Reviews by Author

There are currently 316 novels and short story collections by 154 authors reviewed on this blog. Last updated 5/18/2020.

ABIKO, Takemaru
The 8 Mansion Murders / 8の殺人 (1989)

ADAMS, Herbert
The Chief Witness (1949)

AIRD, Catherine
The Religious Body (1966)

ALEXANDER, Ellie
Death on Tap (2017)
The Pint of No Return (2018)

ALLEN, Amanda
Santa Fe Mourning (2018)
A Moment in Crime (2018)

ARISUGAWA, Alice
The Moai Island Puzzle (1989)

ARTHUR, Robert
The Mystery of the Screaming Clock (1964??)

BAX, Roger
Disposing of Henry (1947)
Blueprint for Murder (1948)

BELLAIRS, GeorgeAuthor Page
Death of a Busybody (1942)
The Dead Shall Be Raised (1942)
Calamity at Harwood (1945)
The Case of the Demented Spiv (1950)
The Case of the Headless Jesuit / Death Rings in the New Year (1950)
Death in Dark Glasses (1952)
A Knife for Harry Dodd (1953)
Death in High Provence (1957)
Corpse at the Carnival (1958)
Toll the Bell for Murder (1959)
Death of a Tin God (1961)
Surfeit of Suspects (1964)
Death Spins the Wheel (1965)

BERKELEY, Anthony
Trial and Error (1937)

BLAKE, Nicholas
The Beast Must Die (1938)
A Penknife in My Heart (1958)

BOSCO, Maria Angelica
Death Going Down / La muerte baja en el ascensor (1954)

BRAITHWAITE, Oyinkan
My Sister, the Serial Killer (2018)

BRETT, Simon
Cast in Order of Disappearance (1975)
A Shock to the System (1984)
The Liar in the Library (2017)

BREWER, Gil
The Vengeful Virgin (1958)

BROADRIBB, C. A.
Nice Day for a Murder (2004)

BROWN, Cindy
MacDeath (2012)

BRUCE, Leo
Case for Sergeant Beef (1951)

BYRNSIDE, James
The Opening Night Murders (2019)

BUDE, John
The Cheltenham Square Murder (1937)
Death Makes A Prophet (1947)

BURTON, Miles
The Chinese Puzzle (1957)

CAIN, James M.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1935)
Double Indemnity (1943)

CARR, John DicksonAuthor Page
The Mad Hatter Mystery (1933)
To Wake the Dead (1938)
The Black Spectacles / The Problem of the Green Capsule (1939)
The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939)
The Man Who Could Not Shudder (1940)
The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941)
The Witch of Low Tide (1961)
Deadly Hall (1971)

CHIARA, Piero
The Bishop’s Bedroom / La stanza del Vescovo (1976)

CHRISTIE, Agatha
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1919)
The Murder on the Links (1923)
Poirot Investigates (1924)
The Man in the Brown Suit (1924)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
The Big Four (1927)
The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)
Murder is Easy (1939)
Towards Zero (1944)
Death Comes as the End (1944)
Sparkling Cyanide (1944)
Destination Unknown (1954)
Ordeal by Innocence (1958)
Passenger to Frankfurt (1970)

CONNINGTON, JJ
Murder in the Maze (1927)

CONROY, Albert
Devil in Dungarees (1960)

COOK, Eileen
You Owe Me A Murder (2019)

COTTERILL, Colin
The Coroner’s Lunch (2004)

CROFTS, Freeman WillsAuthor Page
The Cheyne Mystery (1926)
The Starvel Hollow Tragedy (1927)
The Sea Mystery (1928)
The Box Office Murders (1929)
The 12:30 from Croydon (1931)
Mystery on Southampton Water / Crime on the Solent (1934)
Found Floating (1937)
Antidote to Venom (1938)
The End of Andrew Harrison (1938)
Golden Ashes (1940)
The Affair at Little Wokeham / Double Tragedy (1943)
Death of a Train (1946)
Many A Slip (1955)

DALTON, Moray
The Art School Murders (1943)
The Condamine Case (1947)

DALY, Elizabeth
Unexpected Night (1940)
The Book of the Lion (1948)
The Book of the Crime (1951)

DARD, Frédéric
The King of Fools / La Pelouse (1952)
The Executioner Weeps (1956)
The Gravedigger’s Bread / Le Pain des Fossoyeurs (1956) – Reprint of the Year

DAVIS, Lindsey
The Silver Pigs (1989)
Shadows in Bronze (1990)

DAVIS, Richard Harding
In the Fog (1901)

DE ANGELIS, Augusto
The Murdered Banker (1935)

DE MARCHI, Emilio
The Priest’s Hat / Il cappello da prete (1887)

DICKSON, Carter
A Graveyard to Let (1949)

DOYLE, Arthur ConanAuthor Page
A Study in Scarlet (1887)
The Sign of Four (1890)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (1892)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)

DUNCAN, Francis
Murder has a Motive (1947)

DURLING, Ulf
Hard Cheese / Gammal Ost (1971)

EKEMAR, Kim
The Patricide (2016)

ERNST, Kathleen
Old World Murder (2010)

FARJEON, J. Jefferson
Mystery in White (1938)
Seven Dead (1939)

FEARN, John Russell
Except for One Thing (1947)
Lonely Road Murder (1954)

FORD, Leslie
The Strangled Witness (1934)
Ill Met By Moonlight (1937)

FOSSUM, Karin
The Murder of Harriet Krohn / Mordet på Harriet Krohn (2010)
I Can See in the Dark / Jeg kan se i mørket (2011)

FRAZER, Margaret
The Murderer’s Tale (1996)

FREEMAN, R. Austin
The Singing Bone (1912)

GARDNER, Erle Stanley
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933)
The Case of the Sulky Girl (1933)
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1934)
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
The Case of the Counterfeit Eye (1935)

GARRETT, Randall
Too Many Magicians (1966)

GARVE, Andrew
The File on Lester (1974)

GENSOUL, Alexis
Death out of Nowhere (1944)

GENTILL, Sulari
A Few Right Thinking Men (2010)
A Decline in Prophets (2011)

GILBERT, Anthony
Death Knocks Three Times (1949)

GILES, Stewart
The Perfect Murder (2017)

GOBLE, Steve
The Bloody Black Flag (2017)

GREEN, Anna K.
The Leavenworth Case (1878)

GRIBBLE, Leonard
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)
Murder First Class (1946)
The Inverted Crime (1954)

GRIERSON, Edward
Reputation for a Song (1952)

HALTER, Paul
Death Invites You / La Mort vous invite (1988)
The Madman’s Room / La Chambre du Fou (1990)
The Tiger’s Head / La Tête du tigre (1991)
The Seventh Hypothesis / La septième hypothèse (1991)
The Demon of Dartmoor / Le Diable de Dartmoor (1993)
The Invisible Circle / Le Cercle Invisible (1996)
The Man Who Loved Clouds / L’homme qui aimait les nuages (1999)
The Phantom Passage / La ruelle fantôme (2005)

HAY, Mavis Doriel
Murder Underground (1935)
Death on the Cherwell (1935)

HAYNES, Annie
The Bungalow Mystery (1923)

HERBERT, A. L.
Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles (2015)

HIGASHINO, Keigo
Malice / 悪意 (1996)
The Devotion of Suspect X / 容疑者Xの献身 (2005)

HIGHSMITH, Patricia
Strangers on a Train (1950)

HILLERMAN, Tony
The Blessing Way (1970)

HOCH, Ed
The Ripper of Storyville (1997)
More Things Impossible (2006)
All But Impossible (2017)

HOLDING, Elisabeth Sanxay
Speak of the Devil (1941)
Lady Killer (1942)
Net of Cobwebs (1946)

HOLTON, Hugh
Windy City (1995)

HONIGFORD, Cheryl
The Darkness Knows (2016)

HUGHES, Dorothy B.
The So Blue Marble (1940) – Reprint of the Year nomination
Dread Journey (1945)

HULL, Richard
The Murder of My Aunt (1934)
Excellent Intentions (1938)

ILES, Francis
Malice Aforethought (1931)

INNES, Michael
Lament for a Maker (1938)
There Came Both Mist and Snow (1940)
The New Sonia Wayward (1960)
Money from Holme (1964)
The Gay Phoenix (1976)

JAMES, CeeCee
Cirque de Slay (2018)

JENSEN, Martin
The King’s Hounds / Kongens Hunde (2010)
Oathbreaker / Edbryder (2011)

JEONG, You-Jeong
The Good Son / 종의 기원 (2016)

JOHNS, Roger
Dark River Rising (2017)

JONES, Susanna
The Earthquake Bird (2001)

KEELER, Harry Stephen
The Skull of the Waltzing Clown (1935)

KIM, Young-Ha
Your Republic is Calling You / 빛의 제국 (2006)
Diary of a Murderer / 살인자의 기억법 (2013)

KINGSTON, Charles
Murder in Piccadilly (1936)

KNOX, Ronald
The Viaduct Murder (1925)
The Three Taps (1927)

KOUTSAKIS, Pol
Athenian Blues / Αθηναϊκό Μπλουζ (2017)

LEVIN, Ira
A Kiss Before Dying (1953) – Video discussion

LIMNELIUS, George
The Medbury Fort Murder (1929)

LIN, Szu-Yen
Death in the House of Rain (2017)

LORAC, E. C. R.
Fire in the Thatch (1946)
Murder in the Mill-Race (1952)

LOVESEY, Peter
Wobble to Death (1970)
The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (1970)
Abracadaver (1972)
Mad Hatter’s Holiday (1973)
Bertie and the Tin Man (1987)
Bertie and the Seven Bodies (1990)

MALVALDI, Marco
Game for Five / La briscola in cinque (2005)

MARSH, Ngaio
A Man Lay Dead (1934)

MATSUMOTO, Seicho
A Quiet Place (1975)

MCCABE, Cameron
The Face on the Cutting Room Floor (1937)

MCCOY, Horace
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1935)

MCGOWN, Jill
Murder at the Old Vicarage (1988)

MELVILLE, Alan
Weekend at Thrackley (1934)
Quick Curtain (1934)
Death of Anton (1936)

MEREDITH, Anne
Portrait of a Murderer (1934)

MITCHELL, Gladys
St. Peter’s Finger (1933)
A Javelin for Jonah (1974)

MOSLEY, Walter
Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)

MUKHERJEE, Abir
A Necessary Evil (2017)

MURPHY, Haughton
Murder for Lunch (1986)

NAKAMURA, Fuminori
The Gun / 銃 (2003)

NESSER, Håkan
The Mind’s Eye (1993)

NORTH, Gil
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (1960)

O’BRIEN, Maureen
Close-Up On Death (1989)
Mask of Betrayal (1998)

ŌSAKA, Keichiki
The Ginza Ghost and Other Stories (2017)

PARKER, I. J.
Rashomon Gate (2002)
The Dragon Scroll (2005)

PARKS, Brad
Say Nothing (2017)
Closer Than You Know (2018)

PAUL, Barbara
The Fourth Wall (1979)

PETERS, Ellis
A Morbid Taste for Bones (1977)
One Corpse Too Many (1979)

POE, Edgar Allan
The Murders at the Rue Morgue (1841)
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt (1842)

POLLOCK, Euan
Tricks of the Trade (2018)

PUNSHON, E. R.
Diabolic Candelabra (1942)
It Might Lead Anywhere (1946)

QUEEN, Ellery
The Roman Hat Mystery (1929)
The French Powder Mystery (1930)
The Dutch Shoe Mystery (1931)
The Greek Coffin Mystery (1932)
The Egyptian Cross Mystery (1932)
The American Gun Mystery (1933)

RADFORD, E & M.A.
The Heel of Achilles (1950)

RAMPO, Edogawa
Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1956)

RENDELL, Ruth
From Doon with Love (1964)
A New Lease of Death (1967)
A Demon in My View (1976)

RHODE, John
The Paddington Mystery (1925)
Mystery at Olympia (1935)
Death at Breakfast (1936)
The Lake House (1946)

RICE, Craig
Home Sweet Homicide (1944)

ROBERTSON, Michael
A Baker Street Wedding (2018)

ROSCOE, Theodore
Murder on the Way! (1935)

ROTH, Holly
The Sleeper (1955)

SANDERS, Bruce
Madame Bluebeard (1951)

SANDERS, George
Crime on my Hands (1944)

SAYERS, Dorothy L.Author Page
Whose Body? (1923)
Clouds of Witness (1926)
Unnatural Death (1927)

SCHIRACH, Ferdinand von
The Collini Case / Der Fall Collini (2011)

SHAFFER, Andrew
Hope Never Dies (2018)

SHAW, William
The Birdwatcher (2017)

SIMENON, Georges
Pietr the Latvian / Pietr-le-Letton (1931)

SMITH, Derek
Come to Paddington Fair (1997)

STEVENSON, Robert L
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

SWINFEN, Ann
The Bookseller’s Tale (2016)

SYMONS, Julian
The Colour of Murder (1957)
The Man Who Killed Himself (1969)

TAKAGI, Akitmitsu
The Informer / 密告者 (1965)

TATE, Clover
Blown Away (2017)

TEY, Josephine
The Man in the Queue (1929)

THOMPSON, Jim
Nothing More Than Murder (1949)
The Killer Inside Me (1952)
After Dark, My Sweet (1955)
The Kill-Off (1957)
Pop. 1280 (1964)

THOROGOOD, Robert
A Meditation on Murder (2015)

THYNNE, Molly
The Death of Sir Adam Braid (1930)
The Crime at the Noah’s Ark (1931)
Death in the Dentist’s Chair (1932)

TODD, Marilyn
I, Claudia (1995)

TOGAWA, MasakoAuthor Page
The Master Key / 大いなる幻影 (1962)
The Lady Killer / 猟人日記 (1963)
Slow Fuse / 深い失速 (1976)

TURSTEN, Helen
An Elderly Lady is Up To No Good / Äldre dam med onda avsikter (2018)

VARIOUS
Crime on the Coast & No Flowers By Request (1954/53)
Ellery Queen’s Japanese Golden Dozen (1978)
Moscow Noir (2010)
Kingston Noir (2012)
Resorting to Murder (2015)
Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries (2016)
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016)
Prague Noir (2016)
Serpents in Eden (2016)
The Long Arm of the Law (2017)
Blood on the Tracks (2018)
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (2018)
Marrakech Noir (2018)
Sydney Noir (2018)

VICKERS, Roy
The Department of Dead Ends (1954)

VINDRY, Noël
The Double Alibi / Le Double Alibi (1934)

WADE, Henry
Heir Presumptive (1935)
Released for Death (1937)
Here Comes The Copper (1938)
New Graves at Great Norne (1947)
Diplomat’s Folly (1951)
Too Soon to Die (1953)

WALLIS, J. H.Author Page
Murder by Formula (1931)
The Servant of Death (1932)
The Mystery of Vaucluse (1933)
Murder Mansion (1934)
Once Off Guard / The Woman in the Window (1942)
The Niece of Abraham Pein (1943)

WAUGH, Hillary
The Eighth Mrs. Bluebeard (1958)

WEAVER, Ashley
Murder at the Brightwell (2014)
Death Wears A Mask (2015)

WELLS, Carolyn
Murder in the Bookshop (1936)

WENDER, Theodora
Murder Gets a Degree (1986)

WILKINSON, Ellen
The Division Bell Mystery (1932)

WOOLRICH, Cornell
I Married A Dead Man (1948)

WRIGHT, A. J.
Sitting Murder (2017)

WYNNE, Anthony
The Green Knife (1932)

YI, A
A Perfect Crime / 下面,我该干些什么 (2012)

YU, Ovidia
Aunty Lee’s Delights (2013)
The Frangipani Tree Mystery (2017)
The Betel Nut Mystery (2018)
The Paper Bark Tree Mystery (2019)