Detectives and detective stories
- The Bow Street Runners in Dickens's Oliver Twist
- Inspector Bucket Points the Way
- Bleak House is often called England’s first authentic contribution to modern detective fiction
- Collins's 'detective business': The Moonstone as a Detective Novel
- "We Will Call Him a Detective": Mrs Henry Wood's Jonas Butterby
- The detective as heroic literary type
- Blackmore's Clara Vaughan, one of the first detective novels in English fiction
- Dickens's "Hunted Down" (1859): A First-Person Narrative of Poisoning and Life-Insurance Fraud Influenced by Wilkie Collins
Cox, Michael. Introduction. Victorian Detective Stories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. ix-xxiv.
Petrow, Stefan. Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office, 1870-1914. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.
Pittard, Christopher. Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2011.
Symons, Julian. Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History. London: Pan Books, 1994.
Thomas, Roland R. “Making the Darkness Visible: Capturing the Criminal and Observing the Law in Victorian Photography and Detective Fiction." In Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination. Ed. Carol T. Christ and John J. Jordan. Berkley: University of California Press, 1995. 136-58.
Thoms, Peter. Detection & Its Designs: Narrative & Power in Nineteenth-Century Detective Fiction. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1998.
Wilson, Dean, and Mark Finnane. "From Sleuths to Technicians? Changing Images of the Detective in Victoria." In Police Detectives in History, 1750-1950. Eds. Clive Emsley and Haia Shpayer-Makov. 135-156.
Wright, Willard Huntingdon. "Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories." In 12 Classic Mystery Novels. By S. S.Van Dine (Wright's pen name). Wildside Press LLC. (www.wildsidress.com, Ebook). 2481-86.
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