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With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, Clues offers the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction, covering all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal about mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.

  • Clues is a must-have for readers and writers of crime fiction. Scholarly, thought-provoking, wide-ranging in its topics, Clues covers the crime and thriller map.”—Sara Paretsky

Clues is published twice a year in the spring and fall. Subscriptions are print-only, and annual rates are $120 for institutions and $40 for individuals. Email  Subscribers outside the United States add $20 for additional postage. Digital content is available via a separate subscription to one of the  following products: ProQuest Political Science, ProQuest Social Science, ProQuest Research Library and ProQuest Central.  Issues from Volume 33 to the present are also available in ebook format on Kindle, Nook and Google Play.

The peer-reviewed Clues invites article submissions related to all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered. All articles in languages other than English must be accompanied by a short paragraph describing their contents. Submissions should include a short (50-word) abstract and be between 15 and 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) with minimal formatting in Times or Times Roman font. Number pages consecutively.

Submit materials to:
Caroline Reitz
Executive Editor, Clues
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Address questions to:
Elizabeth Foxwell
Managing Editor, Clues

Send books for review to:
Clare Rolens
Book Review Editor, Clues
English Department, Humanities, 3rd Floor
Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069

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