The best vintage detective fiction

A Listmania! list by R. Mungham "elanor_took" (Yorkshire)
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Artists in Crime
1.  Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
The list author says:
  "We meet Troy. Whenever a detective falls in love, bodies appear, and ruin everything,."
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Death in a White Tie
2.  Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh
The list author says:
  "To my mind, this is Marsh's best detective story."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Daughter Of Time
3.  The Daughter Of Time by Josephine Tey
The list author says:
  "One of the best detective novels written, and yet the murders in question took place over 500 years before."
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Brat Farrar
4.  Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
The list author says:
  "The tragedy of Tey is that she wrote so few detective stories; of those she wrote, this is easily one of the best."
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The Franchise Affair
5.  The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
The list author says:
  "Proving that a high body count is not needed to write a truely great detective story."
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Strong Poison (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
6.  Strong Poison (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) by Dorothy L Sayers
The list author says:
  "Lord Peter Wimsey meets Harriet Vane, not the best of the V/W stories, but their progression is interesting"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Gaudy Night (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
7.  Gaudy Night (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries) by Dorothy L Sayers
The list author says:
  "An interesting story, but it plays second fiddle to Harriet's confused feelings about Peter."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
8.  Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) by Dorothy L Sayers
The list author says:
  "The last Vane/Wimsey (or rather Wimsey/Wimsey) novel."
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Murder Must Advertise (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
9.  Murder Must Advertise (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) by Dorothy L Sayers
The list author says:
  "''smug druggling'' aplenty ;) The scene after the cricket match is one of Sayer's funniest."
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes
10.  The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The list author says:
  "The highlights HAVE to be 'The Empty House', 'Adventure of the Dying Detective', and of course, 'Hound of the Baskervilles'"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot)
11.  Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "All the more chilling, as it was *losely* based on the events of the disapearance of the Lindenburg baby."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Death in the Clouds (Poirot)
12.  Death in the Clouds (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "Not Christie's best, but the jury's attempt to convict Poirot of murder, purely because he's foreign is worth a read."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (Poirot)
13.  Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "A return to where it all began, Styles House. Poirot's final case is one that'll leave you reeling."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

The Tiger In The Smoke
14.  The Tiger In The Smoke by Margery Allingham
The list author says:
  "Eat your heart our Philip Pulman, Allingham's London is far more smog-ridden, seedy and just plain interesting"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Lord Peter Views the Body (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
15.  Lord Peter Views the Body (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) by Dorothy L Sayers
The list author says:
  "Short stories featung Lord Peter Wimsey,  some fantasticaly macabre stories, and we are introduced to Wimsey's newphew, Saint George (later reprised in GN)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie Collection)
16.  And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie Collection) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "One of Christie's best murder mysteries, and yet includes none of her famous detectives. This'll have you guessing until the end."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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