Sleuths, Sidekicks and Stooges
An Annotated Bibliography of Detectives, Their Assistants and Their Rivals in Crime, Mystery and Adventure Fiction, 1795-1995
by Jim Finch, Joseph Green
Description This reference work on British and American crime, mystery and adventure fiction in English contains 7,000 entries, listed alphabetically by detective, providing information about sleuths, their sidekicks and their rivals. A broad definition of "detective" is used encompassing Batman, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Nero Wolfe and Hercule Poirot. In addition, each entry provides publication details for the books in which the detective appears (for both the UK and the US) and gives biographical details of the author. For ease of cross-reference, the volume is indexed by sidekick, protagonist, author and title.