|Pages/Publication Date:||416 / 2019|
With its irresistible combination of puzzle-solving and the examination of the dark underbelly of humanity, crime fiction encompasses everything from cozies to fast-paced thrillers. Readers have been devouring mystery novels for a century and a half, but general mystery fandom emerged only in 1967, and has since thrived and become an international phenomenon. Novelist and pundit Anthony Boucher did as much as anyone to extol the pleasures of mysteries, and he is the guiding spirit of this affectionate and informed tribute to the genre. Updating the Anthony Award-winning 2005 edition, Marv Lachman's book is a treasury of anecdotes, personal reminiscences, profiles, and photos.