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An encyclopedia that is a page-turner
on September 27, 2013
I'm a mystery fan and love to learn about the author of my favorite novels. I also enjoy discovering books and authors I'd never heard of. This encyclopedia great for both those purposes. The encyclopedist is not shy about expressing his opinions and preferences. That helps to make this a surprisingly readable reference book that can be read for simple pleasure. Repeatedly, I have looked something up and wound up reading a half dozen or more entries.