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Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) - most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

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  • 50 best TV detectives and sleuths - The Telegraph.
  • Alexander Litvinenko: the man who solved his own murder - The Guardian.
  • AUTHOR - Wikipedia.
  • Black Mask - (1920-1951). Pulp magazine. "The best stories available of adventure, the best mystery and detective stories, the best romances, the best love stories, and the best stories of the occult."
  • Bouchercon - annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986.
  • CLASSIC LITERATURE LIBRARY - free public domain ebooks and classic books.
  • Crime dramas are often set in English villages because they are places of 'hatred, mistrust and bitterness' - The Telegraph.
  • CRIME FICTION - the genre of fiction that deals with crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives.
  • Crime Story Worksheet - "Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers."
  • CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION - writers' association in the United Kingdom founded in 1953.
  • CRYPTO MUSEUM - "At present we are a virtual museum in The Netherlands, that can only be visited on the internet. We do, however, regularly organize exhibitions in co-operation with other museums."
  • Detection Club - formed in 1930 by a group of British mystery writers.
  • Dime Detective Magazine - was the most popular of Popular Publication's line of detective pulps and one of the company's longest surviving titles. It ran for 274 issues from November 1931 to August 1953, mainly on a monthly basis, increasing to twice-monthly in 1933 to 1935 and declining to bi-monthly for the final three years.
  • Do you have what it takes to be a secret agent - The Telegraph.
  • Domestic Noir - literary subgenre within crime fiction.
  • Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing - The Telegraph.
  • ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON - origin of the phrase.
  • Gentleman thief - stock character in fiction. A gentleman or lady thief usually has inherited wealth and is characterised by impeccable manners, charm, courteousness, and the avoidance of physical force or intimidation to steal.
  • Golden Age of Detective Fiction - Wikipedia.
  • GOOD COP / BAD COP - psychological tactic used in negotiation and interrogation. "Good cop/bad cop" tactics involve a team of two interrogators who take apparently opposing approaches to the subject. The interrogators may interview the subject alternately or may confront the subject at the same time.
  • Graham Greene: 'The Battle of Britain was won on Benzedrine' - The Telegraph.
  • Had I but known - a form of prolepsis or foreshadowing that hints at some looming disaster in which the first-person narrator laments his or her course of action which precipitates some or other unfortunate series of actions.
  • Hemingway code hero - sometimes more simply referred to as the Hemingway hero, is a stock character created by Ernest Hemingway. The character is easily identified by its strong masculinity, enthusiasm for life and often excessive indulgence in its pleasures. The code hero was embraced by readers in the 1920s as a kind of literary antidote to the increasingly sensitive, emasculated American male.
  • Historical mystery - or historical whodunit is a subgenre of two literary genres, historical fiction and mystery fiction. These works are set in a time period considered historical from the author's perspective, and the central plot involves the solving of a mystery or crime (usually murder).
  • History of crime fiction - Wikipedia.
  • Hostile Witness - witness at trial whose testimony on direct examination is either openly antagonistic or appears to be contrary to the legal position of the party who called the witness.
  • How maths can solve Agatha Christie's whodunnits - Daily Mail.
  • howcatchem - is a murder mystery fiction structure in which the commission of the crime is shown or described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator.
  • IC Codes - codes used by the British police in radio communications to describe the apparent ethnicity of a suspect.
  • In the Footsteps of Marcel Proust - The New York Times.
  • Inside the 21st-century British criminal underworld - "There are almost 5,000 criminal gangs in the UK. But the old family firms are gone – today’s big players are multinational, diversified and tech-savvy."
  • INVERTED DETECTIVE STORY - also known as a "howcatchem", is a murder mystery fiction structure in which the commission of the crime is shown or described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator.
  • Jack the Ripper identity: mystery ‘solved’ in new book - The Telegraph.
  • Jane Austen: her 50 greatest characters - The Telegraph.
  • John le CarrÉ: I was beaten by my father, abandoned by my mother - The Guardian.
  • Kim Philby, Lecturing in East Berlin in ‘81, Bragged of How Easy It Was to Fool MI6 - The New York Times.
  • Legal drama - Wikipedia.
  • LIST OF CRIME WRITERS - Wikipedia.
  • Locard's exchange principle - holds that the perpetrator of a crime will bring something into the crime scene and leave with something from it, and that both can be used as forensic evidence. Dr. Edmond Locard (13 December 1877 – 4 May 1966) was a pioneer in forensic science who became known as the Sherlock Holmes of France. He formulated the basic principle of forensic science: "Every contact leaves a trace".
  • Locked room mystery - sub-genre of detective fiction in which a crime—almost always murder—is committed under apparently impossible circumstances. The crime in question typically involves a crime scene that no intruder could have entered or left, e.g., a locked room. Following other conventions of classic detective fiction, the reader is normally presented with the puzzle and all of the clues, and is encouraged to solve the mystery before the solution is revealed in a dramatic climax.
  • My Al Capone Museum - "Now with over 130 web pages and 3385 images!" Photographs and stories about several of Capone's personal items as well as related documents, articles, and merchandise.
  • Mystery Readers International - fan/reader organization open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers of Mystery fiction.
  • MYSTERY STORY - Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction in which a detective, either professional or amateur, investigates a crime, often murder.
  • MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA - the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction.
  • Naming Jack the Ripper: The Biggest Forensic Breakthrough Since 1888 -
  • opposite number - a person who holds a position in an organization or system corresponding to that of a person in another organization or system; a counterpart.
  • Perry Mason moment - In court proceedings in the United States, a Perry Mason moment is said to have occurred whenever information is unexpectedly (to most present), and often dramatically, introduced into the record that changes the perception of the proceedings greatly and often influences the outcome. Often it takes the form of a witness's answer to a question, but it can sometimes come in the form of new evidence.
  • Pipe dreams: on the trail of Maigret’s Paris - The Guardian.
  • PEN International - worldwide association of writers, founded in London in 1921 to promote friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere. The association has autonomous International PEN centers in over 100 countries.
  • POLICE PROCEDURAL MYSTERY STORY - a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes.
  • Private eye - from private investigator and its abbreviation P.I., through the homophonic term eye in place of "I", and the used of eye as a reference to survellience.
  • Professor Challenger - fictional character in a series of fantasy and science fiction stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Psychological thriller - Wikipedia.
  • Red herring - something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue. It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or audiences towards a false conclusion.
  • Research Resources for Mystery & Crime Writers - The Internet Writing Journal.
  • Rocambole - fictional adventurer created by Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail, a 19th-century French writer. The word rocambolesque has become common in French and other languages to label any kind of fantastic adventure.
  • Rose Line - fictional name given to the Paris Meridian popularized by Dan Brown in his 2003 novel, The Da Vinci Code.
  • Sisters in Crime - organization that has 3,600 members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries.
  • Spy fiction - Wikipedia.
  • STRAND MAGAZINE - "The magazine for mystery & short story lovers."
  • The Baker Street Journal - since 1946. "The premier publication of scholarship about Sherlock Holmes." 'An Irregular quarterly' of Sherlockiana, published by the Baker Street Irregulars.
  • THE BUTLER DID IT - definition & explanation.
  • THE CAMBRIDGE FIVE - a ring of spies in the UK who passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and into the early 1950s.
  • The many lives of John le CarrÉ, in his own words - The Guardian.
  • THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP - "The World's Finest Mystery Specialty Store. Offering the best in Mystery, Crime, Suspense, Espionage & Detective Fiction." New York City, NY, U.S.A.
  • The World’s Greatest Detective - The New York Times.
  • THRILLER - definition & explanation.
  • Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time - Wikipedia.
  • Tozai Mystery Best 100 - "The Top 100 Mystery Novels of the East and the West."
  • True crime - is a non-fiction literary and film genre in which the author examines an actual crime and details the actions of real people.
  • True Detective - (1924-1995). Considered the first true crime magazine.
  • Where Dracula Was Born, and It’s Not Transylvania
  • Whodunit - (for "Who['s] done it?") is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the puzzle is the main feature of interest.
  • William Gillette - (1853-1937). American actor, playwright and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage and in a 1916 silent film long thought lost. Gillette's most significant contributions to the theater were in devising realistic stage settings and special sound and lighting effects, and as an actor in putting forth what he called the "Illusion of the First Time". His portrayal of Holmes helped create the modern image of the detective.
  • WRITER - Wikipedia.
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