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Herbert, Rosemary

Works: 13 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 5,451 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Fiction  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN3448.D4, 809.387203
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Most widely held works by Rosemary Herbert
The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing by Rosemary Herbert( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Entertaining and authoritative, this alphabetically arranged companion is an indispensable reference guide to crime and mystery writing. Unique in its biographical and critical treatment of major detective writers, it is a comprehensive digest to the genre's lexicon, characters, themes, time periods, milieus, and curiosities."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
The Oxford book of American detective stories by Tony & Herbert Rosemary Hillerman( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 34 detective stories, tracing the development of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe's The Murder in the Rue Morgue, through William Faulkner's An Error in Chemistry, up to the present
A new omnibus of crime( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envisioned as a vehicle to carry stories the editors think represent the best in crime and mystery writing in our time
The fatal art of entertainment : interviews with mystery writers by Rosemary Herbert( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of mind can create the intricate and intriguing world of the mystery novel - the human puzzle, the tangle of motivation, deception, and death? What drives a superior author to turn to crime and mystery rather than to mainstream literary fiction? During her thirteen years of interviewing authors, writer and photographer Rosemary Herbert has posed these questions to distinguished crime writers. Now in The Fatal Art of Entertainment: Interviews with Mystery Writers, Herbert provides answers in a volume that will introduce anyone from the literary scholar to the mystery fan to the talented, calculating, and witty minds that commit murder on the printed page, much to the entertainment and fascination of millions of readers. In a unique collection of interviews, Herbert provides three types of portraits of each of thirteen authors: a photographic likeness; an essay describing each author's personality, place in the crime writing genre, and the environment of the interview; and a conversational visit that enables the reader to feel personally acquainted with each author. These revealing interviews with such luminaries as P.D. James, Tony Hillerman, John Mortimer, Sue Grafton, Julian Symons, and Patricia D. Cornwell will be a source of valuable information and considerable enjoyment to the researcher and the avid mystery reader alike
Whodunit : a who's who in crime & mystery writing by Rosemary Herbert( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend."--Agatha Christie Perhaps that is why audiences continue to be captivated by what Raymond Chandler called "The Simple Art of Murder." For who populates the pages of crime and mystery writing? People, sometimes in ordinary situations, sometimes in extraordinary ones, but in every respect, human. These are the characters we willingly follow into the mystery genre's uneasy imaginative territory. What is it about their strengths and flaws that makes us join them? Is it possible that we see a bit of ourselves in them--or in the sleuth tracking them? And who created those characters in the first place? What life experience and expertise informs their work? What are the sources of their themes, regional accents, and even the axes that some grind? Why do some wish to give us a good laugh, while others seem hell-bent on making us shudder? Whodunit? A Who's Who in Crime & Mystery Writing answers these questions and more. Here mystery exp Rosemary Herbert brings together enlightening and entertaining information on hundreds of classic and contemporary characters and authors. Some--such as P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Sherlock Holmes and Kinsey Millhone appear in individual entries. Still more keep company in articles about characters we admire, such as the Clerical Sleuth, and in pieces about those we love to hate, including the Femme Fatale and Con Artist. There is even an article on a figure that haunts so many great works of mystery --The Corpse. Drawing on the Edgar Award-nominated volume The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing, Herbert has added 101 new entries on the hottest new names in works ranging from puzzling whodunits to chilling crime novels."--from the publisher
Front page teaser : a Liz Higgins mystery by Rosemary Herbert( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was Ellen abducted-- or did she deliberately strew signs of a struggle across her kitchen and flee for reasons of her own? When a devoted mother disappears, Liz vows to nail some front-page news by finding her. The quest takes her into Boston's lively Irish pub scene and as far as Fiji
Murder on deck! : shipboard & shoreline mystery stories( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five stories on crime at sea. They range from George Simenon's Two Bodies on a Barge to Honeymoon Cruise by Saho Sasazawa. The period covered is from the 1890s to the 1990s
12 American crime stories( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making homes smoke-free : the impact of an empowerment intervention for parents by Rosemary Herbert( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body in the library librarianship & the making of a guide to crime & mystery writing( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women's prisons : an equal protection evaluation by Rosemary Herbert( )

2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prospective randomised controlled trial : comparing winged vialon cannula with soft-set cannula for continuous subcutaneous infusion in palliative care by Rosemary Herbert( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The enchanted places by Rosemary Herbert( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford companion to crime and mystery writing
English (69)

German (1)

The Oxford book of American detective storiesA new omnibus of crimeThe fatal art of entertainment : interviews with mystery writersWhodunit : a who's who in crime & mystery writingFront page teaser : a Liz Higgins mysteryMurder on deck! : shipboard & shoreline mystery stories12 American crime stories