Mysteries (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists over 45 titles, with author and summary, for mysteries featuring private eyes. From Linda Barnes' See also Political Fiction Political Thrillers (Lynne M. Author, titles, publication info, and summary for each of about 70 books. List of Fictional Serial Killers (Answers.com): If you're looking for a list of serial killers in literature, film, comics, anime/manga, and TV, try this list. Lists about 25 mystery books set during a vacation or at a holiday location, with author, title, publication year, and summary, from MC Beaton's . Murder Takes A Vacation (Ellen Dark, Fiction-L): Compiled July 2000. Mysteries in Exotic Locales (Fairfax County Public Library, VA): Author, character name and brief description, first book of series (for most) and location of series, for about 40 series set in the following locales: Australia; Belgium; Botswana; China; Egypt; France; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kenya; Mexico; Netherlands; Russia; Sicily; Spain; and Sweden. (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): Author, sleuth, titles, pub.
Mystery is a 1990 novel by American author Peter Straub, and is the second installment in Straub's loosely connected "Blue Rose Trilogy".
The novel falls into the genre of crime fiction, and was preceded by Koko and followed by The Throat.
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Not comprehensive, but provides depth of information on sleuths, bibliography, biography, web links, and reviews for 200 authors. Animal Mysteries (Deschutes PL, OR): Author, title, webcat link, cover image (most), and subject listings for 12 titles involving dogs, cats, and horses. 4, Winter 2006-07); or the earlier Academic Mysteries (Volume 12, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists featuring crime on campus. year, and webcat link for about 20 books, from Lawrence Block's . Libraries and Librarians in Fiction (Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada): Authors, titles, webcat links for about 100 crime novels featuring libraries or librarians, from Peter Ackroyd's . Librarian and Other Bookish People (Lake County Public Library, Merrillville, IN): Books featuring librarians and libraries. Cozy Mystery Authors (Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX): Author, brief description of sleuth, and webcat link for first titles in about 45 cozy series, from Catherine Aird's series featuring C. Sloan, CID Department Head in West Calleshire, England to Patricia Wentworth's series with Miss Maud Silver, spinster private eye in London. Genteel British Crime Novels (Winfield Public Library, IL): 'When You've Read All of Agatha Christie...' Author, title, summary, and webcat link for about a dozen mysteries, by timeframe (before WWI, Golden Age, and WWII and After). Sloan series to Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series. ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S Sherlock Holmes Readalikes, Sequels, etc. Murder on Holiday (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for mysteries set at Christmas, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, New Year's, and Valentine's Day. My Shelf: Easter Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for about 15 Easter mysteries. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about a dozen books with strong female leads, by Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller, Edna Buchanan, JA Jance, Mary Logue, et al. Lists about 40 titles (besides Hillerman's), from Peter Bowen's . Tony Hillerman Booklist (Overbooked): 'Books with components that may include a strong sense of place (New Mexico) and glimpses into Southwest or Indian culture.' An annotated list of about a dozen Hillerman readalikes, most of which have received starred reviews from Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, or Kirkus. Author, series title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about a dozen series, including Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, Faye Kellerman’s Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series, Stephen White's Alan Gregory series, etc. If You Like Mysteries - Police Officers - Male (Hennepin County Library, MN): Author, title, summary for about 20 titles featuring male police officers/detectives. info, summary for about 70 titles, most of which received starred reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal, or Booklist, by Linda Barnes, Sara Paretsky, Dana Stabenow, SJ Rozan, John Shannon, Bill Pronzini, Rick Riordan, Laura Lippman, Marcia Muller, et al. Crime in Far Away Places (Auckland City Libraries, NZ): Author, title, webcat link, series name, setting and description for almost 20 series set in places such as Shanghai, Rome, Paris, Alaska, rural France, Botswana, Greece, Sweden, Venice, Reykjavik, Norway, Sicily, etc.
Note that detectives and amateur sleuths are all lumped together on this list. Mysterious Animals (Kent District Library, MI): Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for 9 titles featuring mostly dogs and cats, plus a horse and an endangered species. Human and Animal Teams (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): Author, title, publication year, and webcat link for about 20 series, by authors from Lydia Adamson to Davis Norbert. A List of Suggested Academic Mystery Novels (A History of the Mystery): Author, title, pub. Academic Mysteries (Clues Unlimited Mystery Bookstore, Tucson, AZ): Concise but illuminating listing of about 25 authors with titles or series revolving around an academic setting. Cozy Mystery Librarians (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about 20 cozy series featuring librarians. Author, titles, type of librarian or library (usually with setting) for 13 mystery series, 5 stand-alone mysteries, 3 sci-fi/fantasy books/series, and about 20 fiction titles. Library and Book World Mystery Series (Oxford County Library, Ontario, Canada): List of 10 mystery series featuring books, with author's name and series sleuth only, from Jo Dereske's Librarian Miss Zukas to Elizabeth Peters' Author/Librarian Jacqueline Kirby. Gentle Reads: Crime (State Library of Tasmania): Author and title (most with brief summaries) for about 50 gentle mystery series/books. Cozy Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Crime with 'interesting characters, a light-hearted tone, no graphic violence, and often features an amateur detective and animals.' Series author, brief description, and titles with webcat links for hundreds of cozy series, continuing at Cozies J-Q and Cozies R-Z. Includes authors such as Bentley, Carr, Marsh, Allingham, Atherton, Innes, etc. Charles Public Library, IL): Authors and about 50 series listed (no summaries or individual titles). Springtime Can Be Murder (Eileen Pearce, MLS): List of 11 murder mysteries with spring holiday themes, including Passover, Lent, Easter, April Fool's Day, and Mothers' and Fathers' Days. My Shelf: Mother's Day Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for 10 Mother's Day mysteries. My Shelf: Independence Day Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title for about 15 Fourth of July mysteries. Murder on Holiday: Labor Day (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for 2 mysteries set on Labor Day (U. Murder on Holiday: Yom Kippur (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for 3 mysteries set at Yom Kippur. Murder on Holiday: Halloween (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for about 15 mysteries set at Halloween. Male Private Investigators - Ex-Cops (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): Author, title, pub. Mystery Readers International: Island Mysteries: Not much online here, but if you have a strong interest in the topic, you might want to back order a copy of the journal titled Island Mysteries (Volume 26, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists about mysteries set on islands -- includes Hawaii, Greek Isles, Skye and Shetland Isles, Martha's Vineyard, St.
The book was published by Dutton, won the 1993 Bram Stoker Award In Mill Walk, a caribbean island mostly inhabited by wealthy American and German expats, during a little boy named Tom Pasmore views an article about a woman named Jeanine Thielman who was murdered and then dumped in a lake.
A few years later, in 1957, Tom takes a ride on a milk cart from his palatial home to a slum street called Calle Burleigh.