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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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