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3. Detailed Bibliography

I. "Morality Play"
Humphrey, Matthew, "Foul Play", The Underworld of Barry Unsworth [an interview], The San Francisco Review of Books, January/February, 1996.
Kemp, Peter, Turning a Crisis into a Drama , The Sunday Times, August 26th, 1995.
Lambert, Angela, Morality Play by Barry Unsworth, a review, The Sunday Telegraph, September 3rd, 1995.
Mantel, Hilary, Wondering Why People Sometimes Do Good, The Literary Review, London October 1st, 1995.
Mortimer, John, A Theatrical Murder Mystery, Morality Play, The Mail on Sunday, September 3rd, 1995.
Myerson, Julie, Ancient art of true crime, Independent On Sunday, September 17th,1995.
O´Donoghue, Bernard, Barry Unsworth, Morality Play, a review, TLS, September 8th, 1995.
Simon, Linda, Enacting the play of life and sin in medieval England, Boston Globe, October 29th, 1995.
Stanford, Peter, Acting suspiciously, New Statesman & Society, September 8th, 1995.
Wollaston, Nicholas, Morality Play, a review, The Observer , September 3rd, 1995.

II. The Black Death
Blockmans, W.P. "The Social and Economic Effects of Plague in the Low Countries: 1349-1500," Revue Belge de Philologie et d´Histoire, vol. 58, #4, 1980, pp. 833-863.
Groome, Norman. "The Black Death in the Hundred of Higham Terrers," Northhamptonshire Past and Present, vol. 6, 1982/83, pp.309-311.
O´Dell, Ivan J. Bedfordshire Clergy and the Black Death, Bedfordshire Magazine, Autumn 1981, pp. 54-58.
The Plague Reconsidered. A New Look at its Origins and Effects in 16th and 17th Century England. Derbyshire, England: Local Population Studies, S.S.R.C. Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. 1977.
Roberts, A. "Plague in England," History Today, April 1980, pp. 29-34.
Ziegler, P, "The Black Death," Horizon, Summer 1976, p. 94 ff.

III. The Historical Background
Brown, R.A., English Medieval Castles, London, 1854.
Ferguson, A. B., The Indian Summer of English Chivalry, Durham, N.C., 1960.
Keen, M.H., England in the Later Middle Ages , London 1973.
A.R. Myers, England in the Late Middle Ages, (Pelican History of England, Eighth edition, 1981).
Smith, H. Maynard., Pre-Reformation England, London, 1938.

IV. The Historical Novel
Fleishman, Avron, "The English Historical Novel: Walter Scott to Virginia Woolf", Baltimore and London, John Hopkins University Press, 1982.
Green, Peter, "Aspects of the Historical Novel", Essays by Divers Hands , Proceedings of The Royal Society of Literature, New Series, 21 (1962) p.54.

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McEwan, Neil, Perspective in British Historical Fiction Today, The Macmillan Press Ltd., London 1987.
Lukacs, Georg, "The Historical Novel", translated by H. and S. Mitchell, Merlin Press, 1962.

V. Mystery Stories
Alewyn, R. "The Origin of the Detective Novel", in The Poetics of Murder: Detective Fiction and Theory, edited by G.W. Most and W.W. Stowe. San Diego, California, 1983.
Ball, John (ed.), The Mystery Story (Del Mar [California], 1977).
Chandler, M., "The Simple Art of Murder", Saturday Review, April 15, 1950, pp. 13 - 14.
"Crime, Detection and Society", Times Literary Supplement, June 23, 1961, I - XII.
Elwin, M, "The Psychology of the Thriller", Saturday Review, August 26, 1933
Grella, George, "Murder and the Mean Streets: The Hard-Boiled Detective Novel", Contempora 1 (1970), pp. 6 - 15.
Hyatt, R., "Who Done it? Detectives in Fiction", Wilson Library Bulletin, June 1940.
Merry, Bruce, Anatomy of the Spy Thriller, Dublin, 1977.
Palmer, Jerry, Thrillers, Genesis and Structure of a Popular Genre, London, 1978.
Starrett, Vincent, Mystery Stories, in: Encyclopædia Britannica. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, General Information, 1946, p. 49 A-50.
Symons, Julian, Bloody Murder, From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel. A History, London, 1972.


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