2022. J.C. Bernthal and Mary Anna Evans (ed.s), The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie. New York: Bloomsbury.

  • Shortlisted: 2023 Edgar Award

2022. J.C. Bernthal, Agatha Christie: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction. Jefferson: McFarland. Forthcoming.

2020. Rebecca Mills and J.C. Bernthal (ed.s), Agatha Christie Goes to War. London: Routledge.

2017. J.C. Bernthal, Queering Agatha Christie: Revisiting the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Shortlisted: 2017 HRF Keating Award
  • REVIEW by Alyce von Rothkirch for Modern Language Review

2016. J.C. Bernthal (ed.), The Ageless Agatha Christie: Essays on the Mysteries and the LegacyJefferson: McFarland.

  • REVIEW by Kate Jackson for Cross-Examining Crime

Articles in Journals & Edited Collections

2023. A Tale of Two ArthursThe Magic Door (23.1), pp. 3-4.

2022. Christie and the Carnage of War. In J.C. Bernthal and Mary Anna Evans (ed.s), The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie. New York: Bloomsbury.

2022. Christie and Christianity. In J.C. Bernthal and Mary Anna Evans (ed.s), The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie. New York: Bloomsbury.

2022. Queer Clues to Christie. In J.C. Bernthal and Mary Anna Evans (ed.s), The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie. New York: Bloomsbury.

2021. “A Look of Doglike Devotion”: Hercule Poirot’s Stooges and Foils. In Lucy Andrew and Samuel Saunders (ed.s), The Detective’s Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study in Sidekicks. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2020. “There are Some Perversities that Cannot Stand”: Nostalgia, Homosexuality, and the Continuation Novel. Crime Fiction Studies (1.1), pp. 114-129.

2020. Self-Referentiality and Metafiction. In Janice Allen, Jesper Gulddal, Stewart King, and Andrew Pepper (ed.s), The Routledge Companion to Crime FictionLondon, New York: Routledge.

2019. “When She Eats She Will Die”: Informal Meals and Social Change in Sad Cypress andAnd Then There Were None. Rebecca Mills and J.C. Bernthal (ed.s), Agatha Christie Goes to War. London: Routledge.

2019. Killing Innocence: Obstructions of Justice in Late Interwar British Crime Writing. Clues: A Journal of Detection (37.2), pp. 30-39.

2018. Taking Dorothy L. Sayers Seriously: New Books from the Archives. Review essay. Clues: A Journal of Detection (36.1), pp. 115-118.

2018. Detective Fiction: Resolutions without Solutions. In Dougal McNeill and Charles Ferrell (ed.s), British Literature in Transition, 1900-2000. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

2018. “A Dangerous World”: The Eschatology of Agatha Christie’s Later Novels. In Caroline Blythe (ed.), Murderous Texts: The Bible and Crime Fiction. London: Bloomsbury. Forthcoming.

2018. Inspector Alan Grant. In Eric Sandberg (ed.), 100 Greatest Literary Detectives: An International Compendium. Rowman & Littlefield. Forthcoming.

2017. Crime Fiction as World Literature. Review essay in English: The Journal of the English Association. Forthcoming

2017. “Less Beautiful in Daylight”: Josephine Tey and the Anxiety of GenderIn Curtis Evans (ed.), Murder in the Closet: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall. Jefferson: McFarland, 93-105.

2016. “And For a Knife We Shall Use the Great Sword”: Uncanny Cutlery and its Absence in the Fiction of Roald Dahl. In FEAST: A Journal (1.1).

2016. The Sumptuous and the Alluring: Poirot’s Women, Dragged Up and Dressed Down. In J.C. Bernthal (ed.), Agatha Christie: Essays on the Mysteries and the LegacyJefferson: McFarland, 81-97.

2016. Talent Enough in His Profession: The Maladroit Detective. In Barry Forshaw (ed.), Crime Uncovered: Detective. London: Intellect, 200-210.

2015. “If Not Yourself, Who Would You Be?” Writing the Female Body in Agatha Christie’s Second World War Detective Fiction. In Women: A Cultural Review (26.1-2),  40-56.

2014. “Every Healthy Englishman Longed to Kick Him”: Masculinity and Nationalism in Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table. In Clues: A Journal of Detection (32.2), 2014. 103-114.

2012. Seventy Years of The Body in the Library. In CADS: Crime and Detective Stories (61), 19-24.

2009. Nobody Ever Sees Harlequin (creative) & scholarly notes. In Peter Blair (ed.), It’s About Time. Chester: University of Chester, 15-17.

Creative Writing

Spotlight on Jessica Brick (Strolenski, 2020), And Then There Were Nuns (self-published, 2020), The Six Deaths of Excalibur Braille (self-published, 2018); Jessica Brick Investigates (Strolenski, 2017); Murder on the Cards (self-published, 2017); Charity Ends (self-published, 2017); Dead Fan’s Folly (self-published, 2017); Cyanide on the Side (self-published, 2016); A Fete Worse Than Death (self-published, 2016); Dead in the Water (self-published, 2016); Poems to a Dead Anorexic Hercules (self-published, 2014); Unsinkable Ice (self-published, 2012); Banquo’s Ghost, in The Exeter Journal (2), 2011; Doris Frump’s Obituary, in Pandora’s Box (7), 2009. 14; The Saint in the Cathedral in Homage to Cheshire (Edited by W. Terry Fox), Cheshire County Council: 2009, 32; Murder in Marwick, in ThrillerUK (20), 2004. 27-32; Drop Dead Gorgeous, in Thirteen (1.6), 2004. 30-33. Other publications in Twisted Tongue; Jeans for Genes; The Pygmy Giant; etc.

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