On the back of the Reprint of the Year Award run by Kate at CrossExaminingCrime, I thought it might be interesting to see what those of us who submit titles for that undertaking would choose to bring back from the exile of being OOP.
To that end, I invited various bloggers to nominate a single title and the complete work of an author to reprint, and the responses of those who responded — Kate @ CrossExaminingCrime, Aidan @ Mysteries Ahoy!, Brad @ AhSweetMystery, John @ Countdown John’s Christie Journal, John @ Pretty Sinister, and Steve @ In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel — have been collected for your listening pleasure below. So, get out a pen and paper, load up your secondhand bookseller of choice, and prepare to have your appetite whetted and your bank balance depleted as the cognoscenti of classic mystery fiction tell you what’s on their whislists.
My thanks to all involved, to Jonny Berliner for the music, to you for being an audience, and to the publishers both mentioned in the above and overlooked for enabling a brilliantly rich vein of classic mysteries to continue to pour onto all our bookshelves.
Following this episode’s debut (?), John has gone on to write about The Crime in the Crystal (1933) by Robert Hare, and James Scott Byrnside tracked down and reviewed Murder Mansion, a.k.a. House of Murder (1934) by Aidan’s choice J.H. Wallace. Just to futher whet your appetites, like…
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