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The Collections: Special databases: Mystery Writers of America

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Search descriptions of more than 3930 books from the library of the offices of the Mystery Writers of America.


The books and periodicals in the collection are from the library of the Mystery Writers of America and include books nominated for and selected as winners of the prestigious Edgar Award, named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe who is considered to be the "Father of the Detective Story". Edgar Award winners and nominees are noted in the field labeled 'award'. More about the Mystery Writers of America Collection.

To request a book from this collection:

The books and periodicals listed in this database are housed at the Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). To request these materials for use, note the appropriate box number and follow the "Request ALF Item" link in IUCAT (direct link to Mystery Writers of America collection' record). For further information, see IUCAT search tips.

Some of the materials from the Mystery Writers of America library have been individually cataloged and are included in Indiana University Library's online catalog (IUCAT).