The oldest US scholarly journal on mystery, detective, and
crime fiction

Published biannually by McFarland & Co., the peer-reviewed Clues: A Journal of Detection features academic articles on all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered. It also reviews nonfiction mystery works (biographies, reference works, and the like) and materials applicable to classroom use (such as films).

The first issue of Clues was published in 1980, with the late Pat Browne as editor. The journal is now in its 34th volume year, with Janice Allan (University of Salford, UK) as executive editor and Elizabeth Foxwell (the Catholic University of America) as managing editor.

Indices and Abstracts
Article abstracts, vols. 1-22  (credits, Clues abstracting project)
Clues 34.2: Webb, Woollcott, and actuarial detection

Clues 34.1:
Agatha Christie"

Former Clues exec editor Kinsman to receive  MWA Raven Award


Clues 33.1, 33.2 (Patricia Highsmith issue), and selected back-issue content now on Kindle, Nook, and Google Play


Clues 33.2:
Patricia Highsmith

Review dime novels for
Northern Illinois University

Links to
mystery course syllabi