Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mystery Authors List Their Favorite Mysteries, Part Four

Today's lists continue with those presented in The Armchair Detective's Book of Lists.

Aaron Elkins

Bone detectives, museum curators and professional golfers are among the detective-protagonists of Elkins award-winning novels.

Death of a Mystery Writer by Robert Barnard (1979)
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (1936)
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (1868)
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin (1946)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
Forfeit by Dick Francis (1969)
Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman (1963)
The Case of Sonia Wayward by Michael Innes (1960)
Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngiao Marsh (1972)
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (1975)

John Gardner (Favorite Espionage Novels)

Along with a productive career writing about spies of his own creation, John Gardner continued the story of Professor Moriarty and in another series, the adventures of James Bond. 

Berlin Game by Len Deighton (1983)
Funeral in Berlin by Len Deighton (1964)
Agents of Innocence by David Ignatius (1987)
Smiley's People by John Le Carré (1980)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré (1963)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carré (1974)
The Better Angels by John McCarry (1979)
The Secret Lovers by John McCarry (1977)
The Tears of Autumn by John McCarry (1975)
The Beria Papers by Alan Williams (1973)

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is the author of a series of Justin and Cuddy mysteries set in small-town North Carolina.

Who is Teddy Villanova by Thomas Berger (1977)
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (1940)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1853)
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner (1948)
The Deep Blue Good-by by John MacDonald (1964)
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Chandler (1934)
The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (1935)
Chinaman's Chance by Ross Thomas (1978)

Marcia Muller

Muller has written over thirty novels featuring the PI Sharon McCone along with a dozen more mysteries. 

The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler (1943)
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler (1953)
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (1930)
Ripley Underground by Patricia Highsmith (1970)
Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman (1978)
In a Lonely Place by Dorothy Hughes (1947)
Ride the Pale Horse by Dorothy Hughes (1946)
Darker Than Amber by John D. MacDonald (1966)
Black Money by Ross Macdonald (1966)
The Wycherly Woman by Ross Macdonald (1961)

Martin Hill Ortiz, also writing under the name, Martin Hill, is the author of A Predatory Mind. His mystery, Never Kill A Friend, will be available June 27th from Ransom Note Press. His epic poem, Two Mistakes, recently won second place in the Margaret Reid/Tom Howard Poetry Competition.

To Be Continued.


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