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Mystery and Crime Fiction: Books

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2024 10:25 AM

Finding Books

Search the Libraries Website 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

Use the Advanced Search

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

Detective and mystery stories--History and criticism
Crime in literature
Film noir

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

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