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Some Classic First Mysteries


Some Classic First Mysteries
Heritage Lunchtime Booktalk at Gere Branch Library, February 21, 2012
Layne P.

Murders in the Rue Morgue [1841] by Edgar Allan Poe [Poe] (This story is included in most “collected works” volumes of Poe’s stories.)

Bleak House [1853] by Charles Dickens [Dickens]

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

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

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

A Study in Scarlet [1887] by Arthur Conan Doyle [Doyle] [Also included in all “Complete Sherlock Holmes” collections.]

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

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

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

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

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

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