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
EducationB.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.
National Press Club