Skip to main content

CCR199: The Fine Art of Murder - Reading Detective Fiction

This guide is intended for use by students in Prof. Luca Somigli's class.

Use the Library Catalogue

Searching the UTL Library Catalogue for BOOKS

Example 1:

Search Anywhere: Conan Doyle and Poe

Result # 2: Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle



  • Detective and mystery stories, American--History and criticism.
  • Detective and mystery stories, English--History and criticism.
  • Forensic sciences--Great Britain--History--19th century.

Read: Summaries; TOC

Example 2:

Search Anywhere: detective fiction city crime (researching the relation between city and crime in detective fiction)

LIMIT by left-hand FACETS:

  • Language: English
  • Subjects: History and Criticism


See: Result #2:  Crime Fiction Handbook – look at Contents Notes

See: Result 3: The mysteries of the cities : urban crime fiction in the nineteenth century

  • Read Abstract - “This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which sought to grapple with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and into America and Australia”