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Mystery and Crime Fiction: Books

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2021 9:20 AM

Finding Books in the Libraries Catalog

Search the Libraries Catalog to locate books on your topic:

Keywords (use the Boolean operator "AND" to connect key terms) 
Sample search: Hammett AND history and criticism 

Title (omit initial articles such as ‘the' and ‘a') 
Sample search: Maltese Falcon

Subject  (use Library of Congress subject headings) 
Sample searches:

Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery stories--History and criticism
Detective and mystery stories, English--History and criticism
Crime in literature
Detective and mystery films
Pulp fiction
Film noir
English fiction--19th century--History and criticism
English fiction--20th century--History and criticism
American Fiction--19th century--History and criticism
American Fiction--20th century--History and criticism
Author's name (e.g. hammett, dashiell)

Author (last name first) 
Sample search: Christie, Agatha

For more help searching the Catalog, click on the Help section of the Catalog or Contact a Librarian for assistance.


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Laura Taddeo
421 Lockwood Library, North Campus
(716) 645-7970
Subjects: English