Mystery Past Readings

2024

    • Archer Mayor, Open Season
    • Louise Penny, All the Devils Are Here
    • Stuart Turton, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

2023

    • Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night

    • Antti Tuomainen, The Man Who Died

    • Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club

    • Olga Tokarczuk, Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

    • Michael Dibden, Ratking

    • William Kent Kreuger, Ordinary Grace

    • Charles Todd, Watchers of Time

    • Tana French, The Likeness

    • Sulari Gentill, Woman in the Library

    • Stuart Kaminski, Rostnikov’s Corpse/Death of a Dissident

    • Arnaldur Indrithason, Jar City

    • Anne Perry, A Christmas Beginning

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