|Panek's last book|
His last book is the newly published Nineteenth Century Detective Fiction: An Analytical History. His other works include the following:
• The American Police Novel: A History (Edgar nominee)
• Early American Detective Stories: An Anthology (ed. with Mary Bendel-Simso)
• The Essential Elements of the Detective Story, 1820–1891 (coauthored with Bendel-Simso)
• Introduction to the Detective Story (Edgar winner)
Panek's Westminster Detective Library (a project with Bendel-Simso) is an invaluable online repository of short detective works published in the United States prior to 1891.