Friday, February 08, 2019

Popular Pages Out of the Past

Readers wishing to expand their familiarity with older crime, mystery, and thriller fiction would do well to check out Crime Thriller Hound’s “Book of the Years” listings. It doesn’t appear that this Web site’s choices have been made strictly according to numbers of award wins, but rather by some more idiosyncratic methodology, which has nonetheless produced valuable results. Especially interesting are the year-by-year selections for the 19th century (a few of which—like Emile Gaboriau’s In Deadly Peril [1873]—were new to me), though other readers may be drawn, instead, to works published from 1900 to 1949, from 1950 to 1999, or from 2000 to 2018.

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