MAKE MINE A MYSTERY II: A READER'S GUIDE TO MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE FICTION, Libraries Unlimited, 2011.
CAUGHT UP IN CRIME: A READER'S GUIDE TO CRIME FICTION AND NONFICTION, Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
READ 'EM THEIR WRITES: A HANDBOOK FOR MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSIONS, Libraries Unlimited, 2006. READ 'EM was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Criticcal / Non-fiction Work at the 2007 Bouchercon: the World Mystery Convention.
MAKE MINE A MYSTERY, Libraries Unlimited, 2003. Make Mine a Mystery won the Macavity Award for Best Biographical / Critical Mystery Work for 2004 from the Mystery Readers International . Make Mine a Mystery won the Anthony Award for Best Critical / Non-fiction Work for 2004 from Bouchercon 35: the World Mystery Convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in October of 2004. Make Mine A Mystery received The Kenneth Kingery Scholarly Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers in 2004.
A READER’S GUIDE TO THE PRIVATE EYE NOVEL published by G. K. Hall in 1993. This work was nominated for an Anthony Award as one of the best reference books of 1993 at the Bouchercon, the World Mystery Conference, held in Seattle in 1994. The book was also listed as one of the top twenty best mystery reference book by Jon Breen in THE ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE BOOK OF LISTS, 2nd ed.
He was the co-author of the chapter Everything Crime Stories with Jessica E. Moyer INTEGRATED ADVISORY SERVICE: BREAKING THROUGH THE BOOK BOUNDARY TO BETTER SERVE LIBRARY USERS, Libraries Unlimited, 2010.
His private eye short story, OVER THERE, appeared in the Summer 2004 issue of HARDLUCK STORIES found on the Hardluck website.
He was a contributor and the co-editor and co-publisher (with Orietta A. Hardy-Sayles) of THE BIG JACUZZI: A COLLECTION OF SHALLOW SHORT STORIES (c1992) and FAREWELL, MY LOBBY: A COLLECTION OF SHAMELESS SHORT STORIES (c1993) published by Bootleg Press and P. I. E. S. He is the editor and a contributor to THE LADY IN THE 10,000 LAKES: A COLLECTION OF DEEP BUT STILL MEANINGLESS SHORT STORIES (c1996), THE LITTLE SISTER IN CRIME: A HISTORICAL YET HYSTERICAL COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES (c1997), and THE LONG GOOD CRY, OR I’D RATHER BE IN PHILADELPHIA: A MOVING ANTHOLOGY OF MYSTERY SHORT STORIES BY CONTRIBUTORS TO DOROTHYL published by My Books, his own publishing effort.
His essay on Ken Kuhlken is a part of the publication, THEY DIED IN VAIN, published by Drood Review in 2002, winner of The Agatha Award, Anthony Award and Macavity Award for Best Non-Fiction in 2002.
He contributed essays on Robert Crais and Robert J. Randisi to the ST. JAMES CRIME AND MYSTERY WRITERS, 4th ed. (c1996).