2020 Book Notes

Hag’s Nook, 1933 (Dr Gideon Fell #1) by John Dickson Carr (A)

Death of Jezebel, 1948 (Inspector Cockrill #4) by Christianna Brand (A+)

Gallows Court, 2018 by Martin Edwards (A+)

The Teahouse Detective: The Old Man in the Corner (1908) by Baroness Orczy (B)

“Tema del traidor y del héroe” un cuento de 1944 de Jorge Luis Borges (A+)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) by Arthur Conan Doyle (A)

The Sign of Four (1890) by Arthur Conan Doyle (B)

“The Little Old Man of Batignolles” (1876) a short story by Émile Gaboriau (A)

The Notting Hill Mystery (1865) by Charles Warren Adams (D)

“Footprints in the Jungle” (1927) a short story by W. Somerset Maugham (A)

Bloody Murder. From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History (1972) by Julian Symons Since this is not a work of fiction, I’m not going to give it any rating.

Murder en Route: An Anthony Bathurst Mystery, 1930 (Anthony Bathurst Mysteries Book # 8) by Brian Flynn (A)

Maigret and the Nahour Case, 1966 (Inspector Maigret #65) by Georges Simenon (tr. William Hobson) (A)

The Mad Hatter Mystery, 1933 (Dr Gideon Fell #2) by John Dickson Carr (A)

The Pale Horse, 1961 by Agatha Christie (A)

Ronda del Guinardó, 1984 by Juan Marsé (A)

The Body in the Library, 1942 (Miss Marple #2) by Agatha Christie (A+)

The Secret of High Eldersham, 1930 (Desmond Merrion #1) by Miles Burton (B)

Accident by Design, 1950 (Robert MacDonald #34) by E. C. R. Lorac (A)

The Crooked Hinge, 1938 (Dr Gideon Fell # 8) by John Dickson Carr (A)

Maigret and the Informer, 1971 (Inspector Maigret #74) by Georges Simenon (trans.: William Hobson) (B)

Death at Four Corners, 1929 (Scott Egerton # 3) by Anthony Gilbert (B)

Mystery at Lynden Sands, 1928 (Sir Clinton Driffield # 4) by J. J. Connington (A)

Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy, 1927 (Inspector French # 3) by Freeman Wills Crofts (A+)

El asesino vive en el 21, 1939 de Stanislas-André Steeman (Traducción de Susana Pietro Mori) (A+)

The Case of the Murdered Major, 1941 (Ludovic Travers #23 ) by Christopher Bush (A+)

A Pocket Full of Rye, 1953 (Miss Marple #6) by Agatha Christie (A)

The Saltmarsh Murders, 1932 (Mrs Bradley # 4) by Gladys Mitchell (A)

The Poisoned Chocolates Case (Revisited), 1929 (Roger Sheringham Cases #5) by Anthony Berkeley (A+)

I Could Murder Her apa Murder of a Martinet, 1951 (Robert MacDonald #34) by E.C.R. Lorac (B)

“The Tea Leaf” (1925) a short story by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace

Murder is Easy (1939) by Agatha Christie (A)

Maigret and the Killer, 1969 (Inspector Maigret #70) by Georges Simenon (translated by Shaun Whiteside) (B)

The Case With Nine Solutions, 1928 (Sir Clinton Driffield #3) by J. J. Connington (A+)

Mortmain Hall, 2020 (Rachel Savernake Golden Age Mysteries Series # 2) by Martin Edwards (A+)

Inspector French and the Sea Mystery, 1928 (Inspector French # 4) by Freeman Wills Crofts (A)

An Old Lady Dies, 1934 (Scott Egerton # 9) by Anthony Gilbert (A)

The Woman in the Wardrobe (1951) by Peter Shaffer

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934) by Agatha Christie

Maigret and the Wine Merchant, 1970 (Inspector Maigret #71) by Georges Simenon. Translated by Ros Schwartz

The Plague Court Murders, 1934 (Sir Henry Merrivale #1) by John Dickson Carr, writing as Carter Dickson

Death Comes to Cambers, 1935 (Bobby Owen #6) by E. R. Punshon

It Walks by Night, 1930 (Henri Bencolin, #1) by John Dickson Carr

John Grant’s Review of Grand Guignol, 1929 by John Dickson Carr A Bencolin novella that served as the basis for Carr’s first full-length novel It Walks by Night (1930).

The Door To Doom, And Other Detections (1980) by John Dickson Carr

“The Dream”, 1937 (A Hercule Poirot Short Story) by Agatha Christie (reread)

The Mysterious Mr Quin, 1930 by Agatha Christie

Maigret and the Loner, 1971 (Inspector Maigret #73) by Georges Simenon Translator: Howard Curtis

Crooked House, 1949 by Agatha Christie

Sparkling Cyanide (1944) by Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates (1934) by Agatha Christie

Maigret’s Madwoman, 1970 (Inspector Maigret #72) by Georges Simenon (translator: Sîan Reynolds)

The Hollow Man, 1935 (Dr Fell #6) by John Dickson Carr (My book notes will soon be ready)