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The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators

A delight to read, including the footnotes. Essential for all serious devotees of crime and detective fiction.

The Girl They All Forgot

Seven years after The Dungeon House, Edwards returns to England’s Lake District for a bleak, leisurely paced mystery. Some might find there are too many viewpoints represented in this novel, but readers who appreciate an atmospheric story with a strong sense of place will be satisfied.

The Long Arm of the Law: Classic Police Stories

Knowledgable background introductions along with stories that have been long out of print make this a must-read for aficionados of golden age mysteries.

Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes

Although a few tales show their age with their flowery style, readers who appreciate careful plot development, slightly unusual detectives, and logical denouements will relish this volume. For lovers of Agatha Christie, John Dickson Carr, and other masters of that period.

Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries

Follow Edwards's advice to curl up with these good mysteries, as they're much better for the digestion than another helping of plum pudding. A delectable treat for fans of classic crime fiction.

The Dungeon House: A Lake District Mystery

Fans of Reginald Hill's mysteries will enjoy this riveting combination of history and contemporary mystery.

The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story

As popular as detective fiction is, most readers are unaware of the influence "golden age of murder" writers have had on the books, films, and television shows we love. This solid work will appeal primarily to fans of the genre but will also be of interest to literary historians and enthusiasts of literary biographies.

Guilty Consciences

This is a veritable candy box full of guilty pleasures, both cozy and dark. It's a perfect way to sample a range of U.K. crime fiction flavors.

The Hanging Wood

With an unforgettable ending, this outstanding cold case will attract Lynda La Plante and Mo Hayder fans.

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