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Behind the Scenes of Mysteries: 8 Nonfiction Books About Murder Mystery Books

Sometimes the journey can be just as gripping as the destination.

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the science of murder

The Science of Murder: The Forensics of Agatha Christie

By Carla Valentine

A is for Arsenic by Agatha Christie and Kathryn Harkup

A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie, Kathryn Harkup

the golden age of murder

The Golden Age of Murder

By Martin Edwards

the simple art of murder

The Simple Art of Murder

By Raymond Chandler

talking about detective fiction

Talking About Detective Fiction

By P.D. James

the great detective

The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes

By Zach Dundas

the life of crime

The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators

By Martin Edwards

the lineup

The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives

By Otto Penzler