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message 1: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
It's nomination time again! You are welcome to nominate books by Golden Age authors, or titles which were written later but are set during the Golden Age. Happy nominating!


Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) The Floating Admiral by The Detection Club as it didn't do well last month lol


message 3: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 715 comments I’ll nominate Appleby's End, since it didn’t win last month and I love the Appleby mysteries!


message 4: by Susan (new)

Susan | 9433 comments Mod
The Last Kashmiri Rose The Last Kashmiri Rose (Joe Sandilands, #1) by Barbara Cleverly

This is a modern mystery, but set within our time period.
In a land of saffron sunsets and blazing summer heat, an Englishwoman has been found dead, her wrists slit, her body floating in a bathtub of blood and water. But is it suicide or murder? The case falls to Scotland Yard inspector Joe Sandilands, who survived the horror of the Western Front and has endured six sultry months in English-ruled Calcutta. Sandilands is ordered to investigate, and soon discovers that there have been other mysterious deaths, hearkening sinister ties to the present case.Now, as the sovereignty of Britain is in decline and an insurgent India is on the rise, Sandilands must navigate the treacherous corridors of political decorum to bring a cunning killer to justice…knowing the next victim is already marked to die.


message 5: by Jan C (last edited Mar 06, 2016 12:26PM) (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 1296 comments The Paradise Mystery by J.S. Fletcher. Originally published in 1921. A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery.

It is on audio on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ateU1.... And free on Kindle.


message 6: by Shera (new)

Shera (goodreadscomShera) | 12 comments Abigail wrote: "I’ll nominate Appleby's End, since it didn’t win last month and I love the Appleby mysteries!"

Id like to second this nomination


message 7: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 445 comments Susan wrote: "The Last Kashmiri Rose The Last Kashmiri Rose (Joe Sandilands, #1) by Barbara Cleverly

This is a modern mystery, but set within our time period.
In a land of saffron sunsets and blazing summer heat, an ..."


I enjoy the Sandilands books and love the Indian setting.


message 8: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 445 comments Jan C wrote: "The Paradise Mystery by J.S. Fletcher. Originally published in 1921. A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to..."

This looks interesting, never heard of the author.


message 9: by Susan (new)

Susan | 9433 comments Mod
I haven't heard of J.S. Fletcher either - Jan C is this book a stand alone, or part of a series?


message 10: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
I believe there is some info about Fletcher in The Golden Age of Murder - he's one of the authors I've been meaning to read after finishing the book.

I found this blog about him which says he created one of the first journalist detectives - quite spooky, as I've just been asking about those in another thread! It sounds from this as if his books were standalones until 1931 - can anyone confirm this?

http://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/...


message 11: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 1296 comments Per SYKM Paradise Mystery is a standalone.

Here is a list of his books - http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/F_A...

Which shows he was doing a series in the 30s.


message 12: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
Thanks, Jan. That's a great site - I should use it more.


message 13: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
Any more nominations? I'll put the poll up tomorrow.


message 14: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
The poll is up! Happy voting.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/1...


message 15: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
It's neck and neck in early voting - The Paradise Mystery is just ahead of Appleby's End.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/1...


message 16: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 715 comments I wonder if I might ask a favor? I am working on an iPad while traveling, and I accidentally hit the option just below Appleby's End when I meant to hit Appleby's End. Any chance you could switch my vote? My apologies.


Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂  | 592 comments Abigail wrote: "I wonder if I might ask a favor? I am working on an iPad while traveling, and I accidentally hit the option just below Appleby's End when I meant to hit Appleby's End. Any chance you could switch m..."

Hi Abigail you should be able to change your own vote. It says something like "change your vote" at the end of the poll. Click on that.


message 18: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 715 comments Thanks, Carol! I'll try it.


message 19: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
Glad to see you managed to change it, Abigail - and thanks, Carol.

Mods can't change other people's votes, but you can change your own vote right up until the poll closes. Voting is still very close at the moment!


message 20: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
Voting is due to close on Tuesday - at the moment The Paradise Mystery by J.S. Fletcher is in the lead.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) The Paradise Mystery is currently free for Kindle in the UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paradise-Myst...


message 22: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 1296 comments Hilary wrote: "The Paradise Mystery is currently free for Kindle in the UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paradise-Myst......"


Also free in the US. And when I got it I think it was free.


message 23: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 592 comments Jan C wrote: "Hilary wrote: "The Paradise Mystery is currently free for Kindle in the UK..."

Since it was first published in 1921, it is in the public domain in the U.S. (and the UK) so free ebook editions are available. One source for such ebooks is Project Gutenberg (for those who don't want to give all their patronage to Amazon); the link for J.S. Fletcher's book is:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5308


message 24: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
We have a winner! The Paradise Mystery by J.S. Fletcher.

Full results:
The Paradise Mystery 9 votes, 45.0%
Appleby's End (Sir John Appleby, #10) 7 votes, 35.0%
The Last Kashmiri Rose (Joe Sandilands, #1) 2 votes, 10.0%
The Floating Admiral 2 votes, 10.0%


message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan | 9433 comments Mod
Looking forward to trying a new author.


message 26: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8431 comments Mod
Me too. There was a short story by him in Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries, which whetted my appetite.


message 27: by Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ (last edited Mar 30, 2016 02:37PM) (new)

Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂  | 592 comments Susan wrote: "Looking forward to trying a new author."

Same here. Have blown the dust off my kindle & have a copy installed, ready to go!


message 28: by Susan (new)

Susan | 9433 comments Mod
It is good to have such a range of nominations every month as well.


message 29: by HJ (new)

HJ | 207 comments I've just read Scarhaven Keep by J.S. Fletcher and enjoyed it. The characters came to life, which isn't always so in older mysteries (sometimes the authors were more interested in the technicalities of their clever schemes than in making the people realistic).


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