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Mostly murder mysteries

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The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey)
The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey)
"My favourite Dorothy L. Sayers. Classic book with a very unexpected murderer."
Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple)
Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple)
"Old sins cast long shadows in this the last Miss Marple novel. Actually written many years earlier, but published posthumously, I think it's one of Agatha Christie's best."
Death at La Fenice
Death at La Fenice
"The first of Donna Leon's Brunetti books. Stylish evocation of Venice, great mystery stories, and as the series progresses nice characterisation of Brunetti and his family."
Death and Restoration
Death and Restoration
"Lightweight crime novel with a comic edge. The Jonathan Argyll series make great light weight reading. Clever mysteries with nifty detection and a bit of art history thrown in."
One Virgin Too Many (Falco 11)
One Virgin Too Many (Falco 11)
"If you haven't met Marcus Didius Falco yet you're missing a treat. Falco is the Sam Spade of Ancient Rome. Hilarious but also great mysteries."
My Brother Michael (Coronet Books)
My Brother Michael (Coronet Books)
""Woman in danger" type mystery. Lovely evocation of Greece, and well-written sinister atmosphere. "Touch not the cat" also by Mary Stewart is good too."
Death in Kashmir
Death in Kashmir
"Fans of Mary Stewart are sure to like M.M. Kaye. This is just one of a series of "Death in..." books. All very similar stylistically, clever plotting and good use of atmosphere."
Want to Play?
Want to Play?
"This is the first of P.J. Tracy's books I've read, and will definitely be reading more in the future. Chillingly written."
The Tutor
The Tutor
"I'm surprised that this has had generally low reviews on Amazon ratings. Again it's a new read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The children are well drawn, especially the young heroine."
Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh)
Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh)
"I love classic crime fiction, and this is very much in the Sayers/Christie mould, but with P.D. James's own stamp on it."
Brat Farrar
Brat Farrar
"It's getting harder to find Josephine Tey's mysteries, but she was a great writer. This is a classic imposter novel, if you can get hold of it read "The Franchise Affair" too."
Death at the Dolphin (The Alleyn Mysteries)
Death at the Dolphin (The Alleyn Mysteries)
"Another novelist who's becoming harder to find is Ngaio Marsh. She was one of the great ladies of detective fiction, and Inspector Alleyn her great creation."
The Case Of The Late Pig
The Case Of The Late Pig
"Allingham was one of the 3 great female writers of the golden age of detective fiction, some Campion mysteries are serious, others have more of a comic edge. Enjoy.."
The Art Of Murder
The Art Of Murder
"Very unusual murder mystery, beautifully written - you'll never look at art in quite the same way again."
Maigret and the Ghost (Penguin Modern Classics)
Maigret and the Ghost (Penguin Modern Classics)
"I love Maigret - the setting and the character description are so important in Simenon's work. Wonderfully atmospheric mysteries."
Footsteps in the Dark
Footsteps in the Dark
"Surprisingly for someone who is best known for light-hearted Regency romances, Georgette Heyer was an excellent thriller writer."
Murder on the Iditarod Trail: An Alaska Mystery (Alaska Mysteries)
Murder on the Iditarod Trail: An Alaska Mystery (Alaska Mysteries)
"Not the greatest mystery ever - the villain's pretty easy to spot, but the background to the crime is well written, and the race portrayed incredibly well."
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit)
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare (Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit)
"Not the highest level of detection, but great fun. A book to take to the beach, or keep close by you if you're ill in bed!"
The Woman in White (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Woman in White (Penguin Popular Classics)
"This is a smashing mystery story. Wilkie Collins is a great writer, wonderful creepy atmosphere."
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
"Well thought out mystery with unusual settings. It makes me feel cold just thinking of it!"