Not really what you're looking for, more the lite version of what you're looking for, but you might want to check out The Best of Crime and Detective TV (1988) by Max Allan Collins and John Javna. They polled a bunch of mystery, including Bill Crider, and TV writers to come up with their list. Each show receives its own 3 to 4 pages, a two page overview followed by "Testimony" (review snippets) and "Evidence" (dialog snippets).
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> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Mystery/crime fiction TV series
> I'm looking
> for a well documented guide (or critical analysis), a reference �book devote to modern TV series, with emphasis
> on the crime fiction series.
> If this
> exists for the mystery/crime fiction series only, it's even better.
> Ideally it would
> span from the early seventies until today.
> Thanks for sharing
> your experience in that field.
> POLAR NOIR
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