|Mark Twain, ca. 1907.|
Library of Congress, Prints
and Photographs Div.
A sample from the Westminster Detective Library:
• "The Female Assassin" (1850) by Prince Cambaceres, archchancellor of the French Empire and Duke of Parma
• "Who Is the Thief?" (1864) by Elizabeth Campbell (a writer and actress trained by Edwin Booth)
• "The Stolen Letter: A Lawyer's Story" (1855) by Wilkie Collins
• "Mrs. Fitzgerald's Life Policy" (1863) by Andrew Forrester Jr. (pseudonymous author of The Female Detective  unmasked by Judith Flanders in The Invention of Murder)
• "The Murder at Carew Court" (1868) by Amy Randolph
• "Edward Mills and George Benton" (1880) by Mark Twain
For the project, Panek and Bendel-Simso seek help from students and others with tasks such as editing, proofreading, and locating materials; clues to finding additional stories and sources; and comments on the materials in the library. Contact Bendel-Simso.