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Elizabeth Foxwell is managing editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection, the oldest US scholarly journal on mystery/detective/crime fiction, and editor of the McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction series (vol. 8: P. D. James). She also is manager for editorial projects and communications at the Council on Undergraduate Research. A recipient of the PCA Mystery/Detective Fiction Area’s Dove Award for contributions to the serious study of mystery/crime fiction, she writes frequently on mystery fiction and reviews mysteries for Publishers Weekly.


B.S. in journalism, University of Maryland-College Park.

M.A. in liberal studies with distinction, Georgetown University.
Thesis title: “Fighting Words: Women Pacifists Against World War II”


Elizabeth Foxwell, ed. In Their Own Words: American Women in World War I. Oconee Spirit Press, 2015.

———. “‘I Write Christie’: The Mysteries of Isaac Asimov,” Critical Insights: Isaac Asimov, ed. M. Keith Booker, Salem Press, Jan. 2017.

———.  Rev., The Invention of Murder, by Judith Flanders, Washington Ind Rev of Bks, 1 Aug. 2013.

———. “‘Your Sin Will Find You Out’: Critical Perceptions of Mystery Fiction,” Critical Insights: Crime and Detective Fiction, ed. Rebecca Martin, Salem Press, April 2013 (on the critical reception of Anna Katharine Green’s The Leavenworth Case, James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity, Margery Allingham’s  The Tiger in the Smoke, and Nicholas Meyer’s The Seven Per-Cent Solution).

James, Dean, and Elizabeth Foxwell. The Robert B. Parker Companion. Berkley, 2005.


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