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Detection Club, The

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The Detection Club, sometimes referred to as the London Detection Club, was founded by Anthony Berkeley in 1928. The chair was occupied first by GK Chesterton and then by EC Bentley. Formal record-keeping began in 1930. John Dickson Carr was one of the Club's most active members. The Club occasionally publishes joint works to raise money; these are listed below. The members of the club, with their date of joining, are shown here. It can be seen that by 1958 membership of the Club was no longer a guarantee of Golden Age status or of publishing success, and that arguably the last Golden Ager to (belatedly) join the Club was Ngaio Marsh in 1974.

 

Club members with joining dates

 

1930 Ronald Knox

1930 R Austin Freeman

1930 HC Bailey

1930 EC Bentley

1930 Anthony Berkeley

1930 GK Chesterton

1930 Agatha Christie

1930 GDH Cole

1930 Manning Coles

1930 JJ Connington

1930 Clemence Dane

1930 Eustace, Robert

1930 Lord Gorell

1930 Edgar Jepson

1930 Ianthe Jerrold

1930 Milward Kennedy

1930 Dorothy L Sayers

1930 Victor L Whitechurch

1930 AEW Mason

1930 AA Milne

1930 Arthur Morrison

1930 Baroness Orczy

1930 John Rhode

1930 Simpson, Helen

1930 Jessica Louisa Rickard

1930 Henry Wade

1930 Hugh Walpole

1930 Freeman Wills Crofts

1933 Anthony Gilbert

1933 Gladys Mitchell

1933 ER Punshon

1934 Margery Allingham

1935 Norman Kendal

1936 John Dickson Carr

1937 Nicholas Blake

1937 Christopher Bush

1937 Newton Gale

1937 ECR Lorac

1946 Christianna Brand

1946 Alice Campbell

1946 Cyril Hare

1946 Richard Hull

1947 Edmund Crispin

1947 Val Gielgud

1948 Dorothy Bowers

1949 Douglas G Browne

1949 Michael Gilbert

1949 Michael Innes

1950 Mary Fitt

1951 Julian Symons

1952 Eric Ambler

1952 Andrew Garve

1954 Josephine Bell

 

1955 Glyn Carr

1955 Roy Vickers

1957 Macdonald Hastings

1958 G Belton Cobb

1958 Edward Candy

1958 EH Clements

1958 Katherine Farrer

1958 Elizabeth Ferrars

1958 JC Masterman

1958 John Trench

1958 Clifford Witting

1959 Margot Bennett

1959 Dorothy Eden

1959 George Milner

1959 Michael Underwood

1960 William Mole

1961 Guy Cullingford

1961 John Sherwood

1962 Mary Kelly

1963 John Fleming

1963 Celia Fremlin

1963 Anthony Lejeune

1964 John Blackburn

1965 William Haggard

1966 Dick Francis

1966 HRF Keating

1967 Francis Clifford

1968 John Bingham

1968 Henry Cecil

1968 Gavin Lyall

1968 Miles Tripp

1969 Len Deighton

1969 Peter Dickinson

1970 Douglas Rutherford

1970 Colin Watson

1971 Joan Aiken

1971 Patricia Moyes

1971 Anthony Price

1972 PD James

1972 Jean Stubbs

1973 Kenneth Benton

1973 Jean Bowden

1974 Gwendoline Butler

1974 John Le Carre

1974 Peter Lovesey

1974 Ngaio Marsh

1975 Patricia Highsmith

1975 Michael Kenyon

1975 Laurence Meynell

1975 Robert Player

1976 Geoffrey Household

1976 James McClure

1976 Anne Morice

1976 Margaret Yorke

1977 Ruth Rendell

1978 Desmond Bagley

1978 Simon Brett

1978 Celia Dale

1978 Reginald Hill

1979 Lionel Davidson

1980 Colin Dexter

1981 Catherine Aird

1982 June Thomson

1983 John Wainwright

1985 Antonia Fraser

1985 Jessica Mann

1986 James Melville

1987 Jonathan Gash

1987 Tim Heald

1988 George Sims

1988 David Williams

1989 Susan Moody

1990 Anthea Fraser

1991 Robert Barnard

1991 Liza Cody

1992 Bertie Denham

1993 John Malcolm

1993 Michael Z Lewin

1994 Lindsey Davis

1994 Frances Fyfield

1995 Andrew Taylor

1996 Ruth Dudley-Edwards

1997 Michael Hartland

1998 John Harvey

1998 Ian Rankin

1999 Robert Goddard

1999 Ann Granger

2000 Natasha Cooper

2000 Val McDermid

2000 Janet Neel

2001 Frank Delaney

2001 Russell James

2001 Janet Laurence

 

 

Honorary Presidents of the Club

 

G.K. Chesterton, 1930-1936

E.C. Bentley, 1936-1949

Dorothy L. Sayers, 1949-1958

Agatha Christie, 1958-1976

(Lord Gorell, co-President with Christie, 1958-1963)

Julian Symons, 1976-1985

H.R.F. Keating, 1985-2000

Simon Brett, 2000-present

 

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