My reviews

TAKEMARU ABIKO

  1. The 8 Mansion Murders (1989)  **

BORIS AKUNIN

  1. Special Assignments (1999)  ****

MARGERY ALLINGHAM

  1. Death of a Ghost (1934)  ****
  2. Dancers in Mourning (1937)  *****
  3. The Fashion in Shrouds (1938)  *****
  4. Coroner’s Pidgin (1945)  ****
  5. More Work for the Undertaker (1948)  *****
  6. The Tiger in the Smoke (1952)  **
  7. The Beckoning Lady (1955)  **
  8. Hide My Eyes (1958)  *****
  9. The China Governess (1962)  ****
  10. The Mind Readers (1965)  **
  11. Cargo of Eagles (1968; completed by P. Youngman Carter)  ***
  12. The Allingham Casebook (1969)

 

H. C. BAILEY

  1. Call Mr. Fortune (1920)
  2. Mr. Fortune’s Practice (1923)
  3. Mr. Fortune’s Trials (1925)
  4. Mr. Fortune, Please (1927)
  5. Garstons (1930)  ****
  6. The Man in the Cape (1933)  **
  7. Shadow on the Wall (1934)  *****
  8. The Sullen Sky Mystery (1935)  *****
  9. Black Land, White Land (1937)  *****
  10. Clunk’s Claimant (1937)  **
  11. The Great Game (1939)  ****
  12. The Veron Mystery (1939)  **
  13. Mr. Fortune Here (1940)
  14. The Bishop’s Crime (1940)  ****
  15. The Little Captain (1941)  ***
  16. No Murder (1942)  ****
  17. Dead Man’s Shoes (1942)  **
  18. Mr. Fortune Finds a Pig (1943)  **
  19. Slippery Ann (1944)  ****
  20. Dead Man’s Effects (1945)  ****
  21. The Wrong Man (1945)  **
  22. The Life Sentence (1946)  **
  23. Honour Among Thieves (1947)  **
  24. Saving a Rope (1948)  *

 

JOSEPHINE BELL

  1. Death at the Medical Board (1944)  *****
  2. The China Roundabout (1956)  ***
  3. The Upfold Witch (1964)  ***
  4. A Hole in the Ground (1971)  ***
  5. A Swan-Song Betrayed (1978)  **

 

E. C. BENTLEY

  1. Trent’s Last Case (1913)  *****
  2. Trent’s Own Case (1936)  ****

 

ANTHONY BERKELEY

  1. The Layton Court Mystery (1925)  ***
  2. The Wychford Poisoning Case (1926)  **
  3. Roger Sheringham and the Vane Mystery (1927)  ***
  4. The Silk Stocking Murders (1928)  ****
  5. The Piccadilly Murder (1929)  *****
  6. The Second Shot (1930)  ****
  7. Malice Aforethought (1931; published under the pseudonym of Francis Iles)  *****
  8. Murder in the Basement (1932)  **
  9. Jumping Jenny (1933)  *****
  10. Panic Party (1934)  ***
  11. Trial and Error (1937)  *****
  12. Not to be Taken (1938)  ****
  13. Death in the House (1939)  ****
  14. The Avenging Chance and Other Stories (2004)

 

NICHOLAS BLAKE

  1. A Question of Proof (1935)  *****
  2. Thou Shell of Death (1936)  *****
  3. There’s Trouble Brewing (1937)  ****
  4. The Beast Must Die (1938)  ***
  5. The Smiler with the Knife (1939)  ****
  6. The Case of the Abominable Snowman (1941)  *****
  7. Minute for Murder (1947)  ****
  8. Head of a Traveller (1949)  *****
  9. The Dreadful Hollow (1953)  ****
  10. The Whisper in the Gloom (1954)  ****
  11. A Tangled Web (1956)    **
  12. End of Chapter (1957)    ****
  13. The Widow’s Cruise (1959)    *****
  14. The Worm of Death (1961)    ****

 

ANTHONY BOUCHER

  1. The Case of the Crumpled Knave (1939)    *****
  2. The Case of the Seven Sneezes (1942)    ****
  3. Rocket to the Morgue (1942)    ***

 

CHRISTIANNA BRAND

  1. Death in High Heels (1941)    ***
  2. Green for Danger (1944)    *****
  3. Suddenly at His Residence (1946)    ***
  4. Death of Jezebel (1948)    *****
  5. London Particular / Fog of Doubt (1952)    *****
  6. Tour de Force (1955)    *****

 

LYNN BROCK

  1. The Deductions of Colonel Gore (1924)    ***
  2. Colonel Gore’s Second Case (1925)    ****
  3. The Kink: Colonel Gore’s Third Case (1927)  ***
  4. Fourfingers (1939)    **

 

CHRISTOPHER BUSH

  1. The Plumley Inheritance (1926)    ****
  2. The Perfect Murder Case (1929)    ****
  3. Dead Man Twice (1930)    *****
  4. Murder at Fenwold (1930)    ***
  5. Dancing Death (1931)    ****
  6. Dead Man’s Music (1931)    **
  7. Cut Throat (1932)    *****
  8. The Case of the Unfortunate Village (1932)    ****
  9. The Case of the April Fools (1933)    *****
  10. The Case of the Three Strange Faces (1933)    ****
  11. The Case of the Dead Shepherd (1934)    ***
  12. The Case of the Chinese Gong (1935)    ***
  13. The Case of the Monday Murders (1936)    ***
  14. The Case of the Bonfire Body (1936)    ****
  15. The Case of the Missing Minutes (1937)    *****
  16. The Case of the Hanging Rope (1937)  ***
  17. The Case of the Tudor Queen (1938)    ***
  18. The Case of the Leaning Man (1938)  ***
  19. The Case of the Kidnapped Colonel (1942)    ***
  20. The Case of the Platinum Blonde (1944)    ****
  21. The Case of the Second Chance (1946)    **
  22. The Case of the Haven Hotel (1948)    ****
  23. The Case of the Seven Bells (1949)    ***
  24. The Case of the Corner Cottage (1951)  ***
  25. The Case of the Happy Medium (1952)  **
  26. The Case of the Counterfeit Colonel (1952)  ****
  27. The Case of the Silken Petticoat (1953)  **
  28. The Case of the Amateur Actor (1955)  ****
  29. The Case of the Flowery Corpse (1956)  ****
  30. The Case of the Heavenly Twin (1963)  **
  31. The Case of the Prodigal Daughter (1968)  ***

 

GWENDOLINE BUTLER

  1. Coffin on the Water (1986)  ****
  2. Coffin in Fashion (1987)  ****
  3. Coffin Underground (1988)  ***

 

JOHN DICKSON CARR

  1. It Walks by Night (1930)  ****
  2. The Lost Gallows (1931)  ***
  3. The Corpse in the Waxworks (1932)  *****
  4. Hag’s Nook (1933)  ****
  5. The Mad Hatter Mystery (1933)  *****
  6. The Eight of Swords (1934)  ***
  7. The Blind Barber (1934)  *****
  8. Death-Watch (1935)  ****
  9. The Three Coffins (1935)  *****
  10. The Arabian Nights Murder (1936)  *****
  11. The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey (1936)  *****
  12. The Burning Court (1937)  ***
  13. The Four False Weapons (1937)  ****
  14. To Wake the Dead (1937)  ****
  15. The Crooked Hinge (1938)  *****
  16. The Problem of the Green Capsule (1939)  *****
  17. The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939)  **
  18. The Man Who Could Not Shudder (1940)  ***
  19. The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941)  ***
  20. Death Turns the Tables (1941)  ****
  21. He Who Whispers (1946)  *****
  22. The Sleeping Sphinx (1947)  ****
  23. Below Suspicion (1949)  **
  24. The Bride of Newgate (1950)  ****
  25. The Devil in Velvet (1951)  *****
  26. The Nine Wrong Answers (1952)  *****
  27. The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954; with Adrian Conan Doyle)
  28. Captain Cut-Throat (1955)  ****
  29. Patrick Butler for the Defence (1956)  **
  30. Fire, Burn! (1957)  ****
  31. Scandal at High Chimneys (1959)  ***
  32. The Witch of the Low Tide (1961)  ****
  33. The Demoniacs (1962)  **
  34. Dark of the Moon (1967)  ***
  35. Deadly Hall (1971)  ****
  36. The Hungry Goblin (1972)  **

As Carter Dickson

  1. The Bowstring Murders (1933)  ***
  2. The Plague Court Murders (1934)  *****
  3. The White Priory Murders (1934)  ****
  4. The Red Widow Murders (1935)  *****
  5. The Unicorn Murders (1935)  *****
  6. The Punch and Judy Murders (1936)  *****
  7. The Peacock Feather Murders (1937)  ****
  8. The Judas Window (1938)  ****
  9. Death in Five Boxes (1938)  *****
  10. The Reader is Warned (1939)  *****
  11. Nine – and Death Makes Ten (1940)  *****
  12. Seeing is Believing (1941)  **
  13. She Died a Lady (1943)  *****
  14. He Wouldn’t Kill Patience (1944)  ***
  15. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (1945)  ****
  16. My Late Wives (1947)  ****
  17. The Skeleton in the Clock (1948)  ***
  18. A Graveyard to Let (1949)  **

 

G. K. CHESTERTON

  1. The Man Who Was Thursday (1908)
  2. The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)
  3. The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)
  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922)
  5. The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926)
  6. The Secret of Father Brown (1927)
  7. The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)

 

AGATHA CHRISTIE

  1.  The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)  ****
  2. The Secret Adversary (1922)  ***
  3. The Murder on the Links (1923)  ***
  4. The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)  ****
  5. The Secret of Chimneys (1925)  ****
  6. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)  *****
  7. The Big Four (1927)  ****
  8. The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928)  ****
  9. The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)  ****
  10. Partners in Crime (1929)
  11. The Murder at the Vicarage (1930)  ****
  12. The Sittaford Mystery (1931)  ****
  13. Peril at End House (1932)  ****
  14. The Thirteen Problems (1932)
  15. Lord Edgware Dies (1933)  *****
  16. Murder on the Orient Express (1934)  *****
  17. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)  ***
  18. Three-Act Tragedy (1935)  ****
  19. Death in the Clouds (1935)  ****
  20. The A. B. C. Murders (1936)  *****
  21. Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)  *****
  22. Cards on the Table (1936)  *****
  23. Dumb Witness (1937)  ***
  24. Death on the Nile (1937)  *****
  25. Appointment with Death (1938)  ***
  26. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)  *****
  27. Murder is Easy (1939)  ***
  28. And Then There Were None (1939)  *****
  29. Sad Cypress (1940)  ****
  30. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1940)  *****
  31. Evil Under the Sun (1941)  *****
  32. N or M? (1941)  ***
  33. The Body in the Library (1942)  ***
  34. Five Little Pigs (1942)  *****
  35. The Moving Finger (1943)  ****
  36. Towards Zero (1944)  *****
  37. Death Comes as the End… (1945)  ****
  38. The Hollow (1946)  ****
  39. The Labours of Hercules (1947)
  40. Taken at the Flood (1948)  ****
  41. Crooked House (1949)  ***
  42. A Murder is Announced (1950)  *****
  43. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (1952)  *****
  44. They Do It With Mirrors (1952)  ***
  45. After the Funeral (1953)  *****
  46. A Pocket Full of Rye (1953)  ****
  47. Destination Unknown (1954)  ***
  48. Hickory Dickory Dock (1955)  ***
  49. Dead Man’s Folly (1956)  ****
  50. 4.50 from Paddington (1957)  ***
  51. Cat Among the Pigeons (1959)  ***
  52. The Pale Horse (1961)  *****
  53. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962)  ***
  54. The Clocks (1963)  **
  55. A Caribbean Mystery (1964)  ****
  56. Third Girl (1966)  ***
  57. Endless Night (1967)  *****
  58. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (1968)  **
  59. Hallowe’en Party (1969)  **
  60. Nemesis (1971)  ***
  61. Elephants Can Remember (1972)  **

 

G. D. H. & M. COLE

  1. The Brooklyn Murders (1923)  ****
  2. The Death of a Millionaire (1925)  *****
  3. The Blatchington Tangle (1926)  ***
  4. The Murder at Crome House (1927)  ****
  5. The Man from the River (1928)  *****
  6. Poison in the Garden Suburb (1929)  ***
  7. Burglars in Bucks (1930)  ****
  8. Corpse in Canonicals (1930)  ***
  9. Dead Man’s Watch (1931)  ****
  10. Big Business Murder (1935)  **
  11. Dr. Tancred Begins (1935)  **
  12. Last Will and Testament (1936)  **
  13. Off with her Head! (1938)  ***
  14. Greek Tragedy (1939)  **

 

J. J. CONNINGTON

  1. Death at Swaythling Court (1926)  ****
  2. The Dangerfield Talisman (1926)  ****
  3. Tragedy at Ravensthorpe (1927)  ***
  4. Mystery at Lynden Sands (1928)  ****
  5. The Case with Nine Solutions (1928)  *****
  6. The Two Tickets Puzzle (1930)  **
  7. The Sweepstake Murders (1931)  ****
  8. The Ha-ha Case (1934)  ****
  9. A Minor Operation (1937)  ****
  10. The Counsellor (1939)  **
  11. The Four Defences (1940)  ***
  12. The 21 Clues (1941)
  13. No Past is Dead (1942)  *****
  14. Jack-in-the-Box (1944)  *****
  15. Common Sense Is All You Need (1947)  **

 

EDMUND CRISPIN

  1. The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944)  *****
  2. Holy Disorders (1945)  *****
  3. The Moving Toyshop (1946)  *****
  4. Swan Song (1947)  *****
  5. Love Lies Bleeding (1948)  *****
  6. Buried for Pleasure (1948)  ***
  7. Frequent Hearses (1950)  **
  8. The Long Divorce (1951)  *****
  9. The Glimpses of the Moon (1977)  ***

 

FREEMAN WILLS CROFTS

  1. The Cask (1920)  *****
  2. The Pit-Prop Syndicate (1922)  **
  3. The Groote Park Murder (1923)  *****
  4. Inspector French and the Cheyne Mystery (1926)  ***
  5. Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy (1927)  *****
  6. The Sea Mystery (1928)  *****
  7. Sir John Magill’s Last Journey (1930)  ****
  8. Mystery in the Channel (1931)  ****
  9. The 12.30 from Croydon (1934)  ****
  10. Crime at Guildford (1936)  ***
  11. The Loss of the “Jane Vosper” (1936)  **

 

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

  1. A Study in Scarlet (1887)  ****
  2. The Sign of Four (1890)  *****
  3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891)
  4. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)
  5. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1903)
  6. The Valley of Fear (1914)  *****
  7. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1921)

 

CHRISTOPHER FOWLER

  1. The Water Room (2004)
  2. Ten Second Staircase (2006)
  3. White Corridor (2007)
  4. Bryant & May On the Loose (2009)
  5. Bryant & May Off the Rails (2010)

 

R. AUSTIN FREEMAN

  1. John Thorndyke’s Cases (1909)
  2. The Eye of Osiris (1911)  *****
  3. A Silent Witness (1914)  ****
  4. The Uttermost Farthing (1914)  ****
  5. Dr. Thorndyke’s Case-book (1923)
  6. The Cat’s Eye (1923)  ****
  7. The Puzzle Lock (1925)
  8. The D’Arblay Mystery (1926)  *****
  9. The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb (1927)
  10. A Certain Dr. Thorndyke (1927)  ***
  11. As a Thief in the Night (1928)  *****
  12. Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes (1933)  ***
  13. For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke (1934)  ***
  14. The Penrose Mystery (1936)  ****

 

ANDREW GARVE

  1. No Tears for Hilda (1950)  **

 

VAL GIELGUD

  1. The Goggle-Box Affair (1963)

 

ANTHONY GILBERT

  1. Death at Four Corners (1929)  **
  2. The Body on the Beam (1932)  **
  3. Murder by Experts (1936)  ***
  4. The Man Who Wasn’t There (1937)  ***
  5. The Clock in the Hat-Box (1939)  *****
  6. The Bell of Death (1939)  **
  7. The Case of the Tea-Cosy’s Aunt (1942)  ****
  8. A Spy for Mr. Crook (1944)  ***
  9. She Shall Die (1961)  ****

 

PAUL HALTER

  1. La Malédiction de Barberousse (1986)  **
  2. La Quatrième porte (1987; translated into English as The Fourth Door)  *****
  3. Le Brouillard rouge (1988; translated into English as The Crimson Fog)    **
  4. La Mort vous invite (1988; translated into English as Death Invites You)    ***
  5. La Mort derrière les rideaux (1989)  ****
  6. La Chambre du fou (1990; translated into English as The Madman’s Room)  *****
  7. À 139 pas de la mort (1994)  ****
  8. L’Arbre aux doigts tordus (1996; translated into English as The Vampire Tree)  ***
  9. Le Crime de Dédale (1997)  **
  10. Le Cri de la sirène (1998)  ****
  11. L’Homme qui aimait les nuages (1999; translated into English as The Man Who Loved Clouds)
  12. La Toile de Pénélope (2001)  ***

 

CYRIL HARE

  1. Suicide Excepted (1939)  *****
  2. Tragedy at Law (1942)  ****
  3. With a Bare Bodkin (1946)  **
  4. When the Wind Blows (1949)  ****
  5. An English Murder (1951)  ****
  6. He Should Have Died Hereafter (1958)  **
  7. Best Detective Stories of Cyril Hare (1959)

 

MICHAEL INNES

  1. Death at the President’s Lodging (1936)  *****
  2. Hamlet, Revenge! (1937)  *****
  3. Lament for a Maker (1938)  *****
  4. Stop Press (1939)  *****
  5. The Secret Vanguard (1940)  **
  6. Appleby on Ararat (1941)  ****
  7. The Daffodil Affair (1942)  *****
  8. The Weight of the Evidence (1944)  ****
  9. Appleby’s End (1945)  ****
  10. From London Far (1946)  *****
  11. What Happened at Hazelwood (1946)  *****
  12. The Journeying Boy (1949)  ****
  13. Operation Pax (1951)  **
  14. A Private View (1952)  ****
  15. Christmas at Candleshoe (1953)  ***
  16. The Man from the Sea (1955)  ****
  17. Appleby Plays Chicken (1957)  **
  18. The Long Farewell (1958)  ****
  19. Hare Sitting Up (1959)  **
  20. The New Sonia Wayward (1960)  *****
  21. Silence Observed (1961)  ****
  22. A Connoisseur’s Case (1962)  ****
  23. Appleby at Allington (1968)  **
  24. Death at the Chase (1970)  ***
  25. The Open House (1972)  ****
  26. Appleby’s Other Story (1974)  ****
  27. The Gay Phoenix (1976)  ***
  28. The Ampersand Papers (1978)  ***
  29. Sheiks and Adders (1982)  **

 

P.D. JAMES

  1. Cover Her Face (1962)  ***
  2. Unnatural Causes (1967)  ****
  3. A Taste for Death (1986)  *****
  4. Death in Holy Orders (2001)  **

 

RUFUS KING

  1. Murder by the Clock (1929)  **
  2. Murder by Latitude (1930)  **
  3. Murder on the Yacht (1932)  **

 

PHILIP MACDONALD

  1. The Rasp (1924)  ****
  2. The White Crow (1928)  **
  3. The Noose (1930)  ***
  4. Murder Gone Mad (1931)  ****
  5. The Choice (1931)  **
  6. The Wraith (1931)  ****
  7. The Crime Conductor (1932)  ***
  8. Mystery in Kensington Gore (1932)  **
  9. X v. Rex (1933)  ****
  10. The Nursemaid Who Disappeared (1938)  ***
  11. Guest in the House (1956)  ****

 

NGAIO MARSH

  1. A Man Lay Dead (1934)  ***
  2. Enter a Murderer (1935)  ***
  3. The Nursing-home Murder (1935)  ***
  4. Vintage Murder (1937)  ***
  5. Death in a White Tie (1938)  ****
  6. Overture to Death (1939)  *****
  7. Death at the Bar (1940)  ****
  8. Final Curtain (1947)  *****
  9. Swing, Brother, Swing (1949)  ****
  10. Hand in Glove (1962)  ***
  11. Clutch of Constables (1968)  *****

 

A. E. W. MASON

  1. At the Villa Rose (1910)  *****
  2. The House of the Arrow (1924)  *****
  3. No Other Tiger (1927)  ****
  4. The House in Lordship Lane (1946)  ****

 

HELEN MCCLOY

  1. Dance of Death (1938)  ****
  2. Cue for Murder (1942)  ****
  3. The Goblin Market (1943)  ****
  4. Alias Basil Willing (1951)  **
  5. Two-Thirds of a Ghost (1956)  ***
  6. The Slayer and the Slain (1957)  *****
  7. Mr. Splitfoot (1968)  ***
  8. The Changeling Conspiracy (1976)  ***

 

GLADYS MITCHELL

  1. Speedy Death (1929)  ****
  2. The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop (1929)  *****
  3. The Saltmarsh Murders (1932)  *****
  4. The Devil at Saxon Wall (1935)  *****
  5. Dead Men’s Morris (1936)  ****
  6. Come Away, Death (1937)  *****
  7. St. Peter’s Finger (1938)  *****
  8. When Last I Died (1941)  ****
  9. Laurels are Poison (1942)  ****
  10. Sunset over Soho (1943)  ****
  11. My Father Sleeps (1944)  ***
  12. Here Comes a Chopper (1946)  ****
  13. Death and the Maiden (1947)  *****
  14. The Dancing Druids (1948)  ****
  15. Tom Brown’s Body (1949)  *****
  16. Groaning Spinney (1950)  ****
  17. The Devil’s Elbow (1951)  ***
  18. The Echoing Strangers (1952)  *****
  19. Merlin’s Furlong (1953)  *****
  20. Faintley Speaking (1954)  **
  21. Twelve Horses and the Hangman’s Noose (1956)  ***
  22. The Twenty-third Man (1957)  *****
  23. The Man Who Grew Tomatoes (1959)  ***
  24. Say it with Flowers (1960)  **
  25. My Bones Will Keep (1962) ***
  26. Adders on the Heath (1963)  **
  27. Pageant of Murder (1965)  **
  28. The Croaking Raven (1966)  ****
  29. Skeleton Island (1967)  **
  30. Three Quick and Five Dead (1968)  ***
  31. Dance to Your Daddy (1969)  ****
  32. Gory Dew (1970)  ****
  33. Lament for Leto (1971)  ***
  34. The Murder of Busy Lizzie (1973)  ***
  35. Winking at the Brim (1974)  **
  36. Late, Late in the Evening (1976)  ****
  37. Noonday and Night (1977)  ***
  38. Fault in the Structure (1977)  ****
  39. Mingled with Venom (1978)  ***
  40. Nest of Vipers (1979)  ****
  41. The Mudflats of the Dead (1979)  ***
  42. The Whispering Knights (1980)  ***
  43. The Greenstone Griffins (1983)  ****
  44. Cold, Lone and Still (1983)  ***
  45. The Crozier Pharaohs (1984)  ***

As Malcolm Torrie

  1. Heavy as Lead (1966)  **

 

STUART PALMER

  1. The Puzzle of the Pepper Tree (1933)
  2. Miss Withers Regrets (1947)
  3. The Green Ace (1950)
  4. Nipped in the Bud (1951)
  5. Cold Poison (1954)

 

Q. PATRICK / PATRICK QUENTIN / JONATHAN STAGGE

  1. The Grindle Nightmare (1935)  ****

 

E. R. PUNSHON

  1. Proof, Counter Proof (1931)  ****
  2. The Cottage Murder (1931)  **
  3. Genius in Murder (1932)  ****
  4. Information Received (1933)  ****
  5. Death Among the Sunbathers (1934)  **
  6. The Cross-Word Mystery (1934)  ***
  7. Mystery Villa (1934)  **
  8. Death of a Beauty Queen (1935)  ***
  9. Death Comes to Cambers (1935)  *****
  10. The Bath Mysteries (1936)  ****
  11. The Dusky Hour (1937)  ****
  12. Dictator’s Way (1938; published in the US as Death of a Tyrant)  ****
  13. Suspects – Nine (1939)  ****
  14. Four Strange Women (1940)  ***
  15. Ten Star Clues (1941)  ***
  16. The Dark Garden (1941)  ***
  17. Diabolic Candelabra (1942)  *****
  18. The Conqueror Inn (1943)  ****
  19. Secrets Can’t Be Kept (1944)  ****
  20. Helen Passes By (1947)  ***
  21. Brought to Light (1954)  ****
  22. Six Were Present (1956)  ***

 

ELLERY QUEEN

  1. The Dutch Shoe Mystery (1931)  ***
  2. The Greek Coffin Mystery (1932)  ***
  3. Halfway House (1936)  ****
  4. Calamity Town (1942)  ****
  5. Ten Days’ Wonder (1948)  ***
  6. Cat of Many Tails (1949)  ***

 

RUTH RENDELL

  1. From Doon with Death (1964)  ***
  2. To Fear a Painted Devil (1965)  ****
  3. The Best Man to Die (1969)  ***
  4. The Killing Doll (1984)  **
  5. An Unkindness of Ravens (1985)  ****
  6. Talking to Strange Men (1987)  **
  7. A Sight for Sore Eyes (1998)  ****
  8. The Babes in the Wood (2002)  ****
  9. The Water’s Lovely (2006)  ***
  10. The Vault (2011)  **
  11. A Spot of Folly (2017; short stories)

 

JOHN RHODE

  1. The Paddington Mystery (1925)  ****
  2. Dr. Priestley’s Quest (1926)  ****
  3. The Ellerby Case (1927)  ****
  4. The Murders in Praed Street (1928)  ****
  5. Tragedy at the Unicorn (1928)  ***
  6. The House on Tollard Ridge (1929)  ****
  7. The Davidson Case (1929)  ****
  8. Tragedy on the Line (1931)  ***
  9. The Hanging Woman (1931)  ****
  10. Mystery at Greycombe Farm (1932)  **
  11. The Motor Rally Mystery (1933)  **
  12. The Claverton Mystery (1933)  *****
  13. The Venner Crime (1933)  ****
  14. The Robthorne Mystery (1934)  ****
  15. Poison for One (1934)  ****
  16. Shot at Dawn (1934)  ***
  17. The Corpse in the Car (1935)  ****
  18. Hendon’s First Case (1935)  ***
  19. Death at Breakfast (1936)  ***
  20. In Face of the Verdict (1936)  ***
  21. Death on the Board (1937)  *****
  22. Proceed with Caution (1937)  ****
  23. Invisible Weapons (1938)  ***
  24. The Bloody Tower (1938)  ****
  25. Death on the Boat-Train (1940)  ***
  26. Murder at Lilac Cottage (1940)  ***
  27. The Fourth Bomb (1942)  ***
  28. Death Invades the Meeting (1944)  **
  29. Vegetable Duck (1944)  ****
  30. The Lake House (1946)  ****
  31. Death in Harley Street (1946)  *****
  32. Death of an Author (1947)  ***
  33. The Telephone Call (1948)  **
  34. Up the Garden Path (1949)  ****
  35. The Two Graphs (1950)  ***
  36. Family Affairs (1950)  ****
  37. Dr. Goodwood’s Locum (1951)
  38. The Secret Meeting (1951)  ***
  39. Death at the Inn (1953)  ***
  40. Open Verdict (1956)  ***
  41. Murder at Derivale (1958)  ***
  42. Licenced for Murder (1958)  ****

As Miles Burton

  1. The Secret of High Eldersham (1930)  ****
  2. The Menace on the Downs (1931)  ***
  3. Death of Mr. Gantley (1932)  ****
  4. Fate at the Fair (1933)  ***
  5. The Milk-Churn Murder (1935)  **
  6. Where is Barbara Prentice? (1936)  ***
  7. Death at the Club (1937)  ***
  8. The Platinum Cat (1938)  ****
  9. Death Leaves No Card (1939)  ****
  10. Mr. Babbacombe Dies (1939)  ***
  11. Murder in the Coal Hole (1940)  ****
  12. Mr. Westerby Missing (1940)  ***
  13. Death Takes a Flat (1940)  ****
  14. This Undesirable Residence (1942)  **
  15. Murder, M.D. (1943)  *****
  16. The Three Corpse Trick (1944)  *****
  17. Not a Leg to Stand On (1945)  ***
  18. Early Morning Murder (1945)  ***
  19. The Cat Jumps (1946)  ***
  20. Situation Vacant (1946)  ***
  21. Heir to Lucifer (1947)  ***
  22. Death in Shallow Water (1948)  ***
  23. Devil’s Reckoning (1948)  ***
  24. Look Alive (1949;)  ***
  25. Ground for Suspicion (1950)  ****
  26. Beware Your Neighbour (1951)  ***
  27. Something to Hide (1953)  ***
  28. The Moth-Watch Murder (1957)  ****
  29. Return from the Dead (1959)  ***

As Cecil Waye

  1. The Prime Minister’s Pencil (1933)  **

 

SAX ROHMER

  1. Brood of the Witch-Queen (1918)  ****

 

DOROTHY L. SAYERS

  1. Whose Body? (1923)  ****
  2. Clouds of Witness (1926)  ***
  3. Unnatural Death (1927)  *****
  4. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928)  ****
  5. Lord Peter Views the Body (1928)
  6. The Documents in the Case (1930; with Robert Eustace)  *****
  7. Strong Poison (1930)  *****
  8. The Five Red Herrings (1931)  ****
  9. Have His Carcase (1932)  *****
  10. Murder Must Advertise (1933)  *****
  11. The Nine Tailors (1934)  *****
  12. Gaudy Night (1935)  *****
  13. Busman’s Honeymoon (1937)  ***

 

C. ST. JOHN SPRIGG

  1. Crime in Kensington (1933; also published as Pass the Body)  ****
  2. The Perfect Alibi (1934)  ****
  3. Death of an Airman (1934)  ***

 

JULIAN SYMONS

  1. The Immaterial Murder Case (1945)  ****
  2. The 31st of February (1950)  *****
  3. The Man Whose Dreams Came True (1968)  **
  4. The Plot Against Roger Rider (1973)  ****
  5. A Three Pipe Problem (1975)  ***
  6. The Blackheath Poisonings (1978)  *****
  7. Death’s Darkest Face (1990)  *****
  8. Something Like a Love Affair (1992)  **

 

S. S. VAN DINE

  1. The Dragon Murder Case (1933)  **
  2. The Casino Murder Case (1934)  ***

 

HENRY WADE

  1. The Verdict of You All (1926)  ****
  2. The Missing Partners (1928)  ****
  3. The Duke of York’s Steps (1929)  *****
  4. No Friendly Drop (1931)  ****
  5. The Hanging Captain (1932)  *****
  6. Policeman’s Lot (1933)
  7. Mist on the Saltings (1933)  ***
  8. Constable, Guard Thyself! (1934)  ****
  9. Heir Presumptive (1935)  *****
  10. Bury Him Darkly (1936)  ***
  11. The High Sheriff (1937)  ****
  12. Here Comes the Copper (1938)
  13. Released for Death (1938)  ***
  14. Lonely Magdalen (1940)  ***
  15. Diplomat’s Folly (1951)  ***
  16. Be Kind to the Killer (1952)  ***
  17. Too Soon to Die (1953)  ***
  18. The Litmore Snatch (1957)  ***

 

CAROLYN WELLS

  1. The Clue (1909)
  2. Murder Will In (1942)