The Airds are good. The 2 Crispins are great. The Edwards was a good read. The Palmer was my original introduction to that author some 35 years ago, and itJan 3, 2010 1 of 51View SourceThe Airds are good. The 2 Crispins are great. The Edwards was a good read. The Palmer was my original introduction to that author some 35 years ago, and it still holds a place in my heart, even though I will concede that it's not his best work.
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The Fletcher book was published in the UK as RAVENSDENE COURT. Christopher Fowler is my top favorite among the contemporary mystery writers I read regularly.Jan 6, 2011 51 of 51View SourceThe Fletcher book was published in the UK as RAVENSDENE COURT.
Christopher Fowler is my top favorite among the contemporary mystery writers I read regularly. He definitely has a GA feel to his books. His knowledge of all things realted to ancient London certainly makes it seem like he has mysteriously transported himself from the past into the present. WHITE CORRIDOR is sheer genius as an impossible crime detective novel. The others in your list below are good as well. THE VICTORIA VANISHES bordering on genius in how it deals with the pub that disappears, plus it's loaded with interesting history about London pubs. The most recent Fowler book - BRYANT AND MAY OFF THE RAILS is excellent. In my ranking, the third best in the overall series.
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> Miles Burton - "Dead Stop"
> Sarah Caudwell - "The Shortest Way To Hades"
> J.S. Fletcher - "The Markenmore Mystery"
> Christopher Fowler - "Ten Second Staircase"
> Christopher Fowler - "The Victoria Vanishes"
> Christopher Fowler - "White Corridor"
> R.A. Freeman - "From A Surgeon's Diary"
> R.A. Freeman - "John Thorndyke's Cases"
> R.A. Freeman - "The Magic Casket"
> R.A. Freeman - "The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb"
> Sophie Hannah - "Little Face"
> Fergus Hume - "Jonah's Luck"
> Fergus Hume - "The Mystery of the Shadow"
> John Laurence - "The Double Cross Inn"
> Laura Lippman - "What The Dead Know"
> Arthur Machen - "The Three Impostors"
> Robert Mason - "Murder To Measure"
> Q. Patrick - "Darker Grows The Valley"
> Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - "Brimstone"
> Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - "The Cabinet of Curiosities"
> Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - "Still Life With Crows"
> Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - "The Wheel of Darkness"
> Also, an unidentified J.S. Fletcher novel whose French title is "Le Drame de
> Ravensdene" ("The Ravensdene Drama")
> (I've not read much last year and I haven't yet read anything in 2011 but of
> course none of this stops me to buy more books; that's how you know you're
> an addict.)
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