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Discussion of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction

 

General articles on the Golden Age 

How to Write a Detective Story by Edwin Baird 

Introduction to Crime and Detection by EM Wrong 

Introduction to a course on GAD by Jon Jermey 

More Commandments for Detective Fiction from the GAD group

Mystery Related Essays by various authors

Notes on the Detective Story by Raymond Chandler

Talking about Detective Fiction by PD James - Review by Curt Evans

Ronald Knox's Ten Commandments for Detective Fiction 

The Art of the Detective Story by R Austin Freeman 

The Female Sherlock: Lady Detectives in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction by Chris Willis 

The Great Detective Stories by WH Wright ('SS Van Dine') 

The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler

The Sleuth Complex by Ronald Knox 

Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories by WH Wright ('SS Van Dine') 

What is the Golden Age of Detection? by Wyatt James 

 

Subgenres

Blurbs, blurbs, blurbs and other book cover lucubrations

Country-house mysteries -- an incomplete list 

Early Australian crime fiction by Lucy Sussex

Films based on GAD stories

How to write a 'scientific' mystery by Hugo Gernsback

Locked-room mysteries and 'impossible' crimes  

Custom Essays

Shorter Works by GAD Authors

The Detective in Film reviewed by William K. Everson (1972) 

 

Lists 

100 Best Crime & Mystery Books 1845-1986 by HRF Keating

Art Bourgeau's Favorites - the mystery fiction critic's list of classic stories

Collins Crime Club UK first editions 1930-1960

Group favourites - the group's favourite stories, from a vote in 2003

Haycraft-Queen cornerstones - the canonical list of important GAD works to 1952

Nick Fuller's Best Books - a list from a long-time member

Recommendations by Nick Fuller 

The Crime Fighters by W.O.G. Lofts and Derek Adley: Great Fictional Detectives from A to F (sadly incomplete)  

The Sunday Times 100 Best Crime Stories - selected by Julian Symons in 1957—58

 

Humour

GAD-related Tom Swifties by various group members 

Gideon Fell, Hardboiled Sawbones by Barry Ergang

Maddened by Mystery, or The Defective Detective by Stephen Leacock 

Master Sleuth Unmasked at Last!

Ten Rules for Writing Golden Age Detective Fiction by Jon Jermey 

The Adventure of the Illusory Client

The Adventure of the Natal Treaty

The Case of the Ectoplasmic Ecdysiast, a very unreal book

The High Little Sister in the Lake by Barry Ergang

Typo Titles - what might have happened if authors had misspelt their titles 

Wodehouse on Crime - Much of his humour was criminous. 

What not to do - a guide for successful murderers, with case notes.

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