As you know if you regularly read this blog, this book, scheduled for publication in July, is a collection of essays in honor of the seventieth birthday of Professor Douglas G. Greene, biographer of the great Golden Age detective novelist John Dickson Carr, head of Crippen & Landru Publishers and one of the most accomplished and admired figures in mystery genre criticism over the last thirty-five years.
Incidentally, there will be an electronic version.
Here is a list of the additional contributors (with links to blogs, etc.), in alphabetical order:
Jon L. Breen
B. A. Pike
A lot of fellas here, I know, but we do have essays that cover Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers (2), Margery Allingham (2), P. D. James, Jill Paton Walsh, Craig Rice (yes, Craig's a she) and Carolyn Wells. Not to mention essays on Thomas Hanshew, Max Rittenberg, J. S. Fletcher, John Dickson Carr (2, plus he gets mentioned a lot elsewhere, believe me), Anthony Berkeley Cox, Edmund Crispin, Patrick Quentin (a conglomerate name that for a time included two women writers), Hake Talbot, T. S. Eliot, Fernando Pessoa, Raymond Chandler, Fredric Brown, Ross Macdonald, Ellery Queen, Rene Reouven, the Detection Club and Doug Greene himself of course.*
*(additionally Jon L. Breen writes about a raft of ten forgotten mystery short story writers)
Also, I am pleased to note that, with ten U. S. contributors, we are not exclusively a U. S. crew by any means. Admiration for Doug's work and the mystery fiction he has written about and published extends across the globe.
I will be posting the full table of contents soon.