Verse-by-Verse Commentaries:

Joyce G. Baldwin, Esther (Tyndale), Inter Varsity Press, 1984.
Adele Berlin,
Esther (JPS), Jewish Publication Society Press, 2001.
Mervin Breneman, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (New American Commentary), Broadman and Holman, 1993.
Frederic W. Bush, Ruth, Esther, (Word Biblical Commentary, 9), Word Books, 1996.

Monographs, Compilations, and Studies:

Sandra Berg, The Book of Esther: Motifs, Themes and Structure (SBL Dissertation 44), Scholars Press, 1979.
Jonathan Stark (taped lectures), 1999. ****1/2

Articles and Essays:

Michael Fox, "The Structure of the Book of Esther" In Safer Isaac L. Seeligmann (ed. Alexander Rof)‚ Rubenstein, 1983: 291-301.
J. A. Loader, "Esther as a Novel with Different Levels of Meaning." Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 90 (1978): 417-421.
Francis C. Rossow, "Literary Artistry in the Book of Esther and its Theological Significance," Concordia Journal 13 (1987): 219-233.
Shemaryahu Talmon, " 'Wisdom' in the Book of Esther," Vetus Testamentum 13 (1963): 419-455.

More Commentaries

David J. A. Clines, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (New Century), Eerdmans, 1984.
Jon D. Levenson, Esther: A Commentary (OTL), Westminster John Knox, 1997.
Lewis Barton Paton, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Esther (ICC), T & T Clark, 1908.

More Monographs

Kenneth M. Craig, Reading Esther: A Case for the Literary Carnivalesque (Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation), Westminster John Knox, 1995.
Michael V. Fox, Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther, Eerdmans, 2001.

More Articles

Bernard W. Anderson, "The Place of the Book of Esther in the Christian Bible," Journal of Religion 30 (1950): 32-43.
Robert Gordis, "Religion, Wisdom and History in the Book of Esther: A New Solution to an Ancient Crux," JBL100 (1981): 359-88.
B. W. Jones, "Two Misconceptions about the Book of Esther," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 39 (1977): 171-181.
N. A. van Uchelen, "A Chokmatic Theme in the Book of Esther: A Study in the Structure of the Story" in Verkenningen in een Stroomgebied:
____ Proeven van oudtestamentisch Onderzoek: ter Gelegenheid van het Afscheid van Prof. Dr. M. A. Beek (ed. M. Boertien, et al),
____ Huisdrukkerij Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1974: 132-140.
J. Stafford Wright, "The Historicity of the Book of Esther" in New Perspectives on the Old Testament (ed. J. B. Payne), Word Books, 1970: 37-47.

More Monographs:

Timothy S. Laniak, Shame and Honor in the Book of Esther (SBL Dissertation Series, 165), Scholars Press, 1998.

More Articles:

David J. A. Clines, "Reading Esther from Left to Right: Contemporary Strategies for Reading a Biblical Text" in The Bible in Three
____ Dimensions [ed D. J. A. Clines, et al], Sheffield Academic, 1990: 31-52.

William T. McBride, "Esther Passes: Chiasm, Lex Talio, and Money in the Book of Esther" in "Not in Heaven" (ed. J. Rosenblatt & J. Sitterson),
____ Indiana University Press, 1991: 211-223.
F. B. Huey, Jr., "Irony as the Key to Understanding the Book of Esther," Southwestern Journal of Theology 32 (1990): 36-39.
Yehuda T. Radday, "Esther with Humour" in On Humour and the Comic in the Hebrew Bible (JSOT Sup., 92), ed. Y. T. Radday, et al., Almond Press,
____ 1990: 295-313.
________ "Chiasmus in Hebrew Biblical Narrative" in Chiasmus in Antiquity (ed. J. Welch), Gerstenberg Verlag, 1981: 50-117.
Maryse Waegeman, "Motifs and Structure in the Book of Esther" in "Wünschet Jerusalem Frieden" (Beiträge zur Erforschung des Alten Testaments
____ und des Antiken Judentums, 13), ed. M. Augustin and K. D. Schunk, Peter Lang, 1988: 371-384.
Dennis J. McCarthy, "Covenant in Narratives from Late Old Testament Times" in The Quest for the Kingdom of God: Studies in Honor of G. E. Mendenhall
____ (ed. F. Spina, et al.): Eisenbrauns, 1983: 77-94.
James A. Loader, Esther as a Novel with Different Levels of Meaning," Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 90.3 (1978): 417-421.
________ "Synchronous and Diachronous Perspectives in an Analysis of the Book of Esther" in Aspects of the Exegetical Process (Ou-Testamentiese
____ Werkgemeenskap In Suider-Afrika, 20 & 21), ed. W. C. van Wyk, N H W Press, 1981: 95-109.

Not Yet Reviewed

Leslie Allen and LeAnne Flesher, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (NIBC), Hendrickson, 2001.

Michael V. Fox, The Redaction of the Books of Esther: On Reading Composite Texts (SBL Monograph, 40), Scholars Press, 1991.

Carey A. Moore (ed.), Studies in the Book of Esther, KTAV, 1980.