Past Hearings Archive

Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction (Novels)

Adair, Gilbert: And Then There Was No One (2009)

Afford, Max: Blood on his Hands (1937)

Aird, Catherine: Little Knell (2000)

Allan, Mable Esther: Death Goes Dancing (2014)

Ambler, Eric: Passage of Arms (1959)

Ames, Delano: Death of a Fellow Traveller (1950), The Body on Page One (1951), The Man with Three Jaguars (1961)

Armstrong, Margaret: Murder in Stained Glass (1939)

Arthur, Frank: The Suva Harbour Mystery (Who Killed Netta Maul?) (1941)

Ayatsuji, Yukito: The Decagon House Murders (1987)

Barron, Stephanie: Jane and the Wandering Eye (1998)

Bebris, Carrie: The Suspicion at Sanditon (2015)

Beeding, Francis: The Norwich Victims (1931)

Bell, Josephine: The Trouble in Hunter’s Ward (1976)

Bellairs, George: Death of a Busybody (1942)

Bentley, E. C.: Trent’s Last Case (1913)

Berkeley, Anthony: The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929)

Berrow, Norman: The Bishop’s Sword (1948)

Blake, Nicholas: A Question of Proof (1935), The Widow’s Cruise (1959), The Morning After Death (1966)

Bowers, Dorothy: Deed Without a Name (1940)

Branch, Pamela: The Wooden Overcoat (1951), Murder’s Little Sister (1958)

Brett, Simon: What Bloody Man is That? (1987)

Bruce, Leo: Case for Three Detectives (1936), Cold Blood (1952)

Bude, John: The Cheltenham Square Murder (1937), Death on the Riviera (1952)

Burton, MilesThe Secret of High Eldersham (1930), Death in the Tunnel (1936)

Cannan, Joanna: Murder Included (1950)

Camilleri, Andrea: The Patience of the Spider (2004)

Campbell, R. T.: Bodies in a Bookshop (1946)

Capes, Bernard: The Mystery of the Skeleton Key (1919)

Carr, Glyn: Murder on the Matterhorn (1951)

Carr, John Dickson: It Walks by Night (1930), The Hollow Man (1935), The Burning Court (1937), The Crooked Hinge (1938), The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941), The Nine Wrong Answers (1952)

Carter Dickson: The White Priory Murders (1934),  The Peacock Feather Murders (1937), The Judas Window (1938)

Chabon, Michael: The Final Solution (2004)

Channon, E. M.: The Chimney Murder (1929)

Christie, Agatha: The Big Four (1924/1927), Murder on the Orient Express (1934), Cards on the Table (1936), Murder is Easy (1939), Five Little Pigs (1942), The Moving Finger (1943), Towards Zero (1944), Taken at the Flood (1948), Destination Unknown (1954), 4:50 from Paddington (1957)

Clason, Clyde B. : Poison Jasmine (1940), Dragon’s Cave (1940)

Coggins, Joan: Penelope Passes: Or Why Did She Die? (1946), Dancing with Death (1947)

Coles, G. D. H. and Margaret: The Man from the River (1928)

Coles, Manning: Green Hazard (1945), The Fifth Man (1946), Let the Tiger Die (1947)

Connington, J. J. : The Sweepstake Murders (1931)

Conway, Hugh: Called Back (1883)

Cossé, Laurence: A Novel Bookstore (2009)

Crane, Frances: The Turquoise Shop (1941), The Golden Box (1942)

Crispin, Edmund: The Moving Toyshop (1946)

Crofts, Freeman Wills: The Hog’s Back Mystery (1933) Antidote to Venom (1938)

Daly, Elizabeth: Unexpected Night (1940), Evidence of Things Seen (1943), Death and Letters (1950)

Daniel, Glyn: Welcome Death (1954)

De Angelis, Augusto: The Murdered Banker (1935), The Hotel of the Three Roses (1936), The Mystery of the Three Orchids (1942)

Dillon, Eilís: Death at Crane’s Court (1953), Sent to his Account (1954), Death in the Quadrangle (1956)

Dodge, David: Plunder of the Sun (1949)

Doherty, Paul: The Treason of Ghosts (2000)

Domestic, Malice: The Sunken Sailor (2004)

Downing, Todd: Murder on Tour (1933), The Cat Screams (1934)

Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Valley of Fear (1914)

Duncan, Francis: Murder for Christmas (1949)

Durbridge, Francis: Send for Paul Temple (1938), Paul Temple and The Front Page Men (1939)

East, Roger: Twenty-Five Sanitary Inspectors (1935)

Edwards, Martin: All the Lonely People (1991), The Coffin Trail (2004)

Farjeon, J. Jefferson: Thirteen Guests (1936), The Z Murders (1932) The House Opposite (1931), The Oval Table (1946)

Fielding, A. E.: The Eames-Erskine Case (1925)

Forsythe, Robin: Missing or Murdered (1929), The Polo Ground Mystery (1932), The Pleasure Cruise Mystery (1933), The Ginger Cat Mystery (1935), The Spirit Murder Mystery (1936)

Fowler, Sydney: Rex v Anne Bickerton (1930)

Fraser-Sampson, Guy: Miss Christie Regrets (2017)

Freeman, R. Austin: The Red Thumb Mark (1907)

Froest, Frank: The Grell Mystery (1913)

Gaboriau, Émile: The Blackmailer (1867)

Garcia- Ruiz, Luiz-Alfredo Alone in the Crowd (2007)

Gardner, Erle Stanley: The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933), The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1939), The Case of the Restless Red Head (1954)

Garve, Andrew: No Tears for Hilda (1950)

Gilbert, Michael: Death Has Deep Roots (1951), The Danger Within (1952)

Gill, Elizabeth: Strange Holiday/The Crime Coast (1931)

Green, Anna Katharine: The Leavenworth Case (1878)

Halter, Paul: The Seventh Hypothesis (1991), The Seven Wonders of Crime (1997)

Hare, CyrilTenant for Death (1937), With a Bare Bodkin (1946), When the Wind Blows (1949), An English Murder (1951)

Harvey, Marion: The Mystery of the Hidden Room (1922)

Hastings, Macdonald: Cork on the Water (1951)

Haynes, Annie: The Abbey Court Murder (1923), The Bungalow Mystery (1923), The Blue Diamond (1925), The House in Charlton Crescent (1926), The Crow’s Inn Tragedy (1927) The Man with the Dark Beard (1928), The Crime at Tattenham Corner (1929), Who Killed Charmian Karslake? (1929), The Crystal Beads Murder (1930)

Highsmith, Patricia: The Talented Mr Ripley (1955)

Hill, Suzette, A.: Bones in High Places (2010), A Bedlam of Bones (2011), The Primrose Pursuit (2016)

Hilton, James: Was it Murder? (1931)

Holt, Anne: 1222 (2007)

Horowitz, Anthony: Magpie Murders (2016)

Innes, Michael: Lord Mullion’s Secret (1981)

Ishiguro, Kazuo: When We Were Orphans (2000)

Japrisot, Sebastian: The Sleeping-Car Murders (1962)

Jerrold, Ianthe: The Studio Crime (1929), Dead Man’s Quarry (1930), Let Him Lie (1940), There May Be Danger (1948)

Kaye, M. M.: Death in Berlin (1955),  Death in Cyprus (1956), Death in Kenya (1958)

Keating, H. R. F.: The Perfect Murder (1964) Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote (1976) The Body in the Billiard Room (1987)

Keeler, Harry Stephen: The Riddle of the Travelling Skull (1934)

Khan, Vaseem: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (2015)

Knight, Kathleen Moore: The Trouble at Turkey Hill (1949)

Kitchin, C. H. B.: Crime at Christmas (1934)

Lahlum, Hans Olav: The Human Flies (2010), The Catalyst Killing (2015), Chameleon People (2016)

Lee, Austin: Sheep’s Clothing (1955)

Levinrew, Will: Death Points a Finger (1933)

Little, Constance and Gwenyth: The Black Headed Pins (1938)

Lockridge, Frances and Richard: A Client is Cancelled (1951)

Loder, Vernon: The Mystery at Stowe (1928)

Lorac, E. C. R: Black Beadle (1939)

Macdonald, Philip: The Rasp (1924), The Noose (1930)

Macdonell, A. G.: The Factory on the Cliff (1928)

Marsh, Ngaio: Death and the Dancing Footman (1942), Colour Scheme (1943), Dead Water (1964), Death at the Dolphin (1967), Black as he’s Painted (1974), Photo Finish (1980)

McCabe, Cameron: The Face on the Cutting Room Floor (1937)

McCloy, Helen: Alias Basil Willing (1951)

Melville, Alan: Quick Curtain (1934), Death of Anton (1936), Warning to Critics (1936)

Mersereau, John: Murder Loves Company (1940)

Mitchell, Gladys: Come Away Death (1937), When Last I Died (1941), Here Comes the Chopper (1946)

Montgomery, Ione: The Golden Dress (1940)

Morgan, Lorna Nicholl: Another Little Christmas Mystery (1947)

Morrah, Dermot: The Mummy Case Mystery (1933)

Moyes, Patricia: Black Widower (1975)

Muir, Augustus: The House of Lies (1932)

Norman, James: Murder Chop Chop (1942)

Ockley, Martha: The Reluctant Detective (2010)

Offord, Lenore Glen: Skeleton Key (1943)

Palmer, Stuart: The Puzzle of the Silver Persian (1934)

Pavlov, Oleg: The Matiushin Case (1997)

Peck, Winifred: The Warrielaw Jewel (1933)

Penny, Rupert: Sealed Room Murder (1941)

Perutz, Leo: Master of the Day of Judgement (1921)

Pim, Sheila: A Brush With Death (1950)

Punshon, E. R.: Comes a Stranger (1938), Helen Passes (1947)

Queen, Ellery: The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935), The Origin of Evil (1951)

Rhode, John: Dr Priestley Investigates (1930)

Rice, Craig: The Corpse Steps Out (1940), The Wrong Murder (1940),  Home, Sweet Homicide (1944)

Richard, Kel: The Corpse in the Cellar (2015), The Country House Murders (2015)

Richardson, Frank: The Mayfair Mystery (1907)

Rinehart, Mary Roberts: Miss Pinkerton (1932), The Yellow Room (1945)

Robinson, Peter: In a Dry Season (2000)

Rolls, Anthony: Family Matters (1933), Scarweather (1934)

Roos, Kelley: If the Shroud Fits (1941)

Rowe, Jennifer: Grim Pickings (1987)

Rowland, John: Murder in the Museum (1938), Calamity in Kent (1950)

Rutland, Harriet: Knock, Murderer, Knock (1938), Bleeding Hooks (1940), Blue Murder (1942)

Sansom, Ian: The Case of the Missing Books (2006), Westmorland Alone (2016), Essex Poison (2017)

Sarsfield, Maureen: Murder at Beechlands (1948)

Sayers, Dorothy L: Murder Must Advertise (1933), Gaudy Night (1935), Busman’s Honeymoon (1937), Double Death (1939)

Scherf, Margaret: Glass on the Stairs (1954)

Sheridan, Juanita: The Mamo Murders (1952), The Waikiki Widow (1953)

Simenon, George: The Murderer (1937)

Sjöwall, Maj and Wahlöö, Per: The Fire Engine That Disappeared (1969)

Skvorecky, Josef: The Return of Lieutenant Boruvka (1981)

St. John Sprigg, Christopher: Death of an Airman (1934)

Strange, John Stephen: Look Your Last (1943), Deadly Beloved (1952)

Stout, Rex: The Rubber Band (1936), The Red Box (1936), Too Many Cooks (1938),  A Right To Die (1964)

Swann, Leonie: Three Bags Full (2005)

Symons, Julian: The Man Whose Dreams Came True (1968)

Taylor, Andrew: Fireside Gothic (2016)

Taylor, Phoebe Atwood: The Criminal C. O. D. (1940) The Six Iron Spiders (1942), Punch with Care (1946)

Tey, Josephine: The Singing Sands (1952)

The Mulgray Twins: No Suspicious Circumstances (2007)

Thompson, Basil: Richardson’s First Case (1933)

Thynne, Molly: The Case of Sir Adam Braid (1930),  The Crime at Noah’s Ark (1931), Death in the Dentist’s Chair (1932)

Tilton, Alice: The Iron Clew (1947)

Tyler, L. C.: Cat Among the Herrings (2016)

Underwood, Michael: Murder on Trial (1954)

Upfield, Arthur: Wings Above the Diamantina (1936), The Bachelors of Broken Hill (1950)

Van Gulik, Robert: The Lacquer Screen (1962)

Vandercook, J. W.: Murder in Trinidad (1934)

Wade, Henry: The Verdict of You All (1926), Mist on the Saltings (1933), Lonely Magdalen (1940)

Wagner, Jan Costin: Ice Moon (2003)

Wallace, Edgar: The Terror (1929) and White Face (1930)

Wells, H. G.: The Invisible Man (1897)

Wentworth, Patricia: Fool Errant (1929), Who Pays the Piper? (1940), Silence in Court (1945), The Key (1946), The Fingerprint (1959)

White, Ethel Lina: She Faded into Air (1941), The Man Who Was Not There (1943)

Whitechurch, Victor L.: The Crime at Diana’s Pool (1926)

Wilson, Alexander: The Mystery of Tunnel 51 (1928)

Witting, Clifford: Measure for Murder (1941)

Wright, June: Murder in the Telephone Exchange (1948), So Bad a Death (1949) Duck Season Death (2015)

Wynne, Anthony: Murder of a Lady (1931)

Youngman Carter, Philip: Mr Campion’s Farthing (1969)


Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction (Short Stories)

Bramah, Ernest: Max Carrados (1914)

Chesterton, G. K.: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922)

Christie, Agatha: Parker Pyne Investigates (1934), The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories, ‘The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding’ (1960)

Cleeves, Ann (ed.): The Starlings and Other Stories (2015)

Dunsany, Lord: Two Bottles of Relish: The Little Tales of Smethers and Other Stories (1952)

Edwards, Martin (ed.): Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015)

Froëst, Frank and George Dilnot: The Crime Club (1915)

Lackberg, Camilla: The Scent of Almonds and Other Stories (2015)

LeBlanc, Maurice: Arsene Lupin vs. Holmlock Shears (1908/10)

Marsh, Ngaio: The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh (1989)

Queen, Ellery: ‘The Dauphin Doll’

Sayers: ‘Talboys’ (1942)

Skvorecky, Josef: Sins for Father Knox (1973) Part 1, Part 2,


Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction (Films)

Mr Holmes (2015)

Sabotage (1936)

Secret Agent (1936)

Suspicion (1941)

The Green Man (1956)

Wrong Number (1959)


Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction (Plays)

And Then There Were None (2015)


Books about Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction

Aldridge, Mark: Agatha Christie on Screen (2016)

Bargainnier, Earl: Comic Crime (1987)

Bernthal, J. C.: The Ageless Agatha Christie: Essays on the Mysteries and the Legacy (2016)

Christie, Agatha: The Quotable Poirot (2015)

Dundas, Zach: The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes (2015)

Edwards, Martin: The Golden Age of Murder (2015)

Forshaw, Barry: Crime Uncovered: Detective (2016)

Harkup, Kathryn: A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015)

Haycraft, Howard: The Art of the Mystery Story (1946)

Hoffman, Megan: Gender and Representation in British ‘Golden Age’ Crime Fiction (2016)

Hopkins, Lisa: Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction (2016)

Klein, Kathleen Gregory: The Woman Detective: Gender and Genre (1988)

Ramsey, G. C.: Agatha Christie: Mistress of Mystery (1967)

Sayers, Dorothy L.: Taking Detective Stories Seriously: The Collected Crime Reviews of Dorothy L Sayers (2017)

Stewart, Rebecca and Fiona Peters: Crime Uncovered: Antihero (2016)