Reading the Detectives

This is a group for reading vintage British mysteries from the Golden Age and beyond, including the British Library Crime Classics series. Our group challenge for 2018 is to read the first 12 Inspector Alleyn mysteries by Ngaio Marsh. During 2017 we completed reading all the Miss Marple books by Agatha Christie for our challenge. We also read and discuss books by many other authors from the era, including a few from other countries.
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Death in a White Tie
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Start date
July 1, 2018
Finish date
July 31, 2018
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Group Challenges
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The Pale Horse
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Start date
July 1, 2018
Finish date
July 31, 2018
Discussion
Group reads
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The Mystery of the Blue Train
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Start date
July 1, 2018
Finish date
July 31, 2018
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Police at the Funeral
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July 13, 2018
Finish date
August 10, 2018
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Buddy reads
Why we're reading this
The next in our series of Allingham buddy reads.
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+ General chat
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* Introductions.
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* The White Swan - General Chat Thread
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What mysteries are you reading at the moment?
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Kindle Daily Deals etc on Golden Age mysteries
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What non-mystery books are you reading at the moment?
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+ Group reads
* Vote now for September 2018 group read!
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* July 2018 - The Pale Horse
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* July 2018 - The Pale Horse - SPOILER Thread
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Nominations for August 2018 group read - winner!
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January 2016 - The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude
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June 2018 - A Quiet Life in the Country
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+ Group Challenges
* Death in a White Tie
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* Death in a White Tie - SPOILER Thread
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* 2018 Challenge - Ngaio Marsh
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+ Buddy reads
This topic has been closed to new comments. * How Buddy Reads Work
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* Starting/joining in with buddy reads
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* Police at the Funeral - Margery Allingham
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* Police at the Funeral - Margery Allingham - SPOILER Thread
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* The Mystery at Underwood House - Clara Benson
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* The Mystery at Underwood House - Clara Benson - SPOILER Thread
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The Smiler With the Knife - Nicholas Blake
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* Reading Order for the Unofficial Poirot Buddy Reads
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* Poirot Buddy Read 7: The Mystery of the Blue Train
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* Poirot Buddy Read 7 SPOILER THREAD: The Mystery of the Blue Train
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Unofficial Poirot Buddy Read: Poirot 6 The big four
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Unofficial Poirot Buddy Read SPOILER THREAD: Poirot 6 The Big Four
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Unofficial Poirot Buddy Read: Poirot 5 - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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Unofficial Poirot Buddy Read: 4 Poirot's early cases
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+ Favourite authors
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Josephine Tey
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Agatha Christie
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Dorothy L Sayers
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Ngaio Marsh
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Margery Allingham
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John Dickson Carr
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* Welcome to a world of vintage crime
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Which modern crime authors have that Golden Age touch?
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* Individual challenges
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Which book do you want to read in September 2018?

The Killings at Badger's Drift (Chief Inspector Barnaby #1)
 
  8 votes, 30.8%

The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1)
 
  5 votes, 19.2%

The Religious Body (Inspector Sloan #1)
 
  5 votes, 19.2%

Gin and Murder (DCI Flecker #1)
 
  4 votes, 15.4%

The Lady Vanishes
 
  3 votes, 11.5%

Duplicate Death (Inspector Hemingway Mystery #3)
 
  1 vote, 3.8%

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