The Golden Age of Mysteries

Top tenI’m working on a list of Mystery and History’s top ten detective novels from the golden age of mystery novels, the 1920’s and 1930’s. If you’ve read my blog, you might be able to guess some of my favorites, but this isn’t about my top ten.

I’ve already received a lot of suggestions, so let me know your favorites and why they should be on the list, by leaving me a comment.

 

 

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2 Responses to The Golden Age of Mysteries

  1. Susan in TX says:

    Ah, it’s usually too hard to choose “a” favorite, but this one is easy: *The Mysterious Affair at Styles* by Agatha Christie (1920). The first of her 66 novels introduced the world to Hercule Poirot. Christie is by many claims “the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 4 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works rank third, after those of William Shakespeare and the Bible, as the world’s most widely published books.”

    To span your 1920’s and ’30’s time span, her *And Then There Were None* (1939) is the world’s best-selling mystery ever with over 100 million copies sold.

    For many years, a personal dream of mine–I never made it to the goal-setting stage–was to write like Agatha Christie. Thanks for the nudge to remember.

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