Our second annual month celebrating the classics of crime fiction has come to an end. We hope you’ve enjoyed it. It started off with one of the Queens of the Golden age, Dorothy L Sayers, and ended with a slightly lesser known Golden Age author in the form of Michael Innes. We also brought you some noir, some espionage and something a bit different too, with a look at the classic potential of The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. And if you haven’t tried our Agatha Christie quiz yet, give it a go – just for fun.
Here’s a run-down of the month that’s gone by – do let us know what you thought of it. Should we do it again next year?
The Best of Dorothy L Sayers – discover the Golden Age author with five great recommendations.
The Labyrinth Makers – review of Anthony Prices’s early espionage novel.
A Pocket Full of Rye – Agatha Christie sixth mystery reviewed.
Why No1 Ladies’ is now a classic – a great one for fans of Mma Ramotswe.
Dorothy L Sayers and Fenland – how the Fens’ geography, towns and people inspired her.
An Evening with Ruth Rendell – reflecting on 50 years of crime fiction writing.
The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan’s classic book revisited.
Five crime classics to download free – stock up your Kindle or iPad today!
The Agatha Christie birthday quiz – how we celebrated the Queen of Crime’s 123rd.
Sophie Hannah to write new Poirot – interview with the author chosen to restore the Belgian detective.
One for Hell – a real gem for lovers of dark and dirty noir.
Your classics – readers of Crime Fiction Lover share their classic choices.
Barry Forshaw’s top 10 Nordic classics – the books that shaped this important sub-genre.
The first female detectives – Victorian ladies solving crimes. Superb!
Shroud for a Nightingale revisited – one of the best by crime fiction legend PD James.
The Black Mask returns – fantastic pulp crime mag re-Kindled.
William Boyd on James Bond – the latest author to tackle 007 talks.
An introduction to Michael Innes – meet the author and his scholarly sleuth Appleby.