Mystery Novels of 1936: A Very Long List

This is just a quick post, which I promised some readers to put up that lists all of the mystery novels contained in my 36 Most Read Mysteries of 1936 poll. (If you haven’t voted already then click here.) I have made the odd correction to the list and added a few more titles which have been mentioned to me since the poll has started. Naturally this list is not exhaustive, but I think 351 titles is more than enough to be going on with! I’ve not included short story collections, nor true crime books, so titles such as Six Against the Yard by the Detection Club have not been added.

  1. Dark Masquerade by Anthony Abbot
  2. A Word of Six Letters by Hebert Adams
  3. Death off the Fairway by Herbert Adams
  4. The Old Jew Mystery by Herbert Adams
  5. Blood on His Hands by Max Afford
  6. The Uncounted Hour by Warner Allen
  7. Flowers for the Judge by Margery Allingham
  8. The Dark Frontier by Eric Ambler
  9. Death in a Bookstore by Augusto De Angelis
  10. The Hotel of the Three Roses by Augusto De Angelis
  11. The Vanishing Yacht by Edgar Anstey
  12. Three Men Murdered by A. A. Archer
  13. Prelude to a Killing by Nicholas Ashe
  14. Calamity Comes to Flenton by Charles Ashton
  15. Death Greets a Guest by Charles Ashton
  16. Murder of a Matriarch by Hugh Austin
  17. Ring Around a Murder by George Bagby
  18. Round Robin by Graham Ward Bain
  19. Death Calls Three Times by Glyn Barnett
  20. Murder on Monday by Glyn Barnett
  21. Poison in Public by Charles Barry
  22. The Test Match Murder by Denzil Batchelor
  23. The Eight Crooked Tranches by Francis Beeding
  24. The Nine Waxed Faces by Francis Beeding
  25. Trent’s Own Case by E. C. Bentley & H. Warner Allen
  26. The Secret Dancer by Norman Berrow
  27. Oil Under the Window by Norman Berrow
  28. Prelude to a Murder by George Clinton Bestor
  29. Thou Shell of Death by Nicholas Blake
  30. Murder Goes Fishing by Timothy Brace
  31. Death Tolls the Gong by John G. Brandon
  32. The Case of the Withered Hand by John G. Brandon
  33. The Dragnet by John G. Brandon
  34. Murder at the ‘Yard’ by John G. Brandon
  35. The Pawnshop Murder by John G. Brandon
  36. The Snatch Game by John G. Brandon
  37. Suspicion was Aroused by Alan Brock
  38. The Grouser Investigates by Edwy Searles Brooks
  39. The Cambridge Murders by Adam Broome
  40. Case for Three Detectives by Leo Bruce
  41. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan
  42. The Sussex Down Murder by John Bude
  43. Murder at Elstree by Thomas Burke
  44. Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton
  45. Murder of Chemist by Miles Burton
  46. Where is Barbara Prentice? By Miles Burton
  47. The Case of the Monday Murders by Christopher Bush
  48. The Case of the Bonfire Body by Christopher Bush
  49. Turquoise Hazard by Albert Betts Caldwell
  50. Death Goes by Bus by Leslie Cargill
  51. Triple Death by Carol Carnac
  52. The Magic-Lantern Murders a.k.a. The Punch and Judy Murders by Carter Dickson
  53. The Arabian Nights Murder by John Dickson Carr
  54. The Devil Drives by John Newton Chance
  55. Saint Overboard by Leslie Charteris
  56. The A. B. C. Murders by Agatha Christie
  57. Cards on the Tables by Agatha Christie
  58. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
  59. Good by Stealth by Henrietta Clandon
  60. This Delicate Murder by Henrietta Clandon
  61. The Fifth Tumbler by Clyde B. Clason
  62. The Death Angel by Clyde Clason
  63. No End of a Rogue by Frank A. Clement
  64. Amateur Crook by Hugh Clevely
  65. No Alibi by Belton Cobb
  66. The Poisoner’s Mistake by Belton Cobb
  67. Last Will and Testament by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole
  68. The Brothers Sackville by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole
  69. The Death Pool by James Corbett
  70. No Other Killer by James Corbett
  71. Four Doors to Death by John Courage
  72. Framed Evidence by Joan A. Cowdroy
  73. Murder Unsuspected by Joan A. Cowdroy
  74. The Terror Trap by John Creasey
  75. Thunder in Europe by John Creasey
  76. Murder in a Road Gang by Maurice Cresswell
  77. The Loss of the Jane Vosper by Freeman Wills Crofts
  78. Man Overboard by Freeman Wills Crofts
  79. The Way of the Four by Mark Cross
  80. The Mark of the Four by Mark Cross
  81. Corpses Can’t Walk by Robert Curtis
  82. Invitation to Murder by Robert Curtis
  83. The Strange Case of Harriet Hall by Moray Dalton
  84. The Mystery of the Kneeling Woman by Moray Dalton
  85. The Mystery of the Smoking Gun by Carroll John Daly
  86. Red Murchison by Roland Daniel
  87. The Secret Hand by Roland Daniel
  88. The Slayer by Roland Daniel
  89. Slick-Fingered Kate by Roland Daniel
  90. Snake Face by Roland Daniel
  91. The Stedman Gang by Roland Daniel
  92. The Stool Pigeon by Roland Daniel
  93. The Ming Vase Mystery by Rex Dark
  94. The Wardour Street Mystery by Rex Dark
  95. The Crowing Hen by Reginald Davis
  96. The Sutton Place Murders by Robert George Dean
  97. What Gentleman Strangles a Lady? by Robert George Dean
  98. Death in the Backseat by Dorothy Cameron Disney
  99. Emily Coulton Dies by Maurice B. Dix
  100. The Fixer by Maurice B. Dix
  101. The Treasure of Scarland by Maurice B. Dix
  102. Murder by Chance by Peter Drax
  103. He Shot to Kill by Peter Drax
  104. The Case of the Unconquered Sisters by Todd Downing
  105. The Hand of Justice by Francis Duncan
  106. Detectives in Gum Boots by Roger East
  107. Fair Warning by Mignon G. Eberhart
  108. F Corridor by James Edwards
  109. A. B. C.’s Test Case by Ephesian
  110. Castle Sinister by Gwyn Evans
  111. The Hanging Judge by Gwyn Evans
  112. Rogue Royal by Gwyn Evans
  113. The Sign of the Saracen by Gwyn Evans
  114. Dangerous Beauty by J. Jefferson Farjeon
  115. Detective Ben by J. Jefferson Farjeon
  116. Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon
  117. Mystery at the Rectory by A. Fielding
  118. The Case of The Two Pearl Necklaces by A. Fielding
  119. Murder Mars the Tour by Mary Fitt
  120. Three Sisters Flew Home by Mary Fitt
  121. The Fortescue Candle by Brian Flynn
  122. Fear and Trembling by Brian Flynn
  123. The Spirit Murder Mystery by Robin Forsythe
  124. Death Took a Publisher by Norman Forrest
  125. The Attic Murder by Sydney Fowler
  126. Was Murder Done? by Sydney Fowler
  127. Post Mortem Evidence by Sydney Fowler
  128. Director’s Corridor by Caroline Francis
  129. It Couldn’t Be Suicide by Caroline Francis
  130. The Penrose Mystery by R. Austin Freeman
  131. Mr Pinkerton Has a Clue by David Frome
  132. Harvard Has a Homicide by Timothy Fuller
  133. The Case of the Stuttering Bishop by Erle Stanley Gardner
  134. The Case of the Sleepwalker’s Niece by Erle Stanley Gardner
  135. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask
  136. Murder at 28.10 by Newton Gayle
  137. Number 1-2-3 by Francis Gerard
  138. Concrete Castle by Francis Gerard
  139. The Black Emperor by Francis Gerard
  140. The Dictatorship of the Dove by Francis Gerard
  141. Courtier to Death by Anthony Gilbert
  142. Murder by Experts by Anthony Gilbert
  143. Death Goes Ashore by Alec Glanville
  144. Tidings of Joy by George Goodchild and C. F. Bechhofer Roberts
  145. Death by Desire by Richard Goyne
  146. Hanged I’ll Be! by Richard Goyne
  147. Cardyce for the Defence by Bruce Graeme
  148. Blackshirt the Adventurer by Bruce Graeme
  149. It Walks the Wood by Alan Grant
  150. French Farce by Edwin Greenwood
  151. Henry Prince in Action by Cecil Freeman Gregg
  152. Stolen Death by Leo Grex
  153. The Case of the Malverne Diamonds by Leonard Gribble
  154. Riley of the Special Branch by Leonard Gribble
  155. The Heart in the Box by Francis Grierson
  156. Commandments Six and Eight by Aceituna Griffin
  157. The Punt Murder by Aceituna Griffin
  158. Death and the Golden Image by Whyte Hall
  159. Crime and a Clock by Whyte Hall
  160. Documentary Evidence by Robertson Halkett
  161. The Black Flame by John Halstead
  162. Middle Class Murder by Bruce Hamilton
  163. The Casino Mystery by Elaine Hamilton
  164. In Memory of Murder by Dean Hawkins
  165. The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
  166. Murderer at Large by Donald Henderson
  167. Behold, Here’s Poison by Georgette Heyer
  168. The House of En-Dor by Anne Hocking
  169. Stranglehold by Anne Hocking
  170. Murder Train by Gavin Holt
  171. Steel Shutters by Gavin Holt
  172. There Has Been a Murder by Henry Holt
  173. Arsenic on the Menu by B. H. Homersham
  174. The Man Who Murdered Himself by Geoffrey Homes
  175. The Doctor Died at Dusk by Geoffrey Homes
  176. Death at Court Lady by Sydney Horler
  177. The Grim Game by Sydney Horler
  178. The Traitor by Sydney Horler
  179. Murder Isn’t Easy by Richard Hull
  180. Bring ‘em Back Dead! by David Hume
  181. Meet the Dragon by David Hume
  182. The Doppelganger by Hammond Innes
  183. Death at the President’s Lodgings by Michael Innes
  184. The Diamonds of Death by Wallace Jackson
  185. Silent Terror by T. C. H. Jacobs
  186. Li Kwang’s Dagger by Frank Johnston
  187. A Weird Legacy by Frank Johnston
  188. The Marceau Case by Harry Stephen Keeler
  189. X Jones of Scotland Yard by Harry Stephen Keeler
  190. The Wonderful Scheme of Christopher Thorne by Harry Stephen Keeler
  191. Sic Transit Gloria by Milward Kennedy
  192. Murder in Rosemary Lane by Helen M. Keynes
  193. Enter the Dormouse by Frank King
  194. Murder in Piccadilly by Charles Kingston
  195. The Brighton Beach Mystery by Charles Kingston
  196. Goring’s First Case by Peter Kippax
  197. Death Stands Near by Leonard A. Knight
  198. Night Express Murder by Leonard A. Knight
  199. The Clue of the Poor Man’s Shilling by Kathleen Moore Knight
  200. The Wheel That Turned by Kathleen Moore Knight
  201. His Lordship the Judge by D. H. Landels
  202. The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer
  203. The Riddle of Wraye by John Laurence
  204. Deadly Decree by J. C. Lenehan
  205. The Guy Fawkes Murder by E. C. Lester
  206. The Cloze Papers by Kenneth Livingston
  207. The Deaf-Mute Murders by Vernon Loder
  208. The Little Man Murders by Vernon Loder
  209. I Was Murdered by M. E. Longman
  210. A Pall for a Painter by E. C. R. Lorac
  211. Crime Counter Crime by E. C. R. Lorac
  212. Post After Postmortem by E. C. R. Lorac
  213. Hi-Spy-Kick-the-Can by Victor MacClure
  214. The Ten Green Brothers by Angus MacVicar
  215. Coulson Alone by Jack Mann
  216. Detective Coulson by Jack Mann
  217. Gee’s First Case by Jack Mann
  218. The Shadow in the House by Maxwell March
  219. Snatch by Virgil Markham
  220. Thank you for Mr Moto by J. P. Marquand
  221. Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh
  222. The Denmede Mystery by Wyndham Martyn
  223. The House of Secrets by Wyndham Martyn
  224. The Seven Seas Murder by Van Wyck Mason
  225. The Bloodhounds Bay by Walter S. Masterman
  226. The Avenger Strikes by Walter S. Masterman
  227. The Border Line by Walter S. Masterman
  228. Prologue to the Gallows by Paul McGuire
  229. Threepence to Marble Arch by Paul McGuire
  230. A Frame for Murder by Kirke Mechem
  231. Death of Anton by Alan Melville
  232. Warning to Critics by Alan Melville
  233. “On the Night of the 18th…” by Laurence Meynell
  234. Brighton Alibi by Arthur Mills
  235. The Body Lies by Edward J. Milward
  236. Dead Man’s Morris by Gladys Mitchell
  237. The Clue of the Bricklayer’s Aunt by Nigel Morland
  238. The Street of the Leopard by Nigel Morland
  239. So I Killed Her by Leonard O. Mosley
  240. Satyr Mask by Augustus Muir
  241. The Bronze Door by Augustus Muir
  242. Hazardous Holiday by Elizabeth Nisot
  243. Crime at the Villa Gloria by George Norsworthy
  244. Judy of Bunter’s Building by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  245. The Bird of Paradise a.k.a. Floating Peril by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  246. The Puzzle of the Red Stallion a.k.a. Puzzle of the Briar Pipe by Stuart Palmer
  247. Death Goes to School by Q. Patrick
  248. The Talkative Policeman by Rupert Penny
  249. A Close Call by Eden Phillpotts
  250. The Good Books by R. Philmore
  251. The Dumb Witness by T. Arthur Plummer
  252. Was the Mayor Murdered? by T. Arthur Plummer
  253. The Death Game by Captain A. O. Pollard
  254. Unofficial Spy by Captain A. O. Pollard
  255. Candidate for Murder by Mortimer Post
  256. Red for Danger by Evadne Price
  257. One Murdered, Two Dead by Milton Propper
  258. The Bath Mysteries by E. R. Punshon
  259. Halfway House by Ellery Queen
  260. The Door Between by Ellery Queen
  261. A Puzzle for Fools by Patrick Quentin
  262. One Man’s Muddle by E. Baker Quinn
  263. The 13th Mummy by Garnett Radcliffe
  264. Murder on the Day of Judgement by Virginia Rath
  265. Ferryman, Take Him Across by Virginia Rath
  266. Dead Man’s Control by Helen Reilly
  267. Mr Smith’s Hat by Helen Reilly
  268. Leatherface Lonergan Stakes a Claim by Peter Renwick
  269. Trouble at Glaye by Mrs Baillie Reynolds
  270. Death at Breakfast by John Rhode
  271. In Face of the Verdict by John Rhode
  272. Murder by Twenty-Five by Clifton Robbins
  273. Devil or Saint? by Colin Robertson
  274. The Marble Tomb Mystery by Colin Robertson
  275. President Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  276. White Velvet by Sax Rohmer
  277. Murder in the Family by James Ronald
  278. I’ll Grind Their Bones by Theodore Roscoe
  279. The Black Spot by John Ross
  280. The Moccasin Man by John Ross
  281. Death on Dartmoor by John Rowland
  282. The Professor Dies by John Rowland
  283. Death in the Wood by Charles Rushton
  284. Death of an Eloquent Man by Charlotte Murray Russell
  285. Death Meets the Coroner by J. Knox Ryland
  286. Highly Unsafe by Max Saltmarsh
  287. Highly Inflammable by Max Saltmarsh
  288. Murder is Infectious by Sutherland Scott
  289. Murder Without Mourners by Sutherland Scott
  290. The Four Dead Men by Spencer Simpson
  291. Murder at the Miramar by Edmund Snell
  292. Yellow Jacket by Edmund Snell
  293. The Museum Mystery by Andrew Soutar
  294. Or Give Me Death by Erle Spencer
  295. Murder Gone to Earth by Jonathan Stagge
  296. The Island Murder by Traill Stevenson
  297. Murder at the Bar by Traill Stevenson
  298. The Red Box by Rex Stout
  299. The Rubber Band by Rex Stout
  300. Death in Diamonds by H. R. Taunton
  301. The Crimson Patch by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  302. Out of Order by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  303. The Crimson Hair Murders by Darwin Teilhet
  304. The Feather Cloak Murders by Darwin Teilhet
  305. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey
  306. Dead End Street by Lee Thayer
  307. Dark of the Moon by Lee Thayer
  308. Who Killed Stella Pomeroy? By Sir Basil Thomson
  309. Invitation to Murder by Ralph Trevor
  310. Under Suspicion by Ralph Trevor
  311. Murder Paves the Way by Seldon Truss
  312. Rooksmiths by Seldon Truss
  313. Draw the Blinds by Seldon Truss
  314. Below the Clock by J. V. Turner
  315. Wings Above the Diamantina by Arthur Upfield
  316. Murder in Fiji by John W. Vandercook
  317. The Kidnap Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine
  1. The Ghost Man by Gerald Verner
  2. The Grim Joker by Gerald Verner
  3. The Hand of Fear by Gerald Verner
  4. The River Men by Gerald Verner
  5. The Seven Clues by Gerald Verner
  6. The Watcher by Gerald Verner
  7. Who Killed Gatton? by E. Charles Vivian
  8. With Intent to Kill by E. Charles Vivian
  9. Bury Him Darkly by Henry Wade
  10. Belt of Suspicion by H. Russell Wakefield
  11. Death of a Jazz King by Charles M. Walker
  12. Death Flies High by Rowland Walker
  13. Death of a Libertine by Carlton Wallace
  14. The Corpse in the Crimson Slippers by R. A. J. Walling
  15. The Corpse with the Dirty Face by R. A. J. Walling
  16. Mr Tolefree’s Reluctant Witnesses by R. A. J. Walling
  17. Dead or Alive by Patricia Wentworth
  18. Hole and Corner by Patricia Wentworth
  19. Reduction of Staff by F. J. Whaley
  20. Trouble in College by F. J. Whaley
  21. Murder Off Miami by Dennis Wheatley (Crime File #1)
  22. Death Calls the Jester by H. E. Wheeler
  23. The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White
  24. Dead Man Manor by Valentine Williams
  25. The Spider’s Touch by Valentine Williams
  26. Defeat of a Detective by Cecil M. Wills
  27. Fatal Accident by Cecil M. Wills
  28. Come Away Death by A. G. Wilson
  29. His Excellency, Governor Wallace by Alexander Wilson
  30. Which Way Came Death? by Faith Wolseley
  31. Hangman’s Child by Andrew Wood
  32. King Vagabond by Andrew Wood
  33. Nor Proven Castle by Andrew Wood
  34. Murder in Thin Air by Anthony Wynne

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