For the first time, here is an annotated bibliography of murder mysteries that is organized by the category of the mystery and lists only contemporary publications, including an extensive listing of titles that are paperback originals. Categories range from Academic, Getting Away with Murder, and Old Crimes and Murders to Writers and Their Conventions. Because an interesting annotation should be available for reading, contemporary publications were chosen. With the exception of a few favorites, each entry was in print in either a paperback or a hardcover edition in 1985, and listings continue through late 1991. Murder... By Category is the companion to take for library and bookstore browsing.
Tasha Mackler ( BS, Nursing, Boston University; MA, anthropology, University of New Mexico) opened Murder Unlimited, a mystery bookstore, in Albuquerque in 1977 after twenty years in the mental health field in Boston, Anchorage, and New Mexico.