Detective Fiction

This page reflects my personal and academic interests in detective fiction rather than in crime fiction… as such it’s more concerned with stuff published in the first half of the twentieth century, when the detective story proper was in its element.

Some Links

  • Crime Culture … a great website run by Lee Horsley and Kate Horsley where young academics share essays and resources relating to detective fiction. I’ve wanted to submit some of my undergraduate stuff for years but am too scared!
  • Hercule Poirot Central … extensive and alarmingly well-researched ‘fan’site dedicated to Agatha Christie run by an internet friend from America, with whom I’m now sadly out of touch.
  • Do You Write Under Your own Name? Blog from crime writer and crime fiction researcher Martin Edwards. Fantastic resource with (I think) a golden age slant.
  • Crime Studies Network … brilliant mailing list to join if you’re an academic looking at crime or detective fiction

Resources By Me

Book reviews

Agatha Christie Review Cards!

You can find some very informal reviews of detective fiction (and hopefully some time criticism) on Goodreads. So far, I’ve reviewed:

Anthony Horowitz’s The House of Silk (2012)

Janice Law’s Fires of London (2012)

P.D. James’s The Private Patient (2009)

Quintin Jardine’s For the Death of Me (2005)

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