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

07 December 2019 | 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 There 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,

And Then There Were None

07 December 2019 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

First, there were ten a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a 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 and a

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

07 December 2019 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

In the village of King s Abbot, a widow s sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd The following evening, Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study but not before receiving a letter

Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1)

07 December 2019 | 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

Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8)

07 December 2019 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

An Alternate Cover Edition of this ISBN can be found here Hercule 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 Poirot has taken a particular interest in the

Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6)

07 December 2019 | 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.

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)

07 December 2019 | 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

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)

07 December 2019 | 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

Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9)

07 December 2019 | 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

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

07 December 2019 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

Newly orphaned Anne Beddingfield came to London expecting excitement She didn t expect to find it on the platform of Hyde Park Corner tube station When a fellow passenger pitches onto the rails and is electrocuted, the doctor on the scene seems intent on searching the victim rather than

The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)

07 December 2019 | 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

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

07 December 2019 | 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 Isolated

The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2)

07 December 2019 | By Agatha Christie | Filed in: golden age mystery.

A millionaire dies One can see by his face that he was stabbed in the back said Poirot But the strangest feature of the case was where they found the body in an open grave Hercule Poirot had answered an appeal for help but he was too late MURDER bizarre and baffling had come to the

Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12)

07 December 2019 | By Dorothy L. Sayers | Filed in: golden age mystery.

The great Dorothy L Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction s most enduring and endearing protagonists Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers s work,

Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries

07 December 2019 | 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

Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries

07 December 2019 | 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

Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries

07 December 2019 | 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