American Detective Fiction    Prior to July 1891

  From the Editors
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The Westminster Detective Library is a work in progress. We welcome and solicit comments and would particularly appreciate additional bibliographical entries and texts to add to the library's collection.

Our editorial policy has been to modernize spelling and punctuation, but not to alter grammar in the stories. However, for clear typographical errors (e.g. "shool" for "school") and illegible text we have inserted corrections in square brackets.

LeRoy Panek
Mary M. Bendel-Simso



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Special thanks to our undergraduate research assistants:

Cassandra Berube
Mable Buchanan
Elizabeth Ennis
Sarah Knaggs
Tusannah Krauss
Sara Krome
Anne Mathews
Shannon McClellan
Camden Ostrander
Joseph M. Ottomano
Thea Robertson
Emily Roderick
Margaret Self
Samantha Stair
Daniel Stefanelli
Briana Sutton
Tyler Van Dyke



Professors Panek and Bendel-Simso are the editors of Early American Detective Stories: An Anthology


McFarland, 2008.


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