Friday, January 14, 2022

Challenge Link-Up Post: Mystery/Detective/Crime Classic

Please link your reviews for your Mystery/Detective/ Crime Classic (fiction or non-fiction) here.  This is only for the Classic Crime category.  This can be a true crime story, mystery, detective novel, spy novel, etc., as long as a crime is an integral part of the story and it was published at least 50 years ago. 

If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (The Moonstone)." 


  1. Would Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell work for this category? It's not in the crime/detective genre, but a major part of the plot revolves around who commits a murder.

  2. I'm counting Dracula for this category--though it's not what we usually think of as a mystery/crime/detective story, it does have many elements of that genre. Who the Count is, what he's about, what has happened to Lucy are all mysteries to the other characters.. The Count does commit crimes. And the efforts to find him contain elements of a detective story.

  3. A Man Lay Dead, the first of many Roderick Alleyn novels, was a great first effort, but I'm glad I kept reading the series and found the rest much better.


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