Books

Articles for Journals, Magazines and

Newspapers

  • "My First Impressionss of P. D. James", Dorothy L. Sayers Society Bulletin, No. 238, pp. 14-16 March 2015.
  • "A Contrary Look at a Scandinavian Favourite," CADS—Crime and Detective Stories, No. 62, p. 18  February 2012.
  • "Murder in Faraway Places: Under the Eye of Kali," CADS—Crime and Detective Stories, No. 58, pp. 67-68  June 2010.
  • "The Mystery of Ernest Bramah," CADS—Crime and Detective Stories, No. 56, pp. 43-46  June 2009.
  • "Agatha Christie and Mignon Eberhart: A False Analogy," CADS—Crime and Detective Stories, No. 49, pp.58-59 Spring 2006.
  • "Agatha and Feminism," Problem at Pollensa Bay, No. 78, The Agatha Christie Collection, October 2004, pp. 3-8.
  • "Trouble at the Bay," Problem at Pollensa Bay, No. 78, The Agatha Christie Collection, October 2004, pp. 9, 12-15.
  •  "Dorothy L. Sayers and Sherlock Holmes: The French Connection," Sayers in the 21st Century: Readers, Writers and Critics on Dorothy L. Sayers, No. 3, Occasional Papers, Dorothy L. Sayers Society, August 2003, pp. 19-27.
  • "Agatha Christie in the 21st Century," CADS--Crime and Detective Stories, No. 39, May 2001, pp. 39-40.
  • "Agatha Christie," Mystery Writers of America Annual, ed. Angela Zeman. New York: Mystery Writers of America,  2001, pp. 53, 56.
  • "Ngaio Marsh's Troy Alleyn," Promptbook, Ngaio Marsh Society International, 1999, pp. 18-28.
  • "Dorothy L. Sayers and Sherlock Holmes: The French Connection," The Musgrave Papers, Volume 12, Autumn 1999, pp. 40-51.
  • "P. D. James," Mystery Writers of America Annual, ed. P. M. Carlson, New York: Mystery Writers of America, 1999, pp. 57, 62.
  • "A Gaggle of Literary Governesses," A Gaggle of Governesses, Sherlock Holmes Society, 7 September 1997, pp. 59-63.
  • "From Trash to Treasure: Detective Fiction Gains Acceptance in the Academy," Mystery Readers Journal, Autumn 1996, pp. 19-21.
  • "On Agatha Christie's Trail in Devon," Mystery Scene, July/August 1996, pp. 17-19.
  • "Moonlight and Sunlight in Berkshire," Sherlock Holmes Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3 (86th Issue), Winter 1995,  pp. 99-100.
  • "MWA's 50th­­Marsh's 100th," Mystery Writers of America Annual, ed. P. M. Carlson. New York: Mystery Writers of
     America, 1995, pp. 15-16.
  • "Ngaio Marsh's Dramatic Detective Novels," Mystery Scene, No. 47, May/June 1995, pp. 15, 55.
  • "Ngaio Marsh's Detective Novels of Manners," The Armchair Detective, Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring 1995, pp. 141-47.
  • "Senior Citizen Sleuths: Detection as a Second Career," Mystery Readers Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3., Fall 1994,  pp. 4­9.
  • "Dorothy L. Sayers' Bloomsbury," Sidelights, Vol. XLI, Dorothy L. Sayers Society, May 1994, pp. 14­20.
  • "The Legacy of Dorothy L. Sayers," Mystery Writers of America Annual, April 1993, pp. 10­13.
  • "The Lumber Room of the Mind: A Profile of Catherine Aird," Million: The Magazine of Popular Fiction, May/June 1992, pp. 29­35.
  • "Rendezvous at Reichenbach: Sherlockian Centenary Revels," The Armchair Detective, Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring 1992, pp. 210­18.
  • "Must Have Been Some Party," Sunday Book Review, New York Times, 11 Nov. 1990, p. 27.
  • "Pardon Me, It's Murder," Interview with Elizabeth Ferrars, The Armchair Detective, Fall 1990, Vol. 23, No. 4,  pp. 408­20.
  • "Anthony Boucher," Bouchercon XXI Program, Sept. 1990, p. 19.
  • "Seeley Regester's The Dead Letter­­A Neglected Masterpiece," Mystery Writers of America Annual, May 1990,  p. 47.
  • "Deadly Dames: Why English Women Write Good Whodunits," TWA Ambassador, September 1989, pp. 44, 61­64.
  • "Mysteries: Modern Morality Plays," Christian Science Monitor, August 4, 1989, pp. 12­14.
  • "No Mere Painted Backdrop: Setting in the Modern Crime Novel," Mystery Writers of America Annual, May 1989,  pp. 46­47.
  • "Talk About Murder: English Women Crime Writers Discuss Their Craft," Hunter Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1985,   pp. 11­15.

Essays in Books

  • "In the Eye of the Beholder: Quirky Museums of Margery Allingham," Margery Allingham: 100 Years of a Great  Mystery Writer, ed. Marianne van Hoeven, Lucas Books, Alysham, Norfolk, 2004, pp. 261-79.
  • "Douglas Clark," The Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Mystery and Thriller Writers since 1940, ed. Gina  MacDonald. Bruccoli Clark Layman, Gale Group, Sumter NC, 2003, pp. 90-101.
  • "Who Gets Away with Murder in Detective Fiction," The Great Good Place? ed. Peter Nover. Frankfurt am Main et al. Peter Lang, 1999, pp. 45-57.
  • "Who Gets Away with It," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, John  Reilly, Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 496-97.
  • "Unusual Poisons," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, John Reilly, Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 337-38.
  • "Unusual Murder Weapons," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, John  Reilly, Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 492-93.
  • "Seeley Regester," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, John Reilly, Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 380-81.
  • "Motives for Murder," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, John Reilly, Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 296-98.
  • "The Elderly Sleuth," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, John Reilly,  Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 130-31.
  • "The Butler Did It," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, John Reilly,  Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 49-50.
  • "Audience Participation Whodunits," The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert,  John Reilly, Catherine Aird. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 29-30.
  • "Ruth Rendell," Mystery and Suspense Writers: The Literature of Crime, Detection and Espionage, ed. Robin  Winks and Maureen Corrigan. New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998, pp. 773-90.
  • "The Armchair Detective," Mystery and Suspense Writers: The Literature of Crime, Detection, and Espionage, ed.  Robin Winks and Maureen Corrigan. New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998, pp. 983-94.
  • "P. M. Carlson," St. James' Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, ed. Jay Pederson Detroit: St. James Press, 1996,  pp. 150-52.
  • "Foreward," Hours to Kill by Ursula Curtiss, Great Britain, Chivers Press, Black Dagger Series, Fall 1995, pp.  v-viii. 
  • "June Thomson," Great Women Mystery Writers, ed. Kathleen Klein. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, October 1994, pp. 335­38.
  • "Liza Cody," Great Women Mystery Writers, ed. Kathleen Klein. Westport, Conn. Greenwood Press, October 1994, pp. 71­75.
  • "The Marriage of True Minds," Dorothy L. Sayers: The Centenary Celebration, ed. Alzina Stone Dale. New York:  Walker Publishing, April 1993, pp. 51-65.
  • "Introduction," Dark Nantucket Noon by Jane Langton. London: Chivers Press, Black Dagger Series, autumn 1992, pp. v-viii.
  • "Miss Maud Silver," 100 Great Detectives, ed. Maxim Jackubowski. New York: Carroll & Graf, July 1991, pp. 194­97.
  • "Helen Eustis," Magill's Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, Inc.,  Jan. 1989, pp. 579­584.
  • "Josephine Bell," Magill's Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction. Pasadena, California: Salem Press,  Inc., Jan. 1989, pp. 99­106.
  • "Seeley Regester: America's First Detective Novelist?" in The Sleuth and the Scholar, B. Rader and H. Zettler eds. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, Feb. 1988, pp. 47­61.

Edited Works

  • ed., Ngaio Marsh: The Woman and Her Work. Metuchen, N. J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, 1995, 252 pp.
  • ed., A Collection of Crime Fiction Course Syllabi. New York: Murder Is Academic Press, May 1993, 144 pp.