Encyclopedia of Weird Detectives

Supernatural and Paranormal Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media


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About the Book

The detective genre has explored supernatural and paranormal themes throughout its colorful history. Stories of detectives investigating spiritualists, ghostly apparitions, the occult and psychics have spanned pulp fiction magazines, comic books, novels, film, television, animation and video games. This encyclopedia covers the history of the genre in its multiple forms and informs and adds to the knowledge of either the new or informed reader. Its A-Z format provides ready reference by title. Detective fans browsing for new discoveries will enjoy the entertaining style.

About the Author(s)

Paul Green has worked as an artist in the UK for Marvel, DC and World International-Egmont, among others, on titles such as Doctor Who, Scooby-Doo, Batman, Wonder Woman and Star Trek. The author of many books about television and film history, he lives in Rustburg, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Paul Green

Foreword by Frank Price
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: 38 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7800-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3837-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword by Frank Price  1
Preface  3
Introduction  5
The Encyclopedia  11
Appendix: Listing by Medium  187
Bibliography  193
Index  195

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Full of fascinating stuff”—Mystery Scene