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)

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: 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) The Man with the Tricorn Hat (1960), The Man with Three Jaguars (1961), The Man with Three Chins (1965)

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)

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: The Trouble in Hunter’s Ward (1976)

Bellairs, George: Death of a Busybody (1942)

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

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

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), Jumping Jenny (1933), A Puzzle in Poison (aka Not To Be Taken) (1938)

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)

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

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

Brand, Christianna: Death in High Heels (1941), Suddenly at His Residence (1947)

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

Bruce, Leo: Case for Three Detectives (1936), Case for Sergeant Beef (1951),  Cold Blood (1952), Death of a Commuter (1967)

Buchan, John: The Power-House (1913)

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

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

Bush, Christopher: The Case of the Platinum Blonde (1944)

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

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

Campbell, Alice: Spider Web (1938)

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

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

Carlon, Patricia: The Running Woman (1966)

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), Patrick Butler for the Defence (1956)

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), Death in the Clouds (1935), Cards on the Table (1936), Dumb Witness (1937), Murder is Easy (1939), Five Little Pigs (1942), The Moving Finger (1943), Towards Zero (1944), Taken at the Flood (1948), They Came to Baghdad (1951), Destination Unknown (1954), 4:50 from Paddington (1957), Sleeping Murder (1976)

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), Dark Days (1885) – with Andrew Lang’s parody: Much Darker Days

Corbett, James: Death By Appointment (1945)

Cossé, Laurence: A Novel Bookstore (2009)

Coxe, George Harmon: The Camera Clue (1943)

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)

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), The Mystery of the Three Orchids (1942)

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

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

Disney, Doris Miles: Family Skeleton (1949)

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)

Doyle, Arthur Conan: 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)

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

Eberhart, Mignon. G.: The Patient in Room 18 (1929)

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

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

Farjeon, J. Jefferson: Seven Dead (1939), Thirteen Guests (1936), The Z Murders (1932) The House Opposite (1931), The Oval Table (1946)

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

Foldes, Yolanda: Mind Your Own Murder (1948)

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)

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

Garve, Andrew: No Tears for Hilda (1950), Murder in Moscow (1951)

Gilbert, Anthony: The Spinster’s Secret (1946), Riddle of a Lady (1956), Death Takes a Wife (1959)

Gilbert, Michael: Smallbone Deceased (1950), 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)

Hamilton, Bruce: Too Much Of Water (1958)

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)

Heyer, Georgette: A Blunt Instrument (1938)

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), The Word is Murder (2017)

Hull, Richard: Keep It Quiet (1935), Excellent Intentions (1938)

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)

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)

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: Exit a Star (1941), 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), The Anthill Murders (2017)

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

Lee, Austin: Sheep’s Clothing (1955)

Levinrew, Will: Death Points a Finger (1933)

Little, Constance and Gwenyth: The Black Headed Pins (1938), The Black Coat (1948), The Black Iris (1953) (published under the penname Conyth Little)

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

Loder, Vernon: The Mystery at Stowe (1928)

Lorac, E. C. R: Black Beadle (1939), Still Waters (1949)

Macdonald, Philip: The Rasp (1924), The Noose (1930), X v. Rex (1933)

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

Mainwaring, Marion: Murder in Pastiche (1955)

Marsh, Ngaio: Overture to Death (1939), 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)

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

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

McCloy, Helen: Alias Basil Willing (1951)

Meredith, Anne: Portrait of a Murderer (1933)

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

Mersereau, John: Murder Loves Company (1940)

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

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: 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: Black Widower (1975)

Muir, Augustus: The House of Lies (1932)

Norman, James: Murder Chop Chop (1942)

Ockley, Martha: The Reluctant Detective (2010)

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

Offord, Lenore Glen: Skeleton Key (1943), My True Love Lies (1947)

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

Palmer, StuartMurder on the Blackboard (1932), The Puzzle of the Silver Persian (1934)

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)

Postgate, Raymond: Somebody at the Door (1943)

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

Queen, Ellery: The Dutch Shoe Mystery (1931), The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935), The Origin of Evil (1951)

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

Reilly, Helen: The Canvas Dagger (1956)

Reeves, Arthur B.: The Adventuress (1917)

Rhode, John: Dr Priestley Investigates (1930)

Rhys, Rachel: A Dangerous Crossing (2017)

Rice, Craig: The Corpse Steps Out (1940), The Wrong Murder (1940), Trial by Fury (1941),  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: 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)

Roos, Kelley: If the Shroud Fits (1941)

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

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)

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)

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), The Golden Spiders (1953),  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)

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)

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)

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 Terror (1929) and White Face (1930)

Wells, Carolyn: The White Alley (1915)

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: Some Must Watch (1933), She Faded into Air (1941), The Man Who Was Not There (1943)

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

Williams, Alexander: Murder in the WPA (1937)

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)

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.): Continental Crimes (2017), Foreign Bodies (2017), Serpents in Eden (2016), Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015), The Long Arm of the Law (2017)

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

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)

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

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

Queen, Ellery: ‘The Dauphin Doll’

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/ 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), The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017)

Evans, Curtis: 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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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


True Crime

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