By the Numbers
First appearance of a Roman mystery: 1935
Last year with no Roman mystery: 1978
First year with at least ten Roman mysteries: 1992 (12)
Number of Roman mysteries in the year following: 2
Years featuring the most Roman mysteries: 1996, 2000
Number of Roman mysteries in those years: 25
Year featuring the second most Roman mysteries: 2003 (22)
Year featuring the third most Roman mysteries: 1999 (21)
Average number of Roman mysteries per year 1997-2007: 16.818
Average number of Roman mysteries per year 1986-1995: 6.2
Number of Roman mysteries for 2008 already known in May: 8
Trend indicator expected number of Roman mysteries for 2008: 16
Most short stories by a single author: 60 (Nichols)
Most novels by a single author: 18 (Davis)
Number of authors with only one work: 48
Largest number of consecutive years by the same author: 17 (Davis)
As of May 27, 2008.
Actual number of Roman mysteries for 2008: 15
See also By Publishing Chronology.
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