May 5, 2015

Detecting Murder

Martin Edwards has published The Golden Age of Murder (Harper Collins, 2015), available both in hardcover and as a e-book.  Here's a description of the contents from the publisher's website.

A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors’ darkest secrets.


Another interesting book about a group that does somewhat the same thing is Michael Capuzzo's The Murder Room (Gotham, 2011), about the Vidocq Society, named for Eugene Francois Vidocq, the criminal turned detective who founded the Surete, France's first expert official detective bureau.

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