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Summer Reading List: Crime Fiction

Summer time is a good to take a break from the pages and pages of academic materials we read all year long. Crime Fiction is one of the most popular genres of fiction today. From Victorian novels to graphic novels, crime fiction appeals to many different audiences. Crimeculture provides information on many different crime fiction novels as well as publishes articles on the crime fiction genre. This is a great website for those just beginning to experience crime fiction novels or long-time fans. If you want to learn more about crime fiction authors and characters MysteryNet.com is a place where you can learn about authors such as Agatha Christie and Edgar Allen Poe and characters like Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew. There is also a section on TV and movies such as Law & Order.

When UAlbany professor Frankie Bailey isn’t teaching classes in criminal justice she is writing crime fiction. Some of her books include:

You Should Have Died on Monday, a story about Lizzie Stewart searching for information on her mother’s past.

A Dead Man’s Honor, another Lizzie Stewart story but this time she visits the town where a city physician was murdered years before. Check this book out at the University Library / PS 3552 A375X D434 2001

Death’s Favorite Child , in this book Lizzie Stewart visits Cornwall where someone dies and a mystery ensues. Check this book out at the University Library / PS 3552 A375X D43 2000

Other books by Frankie Bailey at the University Libraries are:

Out of the woodpile : black characters in crime and detective fiction. University Library / PS 374 D4 B34 1991

Popular culture, crime, and justice. University Library / HV 6789 B25 1998
Old Murders. University Library / PS 3552 A368 O54X 2003

Books about crime fiction at the University Libraries include:

Knight, Stephen. Crime fiction since 1800: detection, death, diversity. Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. University Library / PR 830 D4 K59X 2010

Anderson, Patrick. The triumph of the thriller : how cops, crooks, and cannibals captured popular fiction. New York : Random House, c2007. University Library / PS 374 D4 A56 2007

Carrabine, Eamonn. Crime, culture and the media. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2008. Dewey Library / P 96 C74 C37X 2008

If you have any other questions about crime fiction and the media, please contact our criminal justice librarian, Mary Jane Brustman, at mbrustman@uamail.albany.edu or 442-3540.

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