Crime Fiction Legends - December 2021

The Chuckling Fingers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593334560
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - September 7th, 2021

Official Selection:

Winner of the 1941 award for best mystery of the year, The Chuckling Fingers by Mabel Seeley is a masterpiece of American suspense. Set a Minnesota during the depression, this mystery evokes the best traits of a Christie-style, closed cast mystery. What more could you want - a family’s dark secrets, a remote lakeside estate, dangerous pranks and soon enough, a murder victim. Often compared to the better-known Mary Roberts Rinehart, Seeley is not to be missed. 


Whose Body?: The First Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780525565116
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Vintage - April 30th, 2019

Official Selection:

The first in Dorothy Sayers‘ Lord Peter Wimsey series, Whose Body is an absolute delight! Obviously, the grande dame of British golden age mystery is Agatha Christie. However, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Margery Allingham are all stars in their own right. For those of you who haven’t read Sayers before -  I’m jealous. You’re in for a treat!


The Guest List: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062868947
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

Bonus Selection:

A modern take on the closed-cast mystery. Set on a remote Irish island.. When a storm cuts a wedding party off from the rest of the world, things look bad. When a body turns up, things are decidedly  worse.


Artists in Crime (Inspector Roderick Alleyn #6) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781937384272
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Felony & Mayhem - September 16th, 2012

Bonus Selection:

One of the 3 aforementioned overshadowed Golden age writers, New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh’s series featuring Inspector Alleyn is required crime fiction reading.