'This is a uniquely comprehensive guide. It combines range with coverage. Each entry has a useful biographical summary along with a concise critical survey of the writer's fiction. The suggestions for further reading are just what are needed. This volume will make an invaluable companion to a large and complex field.'
- David Seed, University of Liverpool, UK
100 American Crime Writers
is an anthology of short critical biographies of the greatest and most important crime writers in American literature
About the Author
STEVEN POWELL Independent scholar at the University of Liverpool, UK. His main area of expertise is the life and work of James Ellroy: he has edited Conversations with James Ellroy
(2012) and is the co-founder of crime fiction at the Venetian Vase http://venetianvase.co.uk/.