Detective Stories

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
And Then There Were None
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)
4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #23)
Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #24)
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Mystery & Suspense
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W.H. Auden
In the detective story, as in its mirror image, the Quest for the Grail, maps (the ritual of space) and timetables (the ritual of time) are desirable. Nature should reflect its human inhabitants, i.e., it should be the Great Good Place; for the more Eden-like it is, the greater the contradiction of murder. The country is preferable to the town, a well-to-do neighborhood (but not too well-to-do-or there will be a suspicion of ill-gotten gains) better than a slum. The corpse must shock not only be ...more
W.H. Auden

Agatha Christie
Ah! Madame, I reserve the explanations for the last chapter.
Agatha Christie, Evil Under the Sun

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