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)

Akunin, Boris: All the World’s a Stage (2017), Black City (2018), Not Saying Goodbye (2019)

Allan, Mable Esther: Death Goes Dancing (2014)

Allen, Conrad: Murder on the Minnesota (2002)

Allingham, Margery: Police at the Funeral (1931), The Case of the Late Pig (1937)

Ambler, Eric: Passage of Arms (1959)

Ames, Delano: He Found Himself Murdered (1947), Death of a Fellow Traveller (1950), The Body on Page One (1951), Murder, Maestro, Please (1952), No Mourning for the Matador (1953), Crime, Gentlemen, Please (1954), Landscape with Corpse (1955), Crime Out of Mind (1956), For Old Crime’s Sake (a.k.a. Lucky Jane) (1958), The Man with the Tricorn Hat (1960), The Man with Three Jaguars (1961), The Man with Three Chins (1965)

Armstrong, Charlotte: Mischief (1950), Catch as Catch Can (1953), A Dram of Poison (1956), Incident at a Corner (1957), A Little Less Than Kind (1964), Night Call and Other Stories of Suspense (2014)

Armstrong, Margaret: Murder in Stained Glass (1939)

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

Ashby, R. C.: Death on Tiptoe (1931)

Ayatsuji, Yukito: The Decagon House Murders (1987)

Bardin, John Franklin: The Deadly Percheron (1947), The Last of Philip Banter (1947), Devil Take the Blue Tail Fly (1948)

Barnard, Robert: The Missing Bronte (1983)

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

Bebris, Carrie: The Suspicion at Sanditon (2015)

Beeding, Francis: Death Walks in Eastrepps (1931), The Norwich Victims (1935)

Bell, Josephine: Bones in the Barrow (1953), The Trouble in Hunter’s Ward (1976)

Bellairs, George: Death of a Busybody (1942), Death Stops the Frolic (1944), He’d Rather Be Dead (1945), The Case of the Famished Parson (1949), Dead March for Penelope Blow (1951), A Knife for Harry Dodds (1953), The Body in the Dumb River (1961), Surfeit of Suspects (1964)

Bennett, Margot: The Man Who Didn’t Fly (1955)

Benson, Clara: The Murder at Sissingham Hall (2014)

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

Bentley, Nicolas: Third Party Risk (1953)

Berckman, Evelyn: The Beckoning Dream (1956), The Blind Villain (1956), No Known Grave (1958)

Berkeley, Anthony: The Layton Court Mystery (1925), Mr Priestley’s Problem (1927), The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929), The Piccadilly Murder (1929), The Second Shot (1930), Top Storey Murder (1931), Murder in the Basement (1932), Jumping Jenny (1933), Panic Party (1934), Trial and Error (1937), A Puzzle in Poison (aka Not To Be Taken) (1938)

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

Blake, Nicholas: A Question of Proof (1935), There’s Trouble Brewing (1937), The Beast Must Die (1938), The Smiler with the Knife (1939), The Case of the Abominable Snowman (1941), The Widow’s Cruise (1959), The Morning After Death (1966)

Blake, Sexton: Sexton Blake and the Great War (2020) [The Blake stories were written by many writers so it is easier to list them by the central character. The three novellas contained therein are from 1908, 1915 and 1916.]

Boucher, Anthony: The Case of the Crumpled Knave (1939), The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (1940), The Case of the Seven Sneezes (1942), Rocket to the Morgue (1942)

Bowers, Dorothy: Deed Without a Name (1940)

Brahms, Caryl and S. J. Simon: A Bullet for the Ballet (1937), Casino For Sale (1938)

Branch, Pamela: The Wooden Overcoat (1951), Murder Every Monday (1954), Murder’s Little Sister (1958)

Brand, Christianna: Death in High Heels (1941), Heads You Lose (1941), Green for Danger (1944), Suddenly at His Residence (1947), Death of Jezebel (1948), Cat and Mouse (1950), London Particular (1952), Tour De Force (1955)

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

Brock, Lynn: Q. E. D. (1930), Nightmare (1932)

Brown, Fredric: Murder Can Be Fun (1948), Night of the Jabberwock (1950)

Browne, Douglas G.: The May Week Murders (1937)

Bruce, Leo: Case for Three Detectives (1936), Case Without a Corpse (1937) The Case with No Conclusion (1939), Case with Four Clowns (1939), Case with Ropes and Rings (1940),  Case for Sergeant Beef (1947), Neck and Neck (1951),  Cold Blood (1952), Death of a Commuter (1967)

Buchan, John: The Power-House (1913)

Bude, John: The Cheltenham Square Murder (1937), Death Knows No Calendar (1942), Death in White Pyjamas (1944), Death on the Riviera (1952)

Burton, MilesThe Secret of High Eldersham (1930), Death in the Tunnel (1936), Murder M. D. (1943)

Bush, Christopher: Murder at Fenwold (1930), Dancing Death (1931), Cut Throat (1932), The Case of the April Fools (1933), The Case of the Monday Murders (1936), The Case of the Platinum Blonde (1944), The Case of the Housekeeper’s Hair (1948), The Case of the Haven Hotel (1948), The Case of the Counterfeit Colonel (1952), The Case of the Flowery Corpse (1956)

Cannan, Joanna: Death at the Dog (1940), Murder Included (1950)

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

Campbell, Alice: Spider Web (1938), Travelling Butcher (1944)

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

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

Carey, Bernice: The Reluctant Murderer (1949), The Body on the Sidewalk (1950), The Man Who Got Away With It (1950), The Three Widows (1952)

Carlon, Patricia: The Running Woman (1966), The Whispering Wall (1969)

Carnac, Carol: Crossed Skis (1952) (This is also a penname for E. C. R. Lorac)

Carr, Glyn: Murder on the Matterhorn (1951)

Carr, John Dickson: It Walks by Night (1930), Castle Skull (1931), Death Watch (1935), The Hollow Man (1935), The Burning Court (1937), The Crooked Hinge (1938), The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939), The Problem of the Green Capsule (1939), The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941), Till Death Do Us Part (1944), The Nine Wrong Answers (1952), Patrick Butler for the Defence (1956)

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

Cecil, Henry: According to the Evidence (1954), The Asking Price (1966), Cross Purposes (1976)

Chabon, Michael: The Final Solution (2004)

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

Christie, Agatha: The Man in the Brown Suit (1924), The Big Four (1924/1927), Partners in Crime (1929), Three-Act Tragedy (1934), Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934), Murder on the Orient Express (1934), Death in the Clouds (1935), Cards on the Table (1936), Dumb Witness (1937), Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938), Murder is Easy (1939), N or M? (1941), Five Little Pigs (1942), The Body in the Library (1942), The Moving Finger (1943), Towards Zero (1944), Death Comes as the End (1944), Taken at the Flood (1948), Crooked House (1949), A Murder is Announced (1950), They Came to Baghdad (1951), Destination Unknown (1954), Dead Man’s Folly (1956), 4:50 from Paddington (1957), Ordeal by Innocence (1958), Cat Among the Pigeons (1959), A Caribbean Mystery (1964), Hallowe’en Party (1969), Postern of Fate (1973), Sleeping Murder (1976)

Clandon, Henrietta: Good By Stealth (1936)

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

Clinton-Baddeley, V. C.: Death’s Bright Dart (1964)

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 Dangerfield Talisman (1926), The Sweepstake Murders (1931)

Conway, Hugh: Called Back (1883), Dark Days (1885) – with Andrew Lang’s parody: Much Darker Days

Corbett, James: Death By Appointment (1945)

Cossé, Laurence: A Novel Bookstore (2009)

Cowdroy, Joan A.: Murder of Lydia (1933)

Coxe, George Harmon: The Camera Clue (1943)

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

Crispin, Edmund: The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944), The Moving Toyshop (1946), Love Lies Bleeding (1948), Buried for Pleasure (1948)

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

Cullingford, Guy: Post Mortem (1953), Conjurer’s Coffin (1954)

Curtis, Peter: Dead March in Three Keys (1940) (Curtis was a pen name for Norah Lofts)

Curtiss, Ursula: The Noonday Devil (1951), The Deadly Climate (1955), The Menace Within (1979)

Dalton, Moray: The Strange Case of Harriet Hall (1936), The Art School Murders (1943)

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

Dane, Clemence and Helen Simpson: Enter Sir John (1928)

Daniel, Glyn: Welcome Death (1954)

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

Dean, Elizabeth: Murder is a Collector’s Item (1939)

Dickson, Carter: The White Priory Murders (1934),  The Peacock Feather Murders (1937), The Judas Window (1938), She Died a Lady (1943), He Wouldn’t Kill Patience (1944)

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

Disney, Dorothy Cameron: Crimson Friday (1943)

Disney, Doris Miles: Family Skeleton (1949), Room for Murder (1955), The Departure of Mr Gaudette (1964), Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1970)

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), Vultures in the Sky (1935), Murder on the Tropic (1936)

Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), The Valley of Fear (1914)

Duncan, Francis: Murder Has a Motive (1947), Murder for Christmas (1949)

Durbridge, Francis: Send for Paul Temple (1938), Paul Temple and The Front Page Men (1939), Paul Temple and the Kelby Affair (1970)

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

Eberhart, Mignon. G.: The Patient in Room 18 (1929), Speak No Evil (1941), Man Missing (1953)

Edwards, Martin: All the Lonely People (1991), The Coffin Trail (2004), Gallows Court (2018), Mortmain Hall (2020)

Eliot, Jr.: Henry Ware: The Rumble Murders (1932)

Ellin, Stanley: The Key to Nicholas Street (1953)

Ellis, Kate: The Death Season (2015), A High Mortality of Doves (2016)

Elvestad, Sven: The Final Days of Abbot Montrose (2018) (originally published as Montrose (1917))

Farjeon, J. Jefferson: Mystery in White (1937), Seven Dead (1939), Thirteen Guests (1936), The Z Murders (1932) The House Opposite (1931), The Oval Table (1946), Ben on the Job (1952)

Fenwick, E. P.: Two Names for Death (1945)

Fenisong, Ruth: Deadlock (1952), Dead Weight (1962)

Ferrars, Elizabeth: Don’t Monkey with Murder (1942), Enough to Kill a Horse (1955), Breath of Suspicion (1972), Frog in the Throat (1980), Root of All Evil (1984)

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

Fitt, Mary: Three Sisters Flew Home (1936)

Fletcher, Lucille: …And Presumed Dead (1962), Eighty Dollars to Stamford (1975)

Flower, Pat: Goodbye Sweet William (1959), Shadow Show (1976)

Flynn, Brian: The Billiard-Room Mystery (1927), The Case of the Black Twenty-Two (1928), The Mystery of the Peacock’s Eye (1928), The Murders Near Mapleton (1929), Murder En Route (1930), The Spiked Lion (1933), Tread Softly (1937)

Foldes, Yolanda: Mind Your Own Murder (1948)

Ford, Leslie: Murder in Maryland (1932)

Forester, C. S.: Plain Murder (1930), The Pursued (2011)

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), A Whiff of Cyanide (2017), A Death in the Night (2017)

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

Fremlin, Celia: The Hours Before Dawn (1958), Uncle Paul (1959), Appointment with Yesterday (1972), The Long Shadow (1975), Listening in the Dusk (1990)

Froest, Frank: The Grell Mystery (1913)

Frome, David: Two Against Scotland Yard (1931)

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 Turning Tide (1941), The Case of the Restless Red Head (1954)

Garve, Andrew: No Tears for Hilda (1950), Murder in Moscow (1951), Frame Up (1964), Home to Roost (1976)

Gilbert, Anthony: Death in Fancy Dress (1933), Courtier to Death (1936) (a.k.a. The Dover Train Mystery), The Clock in the Hat Box (1939), The Woman in Red (1941), Don’t Open the Door! (1945), The Spinster’s Secret (1946), Death Knocks Three Times (1949), Riddle of a Lady (1956), Death Takes a Wife (1959), Third Crime Lucky (1959), She Shall Die (1961)

Gilbert, Michael: Smallbone Deceased (1950), Death Has Deep Roots (1951), The Danger Within (1952), Blood and Judgement (1959), Death of a Favourite Girl (1980)

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

Green, Anna Katharine: The Leavenworth Case (1878)

Greenwood, Edwin: The Deadly Dowager (1934), French Farce (1937)

Gribble, Leonard: The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)

Hall, Parnell: A Clue for the Puzzle Lady (1999), Last Puzzle and Testament (2000)

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

Hamilton, Bruce: Too Much Of Water (1958)

Hamilton, Elaine: The Westminster Mystery (1930)

Hamilton, Henrietta: Answer in the Negative (1959)

Hare, CyrilTenant for Death (1937), Death is No Sportsman (1938), Suicide Excepted (1939), With a Bare Bodkin (1946), When the Wind Blows (1949), An English Murder (1951)

Hart, Frances Noyes: The Bellamy Trial (1927)

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

Hastings, Macdonald: Cork on the Water (1951)

Hay, Mavis Doriel: Murder Underground (1934)

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)

Henderson, Donald: Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper (1943), A Voice Like Velvet (1944)

Hewitt, Kathleen: Plenty Under the Counter (1943)

Heyer, Georgette: A Blunt Instrument (1938)

Highsmith, Patricia: The Talented Mr Ripley (1955), The Two Faces of January (1964)

Hill, Suzette, A.: Bones in High Places (2010), A Bedlam of Bones (2011), The Primrose Pursuit (2016), Deadly Primrose (2020)

Hilton, James: Was it Murder? (1931)

Hitchens, Dolores: Stairway to an Empty Room (1951), Terror Lurks In Darkness (1953)

Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay: The Death Wish (1934), The Obstinate Murderer (1938), Net of Cobwebs (1945)

Holt, Anne: 1222 (2007)

Horniman, Roy: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1907)

Horowitz, Anthony: Magpie Murders (2016), The Word is Murder (2017), The Sentence is Death (2018), Moonflower Murders (2020)

Huang, Christopher: A Gentleman’s Murder (2018)

Hubbard, Margaret Ann: Murder Takes the Veil (1950), Sister Simon’s Murder Case (1959)

Hughes, Dorothy B.: Ride the Pink Horse (1946)

Hull, Richard: The Murder of My Aunt (1934), Keep It Quiet (1935), Murder Isn’t Easy (1936), Excellent Intentions (1938), And Death Came Too (1939), Left-Handed Death (1946)

Hume, Fergus: The Millionaire Mystery (1901)

Hyland, Stanley: Who Goes Hang? (1958)

Innes, Michael: The Weight of the Evidence (1944), Lord Mullion’s Secret (1981)

Ishiguro, Kazuo: When We Were Orphans (2000)

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

Jay, Charlotte: Beat Not the Bones (1952)

Jecks, Michael: The Sticklepath Strangler (2001)

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

John, Romilly and Katherine: Death by Request (1933)

Jones, Lena: The Secret Key (2018)

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)

Kelly, Mary: The Christmas Egg (1958)

Kerr, Geoffrey: Under the Influence (1953)

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

King, Laurie R.: Justice Hall (2002)

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

Knight, Alanna: Murder Lies Waiting (2018)

Knight, Kathleen Moore: Exit a Star (1941), The Trouble at Turkey Hill (1949)

Lahlum, Hans Olav: The Human Flies (2010), The Catalyst Killing (2015), Chameleon People (2016), The Anthill Murders (2017)

Lang, Maria: No More Murders (1951)

Laing, Patrick: Stone Dead (1947)

Laurain, Antoine: The Readers’ Room (2020)

Lawrence, Hilda: Blood Upon the Snow (1944), The Pavilion (1946), Death of a Doll (1947), Duet of Death (1949)

Lee, Austin: Sheep’s Clothing (1955), Miss Hogg and the Bronte Murders (1956)

Levinrew, Will: Death Points a Finger (1933)

Little, Constance and Gwenyth: The Black Headed Pins (1938), The Black Gloves (1939), Black Corridor (1940), The Black Shroud (1941), The Black Rustle (1941), The Black Honeymoon (1944), The Black Express (Great Black Kanba) (1945), The Black Stocking (1947), The Black Coat (1948), The Blackout (1951), The Black Iris (1953) (who published under the penname Conyth Little)

Lockridge, Frances and Richard: A Client is Cancelled (1951), Burnt Offering (1955), Voyage into Violence (1956), The Judge is Reversed (1960)

Loder, Vernon: The Mystery at Stowe (1928), The Shop Window Murders (1930)

Lorac, E. C. R: Bats in the Belfry (1937), Black Beadle (1939), Checkmate to Murder (1944), Murder by Matchlight (1945), Fire in the Thatch (1946) Still Waters (1949), Murder in the Mill Race (1952)

Lowndes, Marie Belloc: Motive (1938)

Macdonald, Philip: The Rasp (1924), The Noose (1930), The Rynox Mystery (1930), Murder Gone Mad (1931), The Choice/The Polferry Riddle (1931), The Crime Conductor (1931 US, 1932 UK), X v. Rex (1933)

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

Mackintosh, Clare: Let Me Lie (2018)

Mainwaring, Marion: Murder in Pastiche (1955)

Malet, Léo: 120 Rue de la Gare (1943)

Marsh, Ngaio: Overture to Death (1939), Death and the Dancing Footman (1942), Colour Scheme (1943), Scales of Justice (1955), Dead Water (1964), Death at the Dolphin (1967), Black as he’s Painted (1974), Photo Finish (1980)

Mason, A. E. W.: The House of the Arrow (1924)

Mason, Sara E.: Murder Rents a Room (1943), The Crimson Feather (1945)

Masterman, J. C. : The Case of the Four Friends (1956)

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

McCloy, Helen: The Deadly Truth (1943), Through a Glass Darkly (1950), Alias Basil Willing (1951), Wish You Were Dead (1958) (an abridged version of She Walks Alone (1948), A Question of Time (1971)

McGerr, Patricia: Pick Your Victim (1946), The Seven Deadly Sisters (1947), Follow as the Night (1950), Fatal in my Fashion (1955), Murder is Absurd (1967)

McGivern, William P.: Very Cold for May (1950)

Meade, Dorothy Cole: Fatal Shadows (1933), Death Over Her Shoulders (1939)

Meredith, Anne: Portrait of a Murderer (1933)

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

Mersereau, John: Murder Loves Company (1940)

Millar, Margaret: Wall of Eyes (1943), Vanish in an Instant (1952), A Stranger in my Grave (1960)

Mills, Osmington: Stairway to Murder (1959)

Milne, A. A.: Four Days Wonder (1933)

Mitchell, Gladys: The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop (1929), Come Away Death (1937), When Last I Died (1941), Here Comes the Chopper (1946), Groaning Spinney (1950)

Montgomery, Ione: The Golden Dress (1940)

Morgan, Lorna Nicholl: The Death Box (1946), Another Little Christmas Mystery (1947)

Morrah, Dermot: The Mummy Case Mystery (1933)

Morris, R. A. V.: The Lyttleton Case (1922)

Moyes, Patricia: Dead Men Don’t Ski (1959), The Sunken Sailor (1961), Black Widower (1975)

Muir, Augustus: The House of Lies (1932)

Mukherjee, Abir: A Rising Man (2016), A Necessary Evil (2017), Smoke and Ashes (2018)

Murray, Max: The Right Honourable Corpse (1952)

Neville, Margot: Murder of Olympia (1956)

Newman, Margaret: Murder to Music (1959)

Norman, James: Murder Chop Chop (1942)

Ockley, Martha: The Reluctant Detective (2010), The Advent of Murder (2013)

O’Connor, John M.: Anonymous Footsteps (1932)

Offord, Lenore Glen: The Nine Dark Hours (1941), Skeleton Key (1943), My True Love Lies (1947)

Olsen, D. B.: Cats Don’t Need Coffins (1946)

Osman, Richard: The Thursday Murder Club (2020)

Palmer, StuartMurder on the Blackboard (1932), The Puzzle of the Silver Persian (1934), The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan (1941), Exit Laughing (1954)

Pavlov, Oleg: The Matiushin Case (1997)

Peck, Winifred: The Warrielaw Jewel (1933), Arrest the Bishop? (1949)

Penny, Rupert: Sealed Room Murder (1941)

Perry, Tyline: The Owner Lies Dead (1930)

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

Pim, Sheila: A Brush With Death (1950)

Player, Robert: The Ingenious Mr Stone (1945)

Potts, Jean: Go, Lovely Rose (1954), Home is the Prisoner (1960), The Evil Wish (1962), The Little Lie (1968)

Poulson, Christine: Cold, Cold Heart (2017), An Air That Kills (2019)

Postgate, Raymond: Somebody at the Door (1943), The Ledger is Kept (1953)

Priestley, J. B.: The Shapes of Sleep (1962)

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

Queen, Ellery: The Dutch Shoe Mystery (1931), The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935), Halfway House (1936), The Origin of Evil (1951), And On The Eighth Day (1964)

Quentin, Patrick: Puzzle for Fiends (1946), The Wife of Ronald Sheldon (1954)

Radford, E. and M. A.: Who Killed Dick Whittington? (1947), Death of a Frightened Editor (1959), From Information Received (1962)

Rath, Virginia: Death at Dayton’s Folly (1935)

Rawson, Clayton: Death From a Top Hat (1938)

Reilly, Helen: Murder in the Mews (1931), The Canvas Dagger (1956)

Reeves, Arthur B.: The Adventuress (1917)

Rendell, Ruth: A Judgement in Stone (1977)

Reynolds, Barbara Leonard: Alias for Death (1950)

Rhode, John: Dr Priestley Investigates (1930)

Rhys, Rachel: A Dangerous Crossing (2017)

Ribchester, Lucy: The Amber Shadows (2016)

Rice, Craig: The Corpse Steps Out (1940), The Wrong Murder (1940), The Right Murder (1941), Trial by Fury (1941),  Home, Sweet Homicide (1944), The April Robin Murders (1959) (completed by Ed McBain)

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

Richardson, Frank: The Mayfair Mystery (1907)

Rinehart, Mary Roberts: The Bat (1926), Miss Pinkerton (1932), Locked Doors (1932), The Haunted Lady (1942), The Yellow Room (1945)

Robinson, Peter: In a Dry Season (2000)

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

Ronald, James: Murder in the Family (1940)

Roos, Kelley: If the Shroud Fits (1941), Sailor Take Warning (1944), Murder Noon and Night (1959), Necessary Evil (1965)

Roscoe, Theodore: I’ll Grind Their Bones (1936)

Rosenkrantz, Palle: The Man in the Cellar (1907) aka Amy’s Cat

Roth, Holly: Shadow of a Lady (1957), The Crimson in the Purple (1957)

Rowe, Jennifer: Grim Pickings (1987), Murder by the Book (1989), Death in Store (1993), Lamb to the Slaughter (1995)

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

Runcie, James: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death (2012)

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), The Sussex Murder (2019)

Sarsfield, Maureen: Murder at Beechlands (1948)

Sayers, Dorothy L: Unnatural Death (1927), The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928), Murder Must Advertise (1933), Gaudy Night (1935), Busman’s Honeymoon (1937), Double Death (1939)

Scarlett, Roger: The Beacon Hill Murders (1930), The Back Bay Murders (1930)

Scherf, Margaret: Glass on the Stairs (1954)

Shaffer, Peter: The Woman in the Wardrobe (1951)

Shane, Susannah: Lady in a Million (1943)

Shattuck, Richard: The Wedding Guest Sat on a Stone (1940)

Sheridan, Juanita: What Dark Secret (1943), The Chinese Chop (1949), The Mamo Murders (1952), The Waikiki Widow (1953)

Sherry, Edna: Sudden Fear (1948)

Schott, Ben: Jeeves and the King of Clubs (2018)

Sigurdardottir, Yrsa: Why Did You Lie? (2016)

Simenon, George: The Murderer (1937)

Sims, George: The End of the Web (1976)

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

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

Slesar, Henry: Enter Murderers (1960)

Smith, Fiona Veitch: The Jazz Files (2015), The Kill Fee (2016)

Smith, Shelley: This is the House (1945), An Afternoon to Kill (1953)

Stapleton, Douglas and Helen A. Carey: The Corpse is Indignant (1946)

Stirling, Peter: Stop Press- Murder! (1947)

St. John Sprigg, Christopher: Crime in Kensington (1933), Fatality in Fleet Street (1933), Death of an Airman (1934), Death of a Queen (1935)

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

Strachan, T. S.: The Short Weekend (1953)

Stout, Rex: The Rubber Band (1936), The Red Box (1936), Too Many Cooks (1938), The Golden Spiders (1953),  A Right To Die (1964)

Swann, Leonie: Three Bags Full (2005)

Symonds, Francis Addington: Smile and Murder (1954)

Symons, Julian: A Man Called Jones (1947), The 31st of February (1950), The Colour of Murder (1957), The Belting Inheritance (1965), The Man Whose Dreams Came True (1968)

Tanner, Martin: Cut and Run (1941)

Taylor, Andrew: Fireside Gothic (2016)

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

Tebbetts-Taylor, Elizabeth: Now I Lay Me Down to Die (1955)

Tey, Josephine: To Love and Be Wise (1950), The Singing Sands (1952), A Shilling for Candles (1953)

The Mulgray Twins: No Suspicious Circumstances (2007)

Thomas, Carolyn: Narrow Gauge to Murder (1952)

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: Beginning with a Bash (1937), The Cut Direct (1938), Cold Steal (1939), The Left Leg (1940), The Hollow Chest (1941), File for Record (1943), Dead Ernest (1944), The Iron Clew (1947)

Tracy, Louis: The Postmaster’s Daughter (1916), The Park Lane Mystery (1924)

Tyler, L. C.: Cat Among the Herrings (2016), Herring in the Smoke (2017), The Maltese Herring (2019)

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), The Willow Pattern (1965)

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

Vivian, Francis: The Singing Masons (1950)

Wade, Henry: The Verdict of You All (1926), Mist on the Saltings (1933), The Hanging Captain (1933), Heir Presumptive (1935), Lonely Magdalen (1940), Dying Fall (1955)

Wagner, Jan Costin: Ice Moon (2003)

Wallace, Edgar: The Face in the Night (1924), The Terror (1929) and White Face (1930)

Wassmer, Julie: May Day Murder (2016)

Wells, Carolyn: The White Alley (1915), Murder in the Bookshop (1936)

Wells, Anna Mary: A Talent for Murder (1942)

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

Wentworth, Patricia: Fool Errant (1929), Who Pays the Piper? (1940), Silence in Court (1945), The Key (1944), Latter End (1949), Vanishing Point (1955), The Fingerprint (1959)

White, Ethel Lina: Fear Stalks the Village (1932), Some Must Watch (1933), The Wheel Spins (1936) a.k.a. The Lady Vanishes, The Elephant Never Forgets (1937), Step in the Dark (1938), The First Time He Died (1938), While She Sleeps (1940), She Faded into Air (1941), The Man Who Was Not There (1943)

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

Wilkinson, Ellen: The Division Bell Mystery (1932)

Williams, Alexander: Murder in the WPA (1937)

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

Witting, Clifford: Midsummer Murder (1937) Catt Out of the Bag (1939), Measure for Murder (1941), A Bullet for Rhino (1950)

Wright, June: Murder in the Telephone Exchange (1948), So Bad a Death (1949), The Devil’s Caress (1952), Duck Season Death (2015)

Wynne, Anthony: Murder of a Lady (1931)

Yu, Ovidia: The Frangipani Tree Mystery (2017), The Betel Nut Tree Mystery (2018)


Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction (Short Stories)

Berkeley, Anthony: The Avenging Chance and Other Mysteries from Roger Sheringham’s Casebook (2004)

Bramah, Ernest: Max Carrados (1914)

Carroll, Sidney: ‘A Note to the Milkman’ (1950)

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)

Dahl, Roald: A Taste of the Unexpected (2005)

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

Edwards, Martin (ed.): Blood on the Tracks (2018) Continental Crimes (2017), Foreign Bodies (2017), Serpents in Eden (2016), Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015), The Long Arm of the Law (2017), The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018), Deep Waters: Mysteries on the Waves (2019), The Measure of Malice (2019), Settling Scores (2020)

Ellin, Stanley: The Speciality of the House: The Complete Mystery Tales (1979) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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

Groller, Balduin: The Adventures of Dagobert Trostler (2017)

JJ (ed.): Ye Olde Book of Locked Room Conundrums (2016)

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

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

Macdonald, John: The Lethal Sex (1959)

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

Medawar, Tony: Bodies from the Library (2018), Bodies from the Library 2 (2019), Bodies from the Library 3 (2020)

McEwan, James: The Case of the Mahjong Dragon and Other Russell Holmes Stories (2015)

Queen, Ellery: Calendar of Crime (1952)

Rinehart, Mary Roberts: ‘The Buckled Bag’ (1914)

Sayers: ‘Talboys’ (1942)

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

Stout, Rex: And Four to Go (1958)


Crime Comic Books

The Detection Club (2020) by Jean Harambat (Parts 1 and 2)


Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction (TV/Films)

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Bat Out of Hell (1966) by Francis Durbridge

Breakaway: The Family Affair and Breakaway: The Local Affair (1980) by Francis Durbridge

Hue and Cry (1947)

Law and Disorder (1958)

Mr Holmes (2015)

Rope (1948)

Sabotage (1936)

Secret Agent (1936)

Sorry Wrong Number (1948)

Spider’s Web (1982)

Suspicion (1941)

The Doll (1975) by Francis Durbridge

The Green Man (1956)

The Passenger (1971) by Francis Durbridge

Wrong Number (1959)


Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction (Plays)

And Then There Were None (2015)

Love From a Stranger (2018)

Witness for the Prosecution (2018)


Books about Crime/ Detective/ Mystery Fiction

Aldridge, Mark: Agatha Christie on Screen (2016)

Bargainnier, Earl: Comic Crime (1987)

Berkeley, Anthony: Jugged Journalism (1925) (published under the name A. B. Cox)

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

Christie, Agatha: The Quotable Poirot (2015)

Cook, Cathy: The Agatha Christie Miscellany (2013)

Curran, John: Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks (2009), Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from her Archive (2011), The Hooded Gunman (2019)

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

Edwards, Martin: The Golden Age of Murder (2015), The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017)

Evans, Curtis: Clues and Corpses: The Detective Fiction and Mystery Criticism of Todd Downing (2013), The Spectrum of English Murder: The Detective Fiction of Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher and G. D. H.  and Margaret Cole (2015)

Forshaw, Barry: Crime Uncovered: Detective (2016)

Foster, Jonathan: The Story of Cluedo (2013)

Fowler, Christopher: The Book of Forgotten Authors (2017)

Gilbert, Michael: Crime in Good Company: Essays on Criminals and Crime Writing (1959)

Goddard, John: Agatha Christie’s Golden Age: An Analysis of Poirot’s Golden Age Puzzles (2018)

Green, Julius: Curtain Up: Agatha Christie – A Life in Theatre (2015)

Green, Richard Lancelyn: Letters to Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Harkup, Kathryn: A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (2015), Death by Shakespeare (2020)

Haycraft, Howard: The Art of the Mystery Story (1946), Murder for Pleasure (1951)

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)

Knight, Stephen: Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction (1980), Australian Crime Fiction: A 200 Year History (2018)

Makinen, Merja: Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity (2006)

Mann, Jessica: Deadlier than the Male: An Investigation into Crime Writing (1981) Part 1 Part 2

Naidu, Sam (ed.): Sherlock Holmes in Context (2017)

Powers, Anne: True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie (2020)

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

Routley, Erik: The Puritan Pleasures of the Detective Story: From Sherlock Holmes to Van der Valk – A Personal Monograph on the Excellences and Limitations of Detective Fiction (1972)

Rowland, Susan: From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell (2001)

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

Sandberg, Eric (ed.): The 100 Greatest Literary Detectives (2018)

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

Stewart, Victoria: Crime Writing in Interwar Britain (2017)

Suchet, David: Poirot and Me (2013)

Turnbull, Malcolm J.: Elusion Aforethought: The Life and Writing of Anthony Berkeley Cox (1996)

Trumpler, Charlotte (ed.): Agatha Christie and Archaeology (1999)


True Crime

Goldfarb, Bruce: 18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee & The Invention of Modern Forensics (2020)

Hastings, David: The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie (2015)