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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; an editor at McFarland and Co.; and editor of the McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction series (vol. 12: Agatha Christie).  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, Rev. of Helicopter Heroine: Valerie Andre, Surgeon, Pioneer Rescue Pilot, and Her Courage Under Fire, by Charles M. Evans, Aviation History, Summer 2023.

    ———, “‘125 Pounds of Nerve and Pluck‘” [article on pioneer aviator Ruth Bancroft Law], Aviation History, Autumn 2022.

    ———, ed. In Their Own Words: American Women in World War I. Oconee Spirit Press, 2015. Smashwords, 2022.

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

    ———. Rev., The Great Stewardess Rebellion, by Nell McShane Wulfhart. Aviation History, Autumn 2022.

    ———.  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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