Archive for March, 2010
This last, short week for Georgette Heyer sees her stopping at these great blogs.
March 29, 2010 Sasha & the Silverfish Review: Arabella
March 30, 2010 Becky’s Book Reviews Review: Venetia or Sylvester
March 30, 2010 Shelf Love Review: A Civil Contract
March 31, 2010 book-a-rama Review: A Lady of Quality
Remember to sign up for The Golden Age of Detective Fiction tour.
Time to pull out your magnifying glasses, examine all the clues, and figure out “whodunit” because the many wonderful authors from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction will be touring the Classics Circuit in May and June!
The 1920s and 1930s are often referred as the Golden Age of Detective Fiction because of the flourishing of the genre during those years. Some of the most famous mystery writers ever were writing during that period, and their works continue to define the mystery genre in the minds of many readers. Most of the authors of the Golden Age were British, but some were Americans, and many of these wrote in a more hard-boiled style than their British counterparts.
Read on to find out more about the authors widely considered part of the movement and some of their works from the era. These authors and works (selected from the Wikipedia entries on the Golden Age and the Detection Club) are just a few examples of the wide array of Golden Age Detective Fiction out there, so you don’t need to limit yourself to these writers. We have limited these lists primarily to works published in the 1920s and 1930s that are still in print; however, any detective fiction from the 1920s and 1930s by a now dead author, as well as works by Golden Age authors published outside this 20-year period, would qualify for inclusion. Posts about biographies of the authors or books about detective fiction in the Golden Age would also be welcome on the tour.
Click on the appropriate link below to go directly to a list of each author’s works. Unless otherwise noted, book lists and plot descriptions are from Wikipedia. (Note: We are avoiding spoilers as best we can in our descriptions, but some of the linked plot summaries do give away the solutions to the mysteries, so proceed with caution.)
- The Detection Club
- Margery Allingham
- H.C. Bailey
- Anthony Berkeley
- John Dickson Carr
- Raymond Chandler
- G.K. Chesterton
- Agatha Christie
- Freeman Wills Crofts
- R. Austin Freeman
- Dashiell Hammett
- Michael Innes
- Ngaio Marsh
- Dorothy L. Sayers
- Josephine Tey
See the Golden Age of Detection Wiki for an extensive list of authors and works and links to other resources.
Sign-ups for the tour are closed.
The tour is expected to run from May 17 to June 11.
Georgette Heyer continues her tour this week with stops at these great blogs.
March 22, 2010 Bibliolatry Review: Footsteps in the Dark
March 22, 2010 Linus’s Blanket Review: Frederica
March 23, 2010 Laura’s Reviews Review: The Foundling
March 24, 2010 Kay’s Bookshelf : Undecided Heyer
March 25, 2010 Queen of Happy Endings Review: Arabella or Friday’s Child or The Grand Sophy or Cousin Kate
March 26, 2010 A Few More Pages Review: The Nonesuch
March 27, 2010 A Reader’s Respite Review: The Conquerer
March 28, 2010 Tell Me a Story Review: Faro’s Daughter or The Grand Sophy or Devil’s Cub or Arabella or The Talisman Ring
March 28, 2010 Stephanie’s Confessions of a Bookaholic Review: Footsteps in the Dark or Why Shoot a Butler?
Beginning Monday, April 19, 2010, Alexandre Dumas will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number his works, as well as general information posts about this classic author.
Feel free to use the button (or perhaps make your own if you’re so inclined). Please download it to your computer before using it.
April 19, 2010 Reading Through Life The Three Musketeers or a post about the relevance of Dumas to adolescent readers
April 20, 2010 Rebecca Reads The Three Musketeers
April 21, 2010 book-a-rama The Wolf Leader
April 21, 2010 First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice The Companions of Jehu
April 22, 2010 Bibliolatry The Black Tulip
April 22, 2010 Semicolon La Reine Margot
April 23, 2010 A Literary Odyssey The Three Musketeers
April 24, 2010 Stiletto Storytime The Queen’s Necklace and/or La Reine Margot
April 25, 2010 Tales of a Capricious Reader The Three Musketeers or The Count of Monte Cristo
April 26, 2010 Badgerish.Net The Companions of Jehu
April 26, 2010 Sparks’ Notes The Three Musketeers
April 27, 2010 One Librarian’sBook Reviews The Man in the Iron Mask
April 27, 2010 In Spring it is the Dawn The Count of Monte Cristo
April 28, 2010 Good Books & Good Wine The Black Tulip
April 28, 2010 Kay’s Bookshelf La Reine Margot
April 29, 2010 Wuthering Expectations “A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas’s” by Robert Louis Stevenson
April 29, 2010 Carol’s Notebook The Three Musketeers
April 30, 2010 A Striped Armchair undecided Dumas
May 1, 2010 Maxine Reads The Count of Monte Cristo
May 2, 2010 Literary Lolita Camille
May 3, 2010 FLY HIGH! The Black Tulip
May 4, 2010 Shelf Love The Count of Monte Cristo
May 4, 2010 Fleur Fisher Reads 1001 Ghosts
May 5, 2010 The Reading Life Georges
May 5, 2010 Daily Words and Acts The Count of Monte Cristo
May 6, 2010 A Book Lover The Three Musketeers
May 7, 2010 Laura’s Reviews The Count of Monte Cristo
May 8, 2010 The Blog Jar The Count of Monte Cristo
May 9, 2010 It’s All About Books Twenty Years After
Please note: If you are participating in this tour and the information above is incorrect or you need to make a change to your tour day, please let us know by leaving a comment or emailing classicscircuit [at] googlegroups [dot] com. Someone from the Committee will update the schedule.
If you missed sign up and you would like to be added to the schedule at this late point, we still have a few free slots and we can still fit you in.
Georgette Heyer continues her tour this week with stops at these great blogs.
March 15, 2010 Booklust Review: Penhallow
March 16, 2010 Carol’s Notebook Review: Cotillion
March 16, 2010 Musings Review: These Old Shades
March 17, 2010 Reading Adventures Review: Devil’s Cub
March 18, 2010 Blog Jar Review: Royal Escape
March 19, 2010 Reading, Writing and Retirement Review: Friday’s Child
March 20, 2010 Staircase Wit Review: The Grand Sophy or Devil’s Cub
March 21, 2010 Medieval Bookworm Review: Cotillion
If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for the Alexandre Dumas tour. Sign up ends on Friday, March 12.
As for this month’s tour, Georgette Heyer continues her round of the blogosphere this week. Check out these great posts!
March 8, 2010 A Striped Armchair Review: The Unknown Ajax
March 8, 2010 A Book Lover Review: The Convenient Marriage
March 9, 2010 First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Review: The Black Sheep
March 10, 2010 Bibliosue Review: The Unfinished Clue and Royal Escape
March 11, 2010 Fleur Fisher Reads Review: No Wind of Blame
March 12, 2010 Reviews by Lola Review: Frederica
March 12, 2010 Reading, Writing, Working, Playing Review: Envious Casca
March 13, 2010 Life Is a Patchwork Quilt Review: My Lord John
March 14, 2010 Jenny’s Books Review: The Grand Sophy
Beginning Monday, April 5, 2010, Emile Zola will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number his works, as well as general information posts about this classic author.
We have two buttons for this tour. The first is taken from the painting called Paris Street: Rainy Day and painted in 1877 by Zola’s contemporary Gustave Caillebotte (see Wikipedia). The second, possibly more fitting, button is taken from an early cover of Zola’s novel Germinal (also used via Wikipedia public domain).
Tour participants should feel free to use the buttons to promote the Circuit on their blog; please download to your own computer first.
April 5, 2010 The Blog Jar Thérèse Raquin
April 5, 2010 Heidenkind’s Hideaway Nana
April 6, 2010 The Zen Leaf Germinal
April 6, 2010 Rebecca Reads The Masterpiece
April 7, 2010 Shelf Love Thérèse Raquin
April 7, 2010 Badgerish.Net Le Rêve [The Dream]
April 8, 2010 pages turned Germinal
April 8, 2010 Bibliosue Zola and the Dreyfus Affair
April 9, 2010 Bibliolatry Thérèse Raquin
April 10, 2010 Sparks’ Notes The Ladies Paradise
April 11, 2010 Reviews by Lola Nana
April 12, 2010 Pining for the West Germinal
April 14, 2010 Tales from the Reading Room Zola and Naturalism
April 14, 2010 Stiletto Storytime The Ladies’ Paradise [Au Bonheur des Dames] and Nana
April 15, 2010 Musings Thérèse Raquin
April 15, 2010 Good Books & Good Wine Germinal
April 17, 2010 Lakeside Musing The Ladies’ Paradise
April 18, 2010 Medieval Bookworm Germinal
April 19, 2010 Wuthering Expectations Thérèse Raquin
April 19, 2010 A Striped Armchair The Ladies’ Paradise
April 20, 2010 Tell Me A Story Nana
April 21, 2010 Caribousmom Thérèse Raquin
April 22, 2010 Paperback Reader Thérèse Raquin
April 22, 2010 The Reading Life Nana
April 23, 2010 Evening All Afternoon Germinal (French edition)
April 23, 2010 A Few of My Favorite Books The Kill
April 24, 2010 Books and Chocolate The Belly of Paris
April 25, 2010 BookLust The Fortune of the Rougons
April 25, 2010 52annualbookreviews Lourdes
Please note: If you are participating in this tour and the information above is incorrect or you need to make a change to your tour day, please let us know by leaving a comment or emailing classicscircuit[at]googlegroups[dot]com. Someone from the Committee will update the schedule.
If you missed sign up and you would like to be added to the schedule at this late point, let us know and we can still fit you in.
Make sure you didn’t miss any of February’s Harlem Renaissance tour. Here is where it visited, with permalinks to the specific posts. We hope this list of retrospective posts helps you find your next classic read!
February 3, 2010 Daily Words and Acts: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
February 4, 2010 BookNAround: The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories by Charles Chesnutt
February 9, 2010 The Zen Leaf: Jonah’s Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston
February 11, 2010 Laura’s Reviews: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
February 11, 2010 Musings: The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes
February 15, 2010 Nonsuch Book Harlem Renaissance Poetry in Fire!! by Wallace Thurman
February 17, 2010 Notorious Spinks Talks Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance by Bruce Nugent and the movie Brother to Brother
February 21, 2010 book-a-rama Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Not only does sign up begin today for the Dumas Classics Circuit, but it also is day one of the Georgette Heyer tour! Check out these reviews throughout the week and find your next read!
March 1, 2010 One Librarian’s Book Reviews Review: Frederica
March 1, 2010 Austenprose Review: Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester
March 2, 2010 Enchanted by Josephine Review: Beauvallet
March 3, 2010 Books and Chocolate Review: Behold, Here’s Poison
March 3, 2010 Michelle’s Masterful Musings Review: Devil’s Cub
March 4, 2010 Sparks’ Notes Review: Friday’s Girl
March 5, 2010 Tales from the Reading Room Review: The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge
March 6, 2010 BookNAround Review: The Grand Sophy
March 7, 2010 Windy Ridge Books Review: Why Shoot a Butler?