The Golden Age of Detective Fiction on Tour

Beginning Monday, May 17, 2010, The Golden Age of Detective Fiction will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number detective novels from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as general information the era.

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May 17, 2010  Rebecca Reads Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and/or Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

May 18, 2010  Reviews by Lola Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

May 18, 2010  Joyfully Retired Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

May 19, 2010 Literary Lolita And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

May 20, 2010 Staircase Wit The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham

May 20, 2010 Tales of a Capricious Reader Review of an Agatha Christie novel

May 21, 2010 Tell Me A Story Ngaio Marsh – Her Life in Crime by Joanne Drayton and/or Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh

May 22, 2010 Bibliosue The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

May 22, 2010 Brimful Bookshelves The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

May 23, 2010 A Few More Pages The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

May 24, 2010 BookLust A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh

May 24, 2010 piningforthewest Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes

May 25, 2010 The Blog Jar Black Plumes by Margery Allingham

May 26, 2010 52 Annual Book Reviews Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes

May 26, 2010 Fleur Fisher Reads The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley

May 27, 2010 Brown Paper The Case of William Smith by Patricia Wentworth

May 28, 2010 A Work in Progress The Mystery of Hunting’s End by Mignon Eberhart

May 28, 2010 Reading, Writing, Working, Playing The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton

May 29, 2010 Life is a Patchwork Quilt Come Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie (autobiography)

May 30, 2010 book-a-rama Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie

May 31, 2010 Sparks’ Notes Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton

May 31, 2010 things mean a lot The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

June 1, 2010 Notes from the North The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

June 1, 2010 an adventure in reading Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh

June 2, 2010 Reading Through Life Reflections on teaching an Agatha Christie novel (And Then There Were None) to inner-city high school students

June 2, 2010 Good Books and Good Wine The Documents In The Case by Dorothy L. Sayers with Robert Eustace

June 3, 2010 The Zen Leaf And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

June 3, 2010 A Striped Armchair The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

June 4, 2010 So Many Books The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes

June 4, 2010 Time Enough at Last Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

June 5, 2010 Lizzy’s Literary Life The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

June 5, 2010 Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

June 6, 2010 Musings A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey

June 6, 2010 Literary Lolita And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

June 7, 2010 Stiletto Storytime The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

June 7, 2010 In Spring it is the Dawn The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

June 8, 2010 A Book Lover Whose Body and/or The Whimsical Christian by Dorothy L. Sayers

June 8, 2010 Classic Mysteries Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly

June 9, 2010 My Friend Amy The Innocence of Father Brown by GK Chesterton

June 9, 2010 Books and Chocolate The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr

June 10, 2010 Bibliolatry The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

June 10, 2010 Shelf Love Before the Fact by Francis Iles

June 11, 2010 justaddbooks Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

June 11, 2010 Linus’s Blanket Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie

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 fit you in. Just e-mail us at classicscircuit [at] googlegroups [dot] com.

  1. #1 by Shelley on April 20, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    I’m so happy to see Dorothy Sayers here! I think she’s greatly underestimated in terms of what she has to say about relationships between men and women (a subject of great interest to me).

  2. #2 by Dave on June 16, 2011 - 10:50 pm

    I wish have time to take part of the endeavor. These treasure are worth the find. Some of these books were written with the writer’s time and life laid down. We owe it to them and the next generation.

  3. #3 by Dana on June 26, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    I am such a big Agatha Christie fan! Read almost all of her books and can’t get enough. When will the next virtual tour be?

  4. #4 by Jana on July 3, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    Such a great list of books, too bad I wasn’t aware of this tour sooner. It looks like the next tour will be just as great though! I am a huge fan of John Steinbeck.

  5. #5 by Sarah on July 6, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    Murder on the Orient Express is one of my favorite books by Agatha Christie!

  6. #6 by Sam on July 8, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    I thought that I had read all of Dorothy Sayers books, but seeing “Whose Body” on here changed that thought. Thank you for the list!

  7. #7 by Penny on July 8, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    “Murder on the Orient Express” is by far the best Agatha Christie novel. Everyone knows it and it’s so enjoyable.

  8. #8 by MLM Training on July 27, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    I agree with you! I love that book! We had to learn this and do a study on it in grade school – it’s lessons have stuck with me ever since.

  9. #9 by MLM Training on August 27, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Sam I have just finished “Whose Body” – it is tremendous and you should pick up it soon. Tell me what you think back here on the blog.

  10. #10 by NJ Insulation on December 29, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    I must admit I am a fan as well.

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