Reading the Detectives

Our group reads vintage British mysteries from the Golden Age and beyond. In 2022 we have a Detection Club challenge, reading books by members of the famous mystery writers' club. Previous challenges have included Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers and PD James. We also read and discuss books by many other authors from the era, including a few from other countries. ...more
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Blue Murder
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Start date
November 1, 2022
Finish date
November 30, 2022
Discussion
Group reads
Why we're reading this
Winner of the poll for our November group read.
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Death in Fancy Dress
by
Start date
November 1, 2022
Finish date
November 30, 2022
Discussion
Group Challenges
Why we're reading this
Next in our Detection Club challenge
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When the Wind Blows
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Start date
November 14, 2022
Finish date
December 6, 2022
Discussion
Buddy reads
Why we're reading this
Next in this series, for all our Cyril Hare fans
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Murder on the Minnesota
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Start date
November 14, 2022
Finish date
December 7, 2022
Discussion
Buddy reads
Why we're reading this
Next in this historical mystery series
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+ General chat
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Current and Upcoming Reads
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * Welcome message for new members - please read before posting.
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* Introductions.
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+ Group reads
* January 2023 group read - WINNER
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last updated Nov 14, 2022 01:24PM
* November 22: Blue Murder by Harriet Rutland (1942)
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last updated Nov 06, 2022 12:28AM
* November 22: Blue Murder - SPOILER Thread - (1942)
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last updated Nov 09, 2022 12:24PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. December 22: The Floating Admiral - SPOILER Thread - (1931)
By Susan · 1 post · 5 views
last updated Nov 13, 2022 05:46AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. December 22: The Floating Admiral by The Detection Club (1931)
By Susan · 1 post · 7 views
last updated Nov 13, 2022 05:44AM
October 22: Murder Is Easy (Superintendent Battle, #4) by Agatha Christie (1939)
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last updated Oct 18, 2022 10:14PM
December 2022 group read - WINNER
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last updated Oct 16, 2022 06:06AM
October 22: Murder Is Easy (Superintendent Battle, #4) - SPOILER Thread - (1939)
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last updated Oct 15, 2022 12:00PM
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+ Group Challenges
* November 22: Death in Fancy Dress - Anthony Gilbert (1933)
By Susan · 16 posts · 20 views
last updated Nov 23, 2022 01:56PM
* November 22: Death in Fancy Dress - SPOILER Thread (1933)
By Susan · 13 posts · 13 views
last updated Nov 24, 2022 01:42PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. December 22: Hercule Poirot's Christmas - SPOILER Thread - (1938)
By Susan · 1 post · 9 views
last updated Nov 13, 2022 09:55PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. December 22: Hercule Poirot's Christmas - Agatha Christie (1938)
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last updated Nov 13, 2022 09:53PM
October 22: The Missing Partners - SPOILER Thread - (1928)
By Susan · 10 posts · 15 views
last updated Nov 06, 2022 12:12AM
October 22: The Missing Partners - Henry Wade (1928)
By Susan · 21 posts · 21 views
last updated Oct 26, 2022 02:47PM
July 22: The Red Thumb Mark - SPOILER Thread
By Susan · 29 posts · 23 views
last updated Oct 06, 2022 10:24PM
July 22: The Red Thumb Mark - R. Austin Freeman (1907)
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last updated Oct 01, 2022 12:41AM
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+ Buddy reads
* Starting/joining in with buddy reads
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last updated Nov 13, 2022 12:17PM
* Roseanna (Martin Beck #1) by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (Nov/Dec 22)
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last updated Nov 18, 2022 12:56PM
* Roseanna (Martin Beck #1) - SPOILER Thread - (Nov/Dec 22)
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last updated Nov 23, 2022 12:44PM
* Murder on the Minnesota (Ocean Liner Mystery series #3) by Edward Marston (Nov/Dec 22)
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last updated Nov 14, 2022 04:37PM
* Murder on the Minnesota (Ocean Liner Mystery series #3) - SPOILER Thread - (Nov/Dec 22)
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last updated Nov 19, 2022 11:59PM
* When the Wind Blows (Francis Pettigrew #3) by Cyril Hare (Nov/Dec 22)
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last updated Nov 18, 2022 01:19PM
* When the Wind Blows (Francis Pettigrew #3) - SPOILER Thread - (Nov/Dec 22)
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last updated Nov 22, 2022 10:01PM
* Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Flavia de Luce #8) by Alan Bradley (Nov/Dec 22)
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last updated Nov 14, 2022 10:23PM
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+ Favourite authors
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last updated Oct 07, 2015 02:38PM
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last updated Sep 05, 2022 12:26PM
Georges Simenon
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Dorothy L Sayers
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last updated Jan 06, 2021 06:37PM
* Ten Star Clues (Bobby Owen #15) by ER Punshon (Oct/Nov 22)
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last updated Oct 15, 2022 10:17AM
* Ten Star Clues (Bobby Owen #15) - SPOILER Thread - (Oct/Nov 22)
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last updated Nov 01, 2022 12:44AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. The Dark Garden (Bobby Owen #16) - SPOILER Thread - (Dec 22/Jan 23)
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last updated Nov 16, 2022 08:52AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. The Dark Garden (Bobby Owen #16) by E R Punshon (Dec 22/Jan 23)
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last updated Nov 16, 2022 08:51AM
Four Strange Women (Bobby Owen #14) - SPOILER Thread - (August/Sept 22)
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last updated Aug 22, 2022 01:36PM
Four Strange Women (Bobby Owen #14) by ER Punshon (August/Sept 22)
By Susan · 8 posts · 9 views
last updated Aug 20, 2022 11:42AM
Murder Abroad (Bobby Owen #13) - SPOILER Thread - (June/July 22)
By Susan · 5 posts · 8 views
last updated Jun 22, 2022 08:09AM
Murder Abroad (Bobby Owen #13) by ER Punshon (June/July 22)
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last updated Jun 22, 2022 07:54AM
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+ Poirot Buddy Reads
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Poirot Buddy Read 40: SPOILER THREAD Curtain
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last updated Feb 05, 2021 06:12PM
Poirot Buddy Read 40: Curtain
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last updated Jan 26, 2021 04:45PM
Poirot buddy read 38: SPOILER thread for Elephants Can Remember
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last updated Jan 25, 2021 07:56AM
Poirot buddy read 39: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
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last updated Dec 21, 2020 12:14AM
Poirot buddy read 38: Elephants Can Remember
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last updated Dec 20, 2020 04:22PM
Poirot buddy read 39: SPOILER thread for The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
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Poirot buddy read 35: SPOILER thread for The Clocks
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last updated Dec 17, 2020 08:32AM
* Cargo of Eagles (1968)
By Susan · 23 posts · 19 views
last updated Jan 31, 2022 10:15AM
* Cargo of Eagles (1968) - SPOILER Thread
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last updated Jan 20, 2022 09:56AM
The Mind Readers (1965) SPOILER Thread
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last updated Aug 21, 2021 10:07AM
The China Governess (1962) SPOILER Thread
By Susan · 20 posts · 21 views
last updated Aug 20, 2021 10:40PM
The Mind Readers (1965)
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last updated Aug 19, 2021 09:30AM
The China Governess (1962)
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Hide my Eyes (1958) aka Tether's End - SPOILER Thread
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last updated May 02, 2021 04:03PM
Hide my Eyes (1958) aka Tether's End
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last updated Apr 28, 2021 01:56PM
* The Private Wound by Nicholas Blake (April/May 22)
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last updated Apr 28, 2022 02:00PM
* The Private Wound - SPOILER Thread - (April/May 22)
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last updated May 07, 2022 06:17AM
The Deadly Joker - SPOILER Thread (Feb/March 22)
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last updated Feb 25, 2022 09:02AM
The Deadly Joker by Nicholas Blake (Feb/March 22)
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last updated Feb 18, 2022 10:42PM
A Penknife in my Heart - SPOILER Thread - Nicholas Blake (Aug/Sept 21)
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last updated Sep 01, 2021 02:05AM
A Penknife in my Heart - Nicholas Blake (Aug/Sept 21)
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last updated Aug 23, 2021 02:17AM
A Tangled Web aka Death and Daisy Bland - SPOILER Thread (March/April 21)
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last updated Jul 27, 2021 02:43PM
A Tangled Web aka Death and Daisy Bland - Nicholas Blake (March/April 21)
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last updated Mar 14, 2021 01:29PM
* Individual challenges
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last updated Sep 07, 2016 01:08PM
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December 2019 Off-site Read: Dead Men's Morris (1936) by Gladys Mitchell
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last updated Nov 16, 2019 10:04AM
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