Book Reviews, Classic Crime Fiction, Crime Fiction

The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne

The Red House Mystery (1922) is a locked room murder mystery novel written by A.A. Milne. If the author sounds familiar it's probably because he's now associated with his most famous creation, Winnie the Pooh, than whodunnits and crime novels. Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) was an English author who is best remembered for the Pooh… Continue reading The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne

Book Reviews, Crime Fiction

The Case of the Missing Brontë by Robert Barnard (Perry Trethowan Mystery #3)

The Case of the Missing Brontë is a crime novel by English author Robert Barnard (1936-2013) who mainly wrote mystery and crime novels, and was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2003 by the Crime Writers' Association for a lifetime of achievement in the genre. The novel was originally published as The Missing Brontë in 1983 and… Continue reading The Case of the Missing Brontë by Robert Barnard (Perry Trethowan Mystery #3)

Agatha Christie, Book Reviews, Classic Crime Fiction, Poirot

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot Mystery #17)

Death on the Nile is a 1937 novel written by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. Set mainly (as the title suggests) in Egypt and on board a boat on the River Nile, it's the 17th book to feature Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. This is one of Christie's most acclaimed novels  but for some reason I… Continue reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot Mystery #17)

Book Reviews, Classic Crime Fiction, Freeman Wills Crofts

Inspector French’s Greatest Case by Freeman Wills Crofts (Inspector French Mystery #1)

I started this blog with the aim of not only sharing my love of Agatha Christie’s novels, but also to help me to expand my reading to works written by her contemporaries, and fellow Crime Fiction Royalty. Freeman Wills Crofts (1879-1957), was an Irish author who, during his lifetime experienced great success and established himself… Continue reading Inspector French’s Greatest Case by Freeman Wills Crofts (Inspector French Mystery #1)

Agatha Christie, Book Reviews, Classic Crime Fiction, Poirot

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot Mystery #14)

I started this blog with the aim of sharing my love of Agatha Christie’s novels, and also to help me to expand my reading to works written by her contemporaries, and fellow Queens of Crime Fiction. However, for me, you can’t beat Christie. My absolute favourite however are her tales featuring Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.… Continue reading Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot Mystery #14)

Agatha Christie, Book Reviews, Classic Crime Fiction, Marple

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple Mystery #1)

I started this blog with the aim of sharing my love of Agatha Christie’s novels, and also to help me to expand my reading to works written by her contemporaries, and fellow Queens (and Kings) of Crime Fiction. However, for me, you can't beat Christie. Although my favourite Christie works are those featuring Belgian detective,… Continue reading The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple Mystery #1)

Book Reviews, Classic Crime Fiction, Dorothy L Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey

Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery #1)

I started this blog with the aim of not only sharing my love of Agatha Christie's novels, but also to help me to expand my reading to works written by her contemporaries, and fellow Queens of Crime Fiction. English author, Dorothy L. Sayers (13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was someone whose work had… Continue reading Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery #1)

Agatha Christie, Classic Crime Fiction, Poirot

Introducing Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poriot is arguably the most famous creation of the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. What better time to celebrate him than during celebrations of the centenary of his very first appearance? A long-running character with remarkable moustaches whose appearances in her literature spanned an unbelievable 55 years, 33 novels, 2 plays, and over 50… Continue reading Introducing Hercule Poirot

Agatha Christie, Classic Crime Fiction, Marple, Poirot

Agatha Christie: A History

Welcome to my page featuring all things Agatha Christie. My aim in setting up The Classic Crime Chronicle is to blog about my favourite authors, their works, and new discoveries. Partly though, this site was set up to see if in my exploration of classic crime fiction anyone is capable of bettering Agatha Christie. She's… Continue reading Agatha Christie: A History

Agatha Christie, Book Reviews, Classic Crime Fiction, Dorothy L Sayers, George Bellairs

Welcome to The Classic Crime Chronicle

Hello and welcome to The Classic Crime Chronicle. I’m Nicola, also known as The Brontë Babe. As you can guess from my name, I’m a huge fan of the works of the Brontë family. Over on my main blog, Brontë Babe Blog, you can find out all about the early works, or juvenilia, of the… Continue reading Welcome to The Classic Crime Chronicle