Earl F. Bargainnier ( 1987) was Fuller E. Callaway Professor of English Language and Literature at Wesleyan College. A former president of the Popular Culture Association, he was the author of more than sixty articles and "The Gentle Art of Murder: The Detective Fiction of Agatha Christie." He also edited "Twelve Englishmen of Mystery "and co-edited "Cops and Constables.""
Dorothy Sayers / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- Josephine Tey / Nancy Ellen Talbur -- Ngaio Marsh / Earl F. Bargainnier -- P.D. James / Nancy C. Joyner -- Ruth Rendell / Jane S. Bakerman -- Anna Katharine Green / Barrie Hayne -- Mary Roberts Rinehart / Jan Cohn -- Margaret Millar / John M. Reilly -- Emma Lath / Jeanne F. Bedell -- Amanda Cross / Steven F. Carter.