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Golden age of crime books.

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Floowho Wed 27-Jan-16 20:07:57

I have recently got into reading books by Agatha Christie's contemporaries. Is there anyone else there who are into these type of stories?

cdtaylornats Thu 28-Jan-16 23:20:32

I like Dr. Thorndyke the first forensic detective
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Thorndyke

and Radio 4 Extra has a series of the stories, and they have several other series that fit

A Case for Dr. Morelle - psychiatrist & detective

Several others

Quogwinkle Fri 29-Jan-16 11:35:08

I have just collected Mystery in White by J Jefferson Farjeon from the library this morning. Am looming forward to a good wallow in old fashioned mystery this weekend smile

Quogwinkle Fri 29-Jan-16 11:36:04

Looking, not looming smile

Floowho Fri 29-Jan-16 20:13:29

Trying Dorothy L Sayers tonight.

LadyPeterWimsey Fri 29-Jan-16 20:18:35

Excellent choice!wink

I also enjoy Josephine Tey, although her stuff is a bit quirkier, and less easy to categorise as straight detective fiction.

Floowho Fri 29-Jan-16 20:30:46

Thanks for recommendations. I really liked Harriet Rutland, twists and surprises, but I think they are only on kindle.

AnneEtAramis Sat 30-Jan-16 15:44:10

Ngaio Marsh too.

CadburysTastesVileNow Sat 30-Jan-16 15:46:09

Patricia Wentworth

eddiemairswife Sat 30-Jan-16 15:54:10

John Dickson Carr, Edmund Crispin.

TeaPleaseLouise Sat 30-Jan-16 16:01:39

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Notreallyanewuser Sat 30-Jan-16 19:29:40

I'm a classic crime fan too; don't like the forensic type ones. British Library crime classics are good, also Dornford Yates. Nothing beats "The Nine tailors" by Sayers imo though. I also like the first 2 Wimsey books written by Jill Paton Walsh; the others are less good.

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