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This is a list of books used during a past Book Talk at one of the libraries

Some Classic First Mysteries
Heritage Lunchtime Booktalk at Gere Branch Library, February 21, 2012
Layne P.
book cover Murders in the Rue Morgue [1841]
by Edgar Allan Poe [Poe]
(This story is included in most "collected works" volumes of Poe's stories.)

book cover Bleak House [1853]
by Charles Dickens [Dickens]

Essay: The Unknown Public [1858]
by Wilkie Collins [click link above for complete text on-line!]

book cover The Woman in White [1860]
by Wilkie Collins [Collins]

book cover The Leavenworth Case [1878]
by Anna Katherine Green [Green]

book cover A Study in Scarlet [1887]
by Arthur Conan Doyle [Doyle]
[Also included in all "Complete Sherlock Holmes" collections.]

book cover The Mysterious Affair at Styles [1920]
by Agatha Christie [Christie]

book cover Whose Body [1923]
by Dorothy L. Sayers [Sayers]

The House Without a Key [1926]
by Earl Derr Biggers [Biggers]

book cover Roman Hat Mystery [1929]
by Manfred B. Lee and Frederic Dannay (a.k.a. "Ellery Queen") [Queen]

book cover The Case of the Velvet Claws [1933]
by Erle Stanley Gardner [Gardner]

book cover I, the Jury
by Mickey Spillane [Spillane]
 [1947]