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Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by MajorHoy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:40 pm

I've noticed Agatha Christie being mentioned in some previous threads (both the books and movies based on her books), but are there any other mysteries (either series or stand-alone books) that people are reading these days?

I'm currently reading a book titled A Pinch of Poison by Frances and Richard Lockridge (originally © 1941) that was part of their "Mr. and Mrs. North" series of mysteries.
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Before that, I was reading an old Ellery Queen book: The French Powder Mystery, originally © 1930:
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as well as a Robert Silverberg story: Blood on the Mink:
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which originally dates back to 1962.

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by MajorHoy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:53 pm

Might as well try this again . . .

I just finished reading
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The Galton Case by Ross Macdonald <a Lew Archer novel>

Prior to that I read
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Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (Edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett)
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The Canary Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine <Philo Vance>

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by idkahoy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:31 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:53 pm

Might as well try this again . . .


Hoy, hi. I wanted to highlight these books. They might interest you (if you haven't read them)?

Select the PDF option (per page) (if you want to read them on a PC) if you're not sure which one to download.

Ed McBain's 87th series and Matthew Hope series: https://archive.org/details/87Hope/mode/2up

Ngaio Marsh's Alleyn series: https://archive.org/details/InspectorAl ... 3/mode/2up

Various works (including Marsh's above): https://archive.org/details/bookszoirot ... 2/mode/2up

Georges Simenon's Maigret series (incomplete): https://archive.org/details/GeorgesSime ... 6/mode/2up

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by MajorHoy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:09 am

idkahoy wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:31 am
Hoy, hi. I wanted to highlight these books. They might interest you (if you haven't read them)?

Select the PDF option (per page) (if you want to read them on a PC) if you're not sure which one to download.

Ed McBain's 87th series and Matthew Hope series: https://archive.org/details/87Hope/mode/2up

Ngaio Marsh's Alleyn series: https://archive.org/details/InspectorAl ... 3/mode/2up

Various works (including Marsh's above): https://archive.org/details/bookszoirot ... 2/mode/2up

Georges Simenon's Maigret series (incomplete): https://archive.org/details/GeorgesSime ... 6/mode/2up
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm already reading and enjoying many of McBain's 87th Precinct titles. But I'm one of those quirky book readers who wants to read them in printed book form. I really have no desire at present to try and read a "book" on a computer screen.

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by idkahoy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:16 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:09 am
idkahoy wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:31 am
Hoy, hi. I wanted to highlight these books. They might interest you (if you haven't read them)?

Select the PDF option (per page) (if you want to read them on a PC) if you're not sure which one to download.

Ed McBain's 87th series and Matthew Hope series: https://archive.org/details/87Hope/mode/2up

Ngaio Marsh's Alleyn series: https://archive.org/details/InspectorAl ... 3/mode/2up

Various works (including Marsh's above): https://archive.org/details/bookszoirot ... 2/mode/2up

Georges Simenon's Maigret series (incomplete): https://archive.org/details/GeorgesSime ... 6/mode/2up
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm already reading and enjoying many of McBain's 87th Precinct titles. But I'm one of those quirky book readers who wants to read them in printed book form. I really have no desire at present to try and read a "book" on a computer screen.
Okay :)

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by MajorHoy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:18 am

As for updates on what I've been reading, I'm currently on an old Ellery Queen book,
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The Dutch Shoe Mystery (originally © 1931, but this edition was printed in 2019)

Before that I was reading
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The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words, edited by Barry Day

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by MajorHoy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:15 am

Starting on
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The Greene Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine <Philo Vance>
(first published in 1928)

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by MajorHoy » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:44 am

And I just finished
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The House Without a Key by Earl Derr Biggers,
the first Charlie Chan book, originally published in 1925.

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by Zoo977 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:41 am

Been reading this one lately. The first two aren't really mysteries as much as stories ABOUT a murder, but **** was The Victim a good thriller. Only halfway through, but I'm loving what I've read :00

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by Elrond » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:55 am

I recently read War In Heaven by Charles Williams. It turned out to be a deeply disappointing murder mystery but a great thriller!

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Re: Reading any mystery books lately?

Post by MajorHoy » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:17 am

In the past week or so I've read a slight variety of mysteries:
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Death From a Top Hat by Clayton Rawson (orig. © 1938 / 2018 Penzler Publishers - American Mystery Classics) <The Great Merlini series>

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The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner (orig. © 1942 / 2019 Penzler Publishers - American Mystery Classics) <Perry Mason series>

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Murder Past Due by "Miranda James" <pseudonym for Dean James> (© 2010 - Berkley® Prime Crime) <a Cat in the Stacks mystery>

and I'm now on
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Sadie When She Died by Ed McBain (orig. © 1971 / republished 2013 by Thomas & Mercer, Seattle) <an 87th Precinct novel>

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