Classics in September 2014 – a recap

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Classic_Crime_150x150Well, we hope you enjoyed our month of classic crime fiction as much as we did. During September, we’ve looked at some incredible old crime books that deserve your attention even today in 2014.

From Frederick Forsyth’s multi-award winning The Day of the Jackal, through to some lesser known classics like The Quiller Memorandum and Rogue Male, we’ve touched on some excellent espionage. We checked out Ngaio Marsh and Josephine Tey for lovers of Golden Age crime fiction, and for anyone who enjoys things hardboiled, what about our look at the 87th Precinct or those nearly forgotten books by Arthur Lyons?

sherlockholmesvsdracula200With over 7,000 books featuring Sherlock Holmes listed on Amazon UK, perhaps our most useful article in September was the one where we selected the best books featuring the character by authors other than Arthur Conan Doyle. We looked at the best classic crime films, as well as reviewing some recently released reprints of old novels and giving away four free classics in prize draws on our Facebook page. Our guide to the Martin Beck novels will be handy for lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction and we also send our thanks to authors Arne Dahl, Rachel Howzell Hall, Cathy Ace and TJ Cooke for sharing their favourite classics with us.

However, our final and biggest thank-you goes to Bloomsbury Reader, the 21st century digital imprint that’s dedicated to bringing you the best classic crime fiction. They proved it by sponsoring Classics in September and making it all possible.

Here are all the articles in the order published…

The Day of the Jackal revisited
Lost gems of the Golden Age
My classics by Rachel Howzell Hall
The Judge and His Hangman Revisited
First look: The Monogram Murders
The perfect Poirot primer
Rogue Male revisited
The enduring excellence of the 87th Precinct
The Monogram Murders reviewed
My classics by TJ Cooke
Classics by Bloomsbury Reader part 1
The 20 greatest classic crime movies of all time
The best of Ngaio Marsh
The Quiller Memorandum revisited
My classics by Cathy Ace
Lost classics by Arthur Lyons
The Devil at Saxon Wall reviewed
All about Bloomsbury Reader
A guide to the Martin Beck series
Books to Die For
My classics by Arne Dahl
Josephine Tey: author and protagonist
Beyond Conan Doyle – the best of Sherlock Holmes
Classics by Bloomsbury Reader part 2
The Amazing Test Match Crime

Which article was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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