Classics in September — Well, we’ve come to the end of our month celebrating classic crime fiction. We hope you’ve found it interesting and enjoyable, and perhaps even added a book or two to your ‘to read’ list. Over the last 30 days we’ve looked at Sherlock Holmes, a raft of noir and hardboiled books, some Golden Age female authors, Raymond Chandler, and some modern classics too.
It’s been fun, and it’s been exciting and our thanks once again go out to Open Road Integrated Media who sponsored Classics in September here on Crime Fiction Lover. Below we’ve included a list recapping all our Classics in September articles. But first, a couple of quick announcements. Firstly, the winners of our MysteriousPress.com competition. Congratulations to Kelly Robinson, Max Eisenberg, Joelyn Alexander, Lisa Grey and Jeff who each won a Mysterious eBook of their choice. Then there’s the winner of our Hard Case Crime Competition. Duncan Young of Edinburgh has four more great crime books on his bookshelf.
That brings an end to Classics in September. Here are all those articles again in case you missed one…
Roseanna Revisited – Maj Sjӧwall and Per Wahlӧӧ practically invented Nordic Noir
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly on its 20th anniversary
The top five women of noir – DispatchesFromNoir’s favourite femmes fatales
Charles Ardai interviewed – the co-founder of Hard Case Crime
Jonathan Santlofer on crime writing – can anyone write crime fiction?
A Raymond Chandler primer – for those yet to discover this great writer
Barry Forshaw’s classics of the noughties – five great recommendations
Sweet Danger by Margery Alllingham – a classic now out on eBook
Deadly Image revisited – George Harmon Coxe’s Flash Casey is on the case
Interview with Otto Penzler – we talk to the founder of Mysterios Press
Sherlock Holmes and A Study in Scarlet – where it all began
The Grifters Revisited – Jim Thompson’s definitive noir novel
Meet me at the Morgue – Ross Macdonald’s hardboiled classic back on eBook
The Cocktail Waitress – the lost James M Cain book reviewed
False Scent by Ngaio Marsh – one of the queen’s of crime fiction
Revisitng Maigret – a look at Georges Simenon’s French detective
False Negative by Joseph Koenig – new novel done in classic style
Derek Raymond and The Factory – definitive British noir
The House of Silk – Anthony Horowitz does Arthur Conan Doyle
The Great Detectives – it’s now available as an eBook
Revisiting Mr Ripley – a look at Patricia Highsmith’s classic character