Oxford Companions is a book series published by Oxford University Press, providing general knowledge within a specific area. The first book published in the series was The Oxford Companion to English Literature (1932), compiled by the retired diplomat Sir Paul Harvey.. The series has included (in alphabetical order):
No other book provides such comprehensive and authoritative information on the entire development of the genre throughout its history.The BFI Companion to Crime offers a complete guide to all forms of crime on film. Prison drama, heist movies, films about juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers and many other sub-genres and motifs are given detailed treatment.