2022’s Vintage Mystery Reprints: A List

In my last post, which launched this year’s Reprint of the Year awards, I mentioned that there were over 160 possible reprints to choose from, which is a wonderful but also quite daunting amount! It is also not an easy number of titles to remember, which can make things tricky when it comes to nominating books for the final voting poll. So to make things easier for my participating bloggers and for my blog readers, who also get to nominate 3 three titles for the poll (see details in launch post), I created this list. To make it more user friendly I have grouped them by publisher.

If you see any errors (which is quite likely in a list this long), or any titles that I have missed, then let me know.

If you see a title you wish to nominate for the Reprint of the Year awards, please submit this nomination to the comments section of the launch post.

Finally, I am interested to know how many of these that you have read? I think I have only read 37. Are there any you are tempted to add to your 2023 TBR pile?

British Library

Death on the Downbeat by Sebastian Farr

Green for Danger by Christianna Brand

Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand

Crook O’ Lune by E. C. R. Lorac

Post After Post-Mortem by E. C. R. Lorac

Jumping Jenny by Anthony Berkeley

The Seat of the Scornful by John Dickson Carr

Death of a Bookseller by Bernard J. Farmer

The White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson

The Mysterious Mr Badman by W. F. Harvey

The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime

Final Acts: Theatrical Mysteries

Harper Collins/Collins Crime Club

The End of Andrew Harrison by Freeman Wills Crofts

Fatal Venture by Freeman Wills Crofts

Found Floating by Freeman Wills Crofts

Golden Ashes by Freeman Wills Crofts

James Tarrant, Adventurer by Freeman Wills Crofts

Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh

Penguin Books

The Hatter’s Ghost by Georges Simenon

The Venice Train by Georges Simenon

The New Investigations of Inspector Maigret by Georges Simenon

The People Opposite by Georges Simenon

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Moonstone Press

Requiem for Robert by Mary Fitt

Death and Mary Dazill by Mary Fitt

Three Sisters Flew Home by Mary Fitt

Death on Heron’s Mere by Mary Fitt

Murder Most Familiar by Marjorie Bremner

A Case of Books by Bruce Graeme

Death and the Pleasant Voices by Mary Fitt

And a Bottle of Rum by Bruce Graeme

American Mystery Classics

The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane

Headed for a Hearse by Jonathan Latimer

Deadline at Dawn by Cornell Woolrich

The Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor

The Case of the Shop Lifter’s Shoe by Erle Stanley Gardner

Murder on “B” Deck by Vincent Starrett

The Album by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Bigger They Come by Erle Stanley Gardner

The Spanish Cape Mystery by Ellery Queen

The Benson Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine

Cat’s Paw by Roger Scarlett

Golden Age Locked Room Mysteries

Dean Street Press

The Case of the Treble Twist by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Prodigal Daughter by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Deadly Diamonds by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Extra Grave by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Sapphire Brooch by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Three-Ring Puzzle by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Running Man by Christopher Bush

The Trail of the Three Lean Men by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Jumbo Sandwich by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Grand Alliance by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Heavenly Twin by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Careless Thief by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Dead Man Gone by Christopher Bush

The Case of the Good Employer by Christopher Bush

The Urgent Hangman by Peter Cheyney

Dangerous Curves by Peter Cheyney

Your Deal My Lovely by Peter Cheyney

Don’t Get Me Wrong by Peter Cheyney

Can Ladies Kill? by Peter Cheyney

This Man is Dangerous by Peter Cheyney

They Never Say When by Peter Cheyney

You Can’t Keep the Change by Peter Cheyney

You Can Always Duck by Peter Cheyney

Dark Wanton by Peter Cheyney

The Stars are Dark by Peter Cheyney

Dark Duet by Peter Cheyney

Calling Mr Callaghan by Peter Cheyney

Uneasy Term by Peter Cheyney

Sorry You’ve Been Troubled by Peter Cheyney

It Couldn’t Matter Less by Peter Cheyney

I’ll Say She Does by Peter Cheyney

Don’t Be Surprised by Peter Cheyney

Dames Don’t Care by Peter Cheyney

Poison Ivy by Peter Cheyney

Dark Interlude by Peter Cheyney

Dark Hero by Peter Cheyney

Spiderweb by Alice Campbell

Water Weed by Alice Campbell

Juggernaut by Alice Campbell

Flying Blind by Alice Campbell

Desire to Kill by Alice Campbell

The Murder of Caroline Bundy by Alice Campbell

The Click of the Gate by Alice Campbell

Death Framed in Silver by Alice Campbell

Keep Away from Water by Alice Campbell

The Sharp Quillet by Brian Flynn

The Case of Elymas the Sorcerer by Brian Flynn

The Swinging Death by Brian Flynn

Exit Sir John by Brian Flynn

Conspiracy at Angels by Brian Flynn

Verse Chorus Press

Faculty for Murder by June Wright

Galileo Publishing

Midsummer Murder by Clifford Witting

Dead on Time by Clifford Witting

Villainy at Vespers by Joan Cockin

Dancing with Death by Joan Coggins

Felony & Mayhem

A Murder Too Many by Elizabeth Ferrars

Stark House Press

The Money Trap by Lionel White

Love Trap by Lionel White

The Lying Ladies by Robert Finnegan

The Bandaged Nude by Robert Finnegan

Many a Monster by Robert Finnegan

The Footsteps on the Stairs by Jean Potts

The Troublemaker by Jean Potts

The Diehard by Jean Potts

My Brother’s Keeper by Jean Potts

High Sierra by W. R. Burnett

The Asphalt Jungle by W. R. Burnett

The Pale Door by Robert Martin

Death of a Ladies’ Man by Robert Martin

The Mexico Run by Lionel White

Jailbreak by Lionel White

Only the Good by Mary Collins

Death Freight and Other Murderous Excursions by Patrick Quentin

How to Commit a Murder by Danny Ahearn

Invitation to Murder by Lionel Black

A Party to Murder by Lionel Black

Death of an Intruder by Nedra Tyre

Twice so Fair by Nedra Tyre

Make my Coffin Strong by William R. Cox

The Make-Believe Man by Elizabeth Fenwick

A Friend of Mary Rose by Elizabeth Fenwick

Round Trip by Don Tracy

Criss-Cross by Don Tracy

Strip for Murder by Dolores Hitchens

The Flaming Jewel by Robert W. Chambers

The Talkers by Robert W. Chambers

Turning the Tables: The Short Stories of Helen Nielsen by Helen Nielsen

Grimhaven by Robert Joyce Tasker

The Girl in 304 by Harold R. Daniels

No Questions Asked by Edna Sherry

The Defense Does Not Rest by Edna Sherry

The Beautiful Stranger by Bernice Carey

The Missing Heiress by Bernice Carey

Coachwhip Publications

Ladies in Boxes by Burgess Gelett

The Ticking Terror Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet and Hildegarde Teilhet et al.

The Feather Cloak Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet and Hildegarde Teilhet et al.

The Crimson Hair Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet and Hildegarde Teilhet et al.

The Broken Face Murders by Darwin L. Teilhet and Hildegarde Teilhet et al.

Murder in the Family by Mary Hastings Bradley

Nice People Murder by Mary Hastings Bradley

Poison Case Number 10 by Louis Cornell

Murder Case Number 33 by Louis Cornell

Mike Lanson for Murder: Bye-Bye, Baby! by J. Harvey Bond/Russell Winterbotham

Murder Isn’t Funny by J. Harvey Bond/Russell Winterbotham

Kill Me with Kindness by J. Harvey Bond/Russell Winterbotham

If Wishes Were Hearses by J. Harvey Bond/Russell Winterbotham

Nice People Poison by Mary Hastings Bradley

Murder in Room 700 by Mary Hastings Bradley

The Band Played Murder by Edith Howie 

Cry Murder by Edith Howie

No Face to Murder by Edith Howie

The Thirteenth Guest by Armitage Trail

Drink the Green Water by Hugh Austin

The Milkmaid’s Millions by Hugh Austin

Murder in the Zoo by Babette Hughes

Murder in Church by Babette Hughes

Death Has Seven Faces by Hugh Austin

Pushkin Vertigo

Death on Gokumon Island by Seishi Yokomizo

Virago Modern Classics

R in the Month by Nancy Spain

Dreamscape Media

The Grand Babylon by Arnold Bennett

Crippen & Landru

Gideon and the Young Toughs and Other Stories by J. J. Marric

Kabaty Press

Beware of Railway Journeys by Frank Heller

Library of Congress Crime Classics

Room to Swing by Ed Lacy

Average Jones by Samuel Hopkins Adams

The Conjure Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher

The Metropolitan Opera Murders by Helen Traubel

Clover Press

The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett

Oleander Press

Who Killed Alfred Snow? By J. S. Fletcher

Murder at College by Victor Whitechurch

They also reissued a title they reprinted in 2013:

Fatality in Fleet Street by Christopher St John Sprigg

Mysterious Press/Open Road

Peril at Cranbury Hall by John Rhode

Dr Priestley Investigates by John Rhode

Tragedy on the Line by John Rhode

The Claverton Affair by John Rhode

The Venner Crime by John Rhode

Death in Harley Street by John Rhode

Blackthorn House by John Rhode

Black Heath Press

The Tin Tree by James Quince

Casual Slaughters by James Quince

The Cliff Path Mystery by Headon Hill

The Boat Race Murder by R. E. Swartwout

Three Strangers by Max Dalman

Vampire Abroad by Max Dalman

The Hidden Light by Max Dalman

Poison Unknown by Max Dalman

The Doctor Disappears by Max Dalman

Death before Day by Max Dalman

Death Disposes by Max Dalman

Death in May Morning by Max Dalman

The Burnt Bones Mystery by Max Dalman

The Missing Grave by Max Dalman

Third Alibi by Max Dalman

Mask for Murder by Max Dalman

Herald of Death by Max Dalman

Buried Once by Max Dalman


  1. Death Framed In Silver by Alice Campbell. (DSP)

    Casual Slaughters-James Quince
    The Tin Tree-James Quince
    The Cliff Path Mystery – Headon Hill
    The Boat Race Murder- RE Swartwout

    All 4 by Black Heath.

    Might be added?

    I have read 53 from your list and these 5.

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  2. I have read twenty-one books from this list although only half a dozen were new editions. I also plan to get several more books from this list, in particular some Alice Campbell and Hugh Austin volumes.

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  3. I do not know if you accept translations, but you haven’t mentioned Locked-Room International, which has done some work I’d love to nominate if at all possible, including the new Imamura DEATH WITHIN THE EVIL EYE.

    If not allowed, then from your provided list I’d like to nominate…

    GREEN FOR DANGER by Christianna Brand
    DEATH OF JEZEBEL by Christianna Brand

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    • Sorry, I do hope this comment isn’t late, and that it’s appropriate for me to nominate! I never contributed in ROY before and I was trying to figure out how this worked from your blog posts! Correct me if I made a mistake!

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      • No you are not too late, nominations can be submitted up until the release date of the poll. Although if you left it until the 11th hour I might not see the nominations in time. As it is you are in plenty of time. I try to get people to submit their nominations just to the comments section of the launch post, as that saves me checking multiple places and also reduces the chances of me missing any. But I wouldn’t stress about it! We do accept mysteries in translation, but I think Death within the Evil Eye is outside the publication date criteria. It looks like a new book?? An example of a translated book we had in the poll last year was The Honjin Murders which was originally published in the 1940s. Your other nominations are all fine though.


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