Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1)

28 May 2020 | By Dorothy L. Sayers | Filed in: golden age mystery.

The stark naked body was lying in the tub Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder especially with a pair of gold pince nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes What s , the face appeared to have been shaved after death The police assumed that the victim was

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Belgian Inspector Hercule Poirot has retired to the countryside in the small English village of King s Abbot Dr Sheppard, observing his new neighbor, is sure that he must be a former hairdresser But the brutal murder of a local squire reveals the truth the peculiar little man is actually a detec

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything until she lost her life Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger I d like to put

The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

When Alice Asher is murdered in Andover, Hercule Poirot is already on to the clues Alphabetically speaking, it s one down, twenty five to go n nThere s a serial killer on the loose His macabre calling card is to leave the ABC Railway guide beside each victim s body But if A is for Alice Asher, blu

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage Colonel Protheroe, the magistr

Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6)

28 May 2020 | By Dorothy L. Sayers | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her former lover died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her peers had a hangman s noose in mind But Lord Peter Wimsey was determined to find her innocent.

And Then There Were None

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

First, there were ten a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of Devon Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they re unwilling to reveal a

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside n nIsolated

Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

An Alternate Cover Edition of this ISBN can be found here n nHercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St Loo n nPoirot has taken a particular interest in the

Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to get rid of her estranged husband Now the monstrous man was dead And yet the great Belgian detective couldn t help feeling that he was being taken for a ride After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at ex

The Man in the Brown Suit (Colonel Race, #1)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Newly orphaned Anne Beddingfeld is a nice English girl looking for a bit of adventure in London But she stumbles upon than she bargained for Anne is on the platform at Hyde Park Corner tube station when a man falls onto the live track, dying instantly A doctor examines the man, pronounces hi

Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passenger plane n nFrom seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Co

The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #2)

28 May 2020 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Colonel Bantry has found the strangled body of an exotic blonde bombshell lying on his library hearth and the neighbors are beginning to talk When Miss Marple takes an interest, though, things begin to move along nicely, and its all far convoluted and sordid than the genteel Bantrys coul

Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries

28 May 2020 | By Martin Edwards | Filed in: golden age mystery.

The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition It includes fascinating

Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries

28 May 2020 | By Martin Edwards | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Crimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter Welcome to a world of Father Christmases behaving oddly, a famous fictional detective in a Yuletide drama, mysterious tracks in the snow, and some very unpleasant carol singers There s no denying that the supposed season of g

Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries

28 May 2020 | By Martin Edwards | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Christmas is a mysterious, as well as magical, time of year Strange things can happen, and this helps to explain the hallowed tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireside as the year draws to a close Christmas tales of crime and detection have a similar appeal When television becomes ti