Mystery Past Readings

2022

  • Dorothy B. Hughes, The Expendable Man
  • Ross MacDonald, The Galton Case
  • Jane Harper, The Dry
  • Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
  • Ian Rankin, Black and Blue
  • Nicolas Freeling, Love In Amsterdam
  • Anne Perry, Christmas Garland

2020

  • Peter May, The Man with No Face
  • Susan Hill, The Various Haunts of Men

2019

  • P.D. James, The Mistletoe Murder
  • Edmund Crispin, Buried For Pleasure
  • Joe Ide, IQ
  • P. D. James, Cover Her Face
  • Ian Fleming, From Russia With Love
  • Becky Masterman, A Twist of the Knife
  • Erle Stanley Gardner, The D.A. Calls it Murder
  • Clayton Rawson, Death from a Top Hat
  • David Downing, Jack of Spies
  • Philip Kerr, March Violets
  • Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
  • S.J. Rozan, China Trade
  • Denise Mina, The Long Drop

2018

  • Jess Kidd, Himself
  • Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty
  • Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
  • Ray Bradbury, Death is a Lonely Business
  • Kaite Welsh, The Wages of Sin
  • Gavin Lyall, The Most Dangerous Game
  • Bill Pronzini, Bones
  • Amanda Cross, In the Last Analysis
  • Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time
  • Colin Cotterill, The Coroner’s Lunch
  • Tom Rosenstiel​, Shining City
  • P.D. James, The Mistletoe Murder

2017

  • Noah Charney, The Art Thief 
  • Charles Todd, A Test of Wills  
  • Dorothy L. Sayers, Whose Body?  
  • Cara Black, Murder on the Quai 
  • Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance
  • Peter Lovesey, Another One Goes Tonight
  • Dorothy Bowers, Shadows Before
  • Anne Perry, The Face of a Stranger
  • John McAleer, Coign of Vantage
  • Lawrence Block, Burglars Can’t Be Choosers
  • Qiu Xiaolong, Death of a Red Heroine
  • John D. MacDonald, Deep Blue Good-by
  • Tony Hillerman, A Thief of Time

2016

  • Reginald Hill, A Clubbable Woman
  • Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace
  • Maurizio De Giovanni, I Will Have Vengeance
  • Patricia Highsmith, Strangers On A Train
  • Ross MacDonald, The Instant Enemy
  • Donna Leon, By Its Cover
  • Muriel Spark, Robinson
  • Ellery Queen, The Player On The Other Side
  • Tara French, In The Woods
  • Sarah Waters, Affinity
  • John D. Carr, The Three Coffins/The Hollow Man
  • Noah Charney, The Art Thief

2015

  • Anne Perry, A Christmas Guest (novella
  • Anne Perry, A Christmas Visitor (a novella)
  • Dorothy Sayers and Jill P. Walsh, Thrones, Dominations
  • Anne Cleeland, Murder In Thrall
  • Michael Connelly, Blood Work
  • R. Austin Freeman, The Eye of Osiris
  • Hillary Waugh, Last Seen Wearing
  • Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Murder
  • Steven Saylor, Roman Blood
  • Fred Vargas (Frederique Audouin-Rouzeau), The Three Evangelists
  • P.D. James, An Unsuitable Job For A Woman
  • Ed McBain, Ghosts
  • Philip MacDonald, The Rasp

2014

  • Elly Griffiths, Crossing Places
  • Maureen Jennings, Except the Dying
  • Peter May, The Blackhouse
  • Anne Perry, No Graves As Yet
  • Cyril Hare, Tenant for Death
  • Ngaio Marsh, Death in a White Tie
  • Georges Simenon, The Yellow Dog
  • Elspeth Huxley, Murder at Government House
  • Cornell Woolrich (a.k.a. William Irish), Phantom Lady
  • A.E.W. Mason, The House of the Arrow
  • Adrian McKinty, The Cold, Cold Ground
  • Anne Perry, A Christmas Visitor (a novella)

2013

  • Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
  • G. M. Malliet, Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel
  • Stefanie Pintoff, In the Shadow of Gotham 
  • Victoria Jenkins, Unattended Death
  • Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
  • Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • Charles Todd, Proof of Guilt
  • M.L. Longworth, Death at the Chateau Bremont
  • Max Allan Collins, Bye, Bye, Baby
  • C.P. Snow, A Coat of Varnish
  • Dennis Lehane, Live By Night
  • Anne Perry, A Christmas Journey (a novella)

2011–2012

  • Tess Gerritsen, Body Double
  • John Grisham, The Firm
  • Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club
  • Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Blood Sinister
  • Michael Giuttari, A Florentine Death
  • Ann Perry, The Face of a Stranger
  • Zoe Ferraris, Finding Nouf
  • Barbara Hambly, A Free Man of Color
  • Rebecca Pawel, Death of a Nationalist
  • Thomas Perry, The Butcher’s Boy
  • Nancy Pickard, The Scent of Rain and Lightening

2010

  • G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who was Thursday
  • Louise Ure, Fault Tree 
  • Sean Desmond, Adams Fall
  • Patricia Moyes, A Six Letter Word for Death
  • Michael Innes, Death at the President’s Lodging 
  • Michael C. White, A Brother’s Blood: A Novel
  • Nicola Upson, An Expert in Murder
  • Jill McGown, A Perfect Match
  • Stieg Larson, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Don Winslow, California Fire and Life
  • Josephine Tey, The Franchise Affair
  • Mark Arsenault, Loot the Moon

2009

  • Morag Joss, Half Broken Things
  • A. A. Milne, The Red House Mystery
  • AndrewMartin, Necropolis Railway
  • Michael Walters, Shadow Walker
  • Noah Charney, Art Thief
  • Edmund Crispin, The Case of the Gilded Fly