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Subject: The Detection Club
Date Posted: 4/6/2010 12:38 AM ET
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So I was randomly following links on Wikipedia and discovered that there exists a body called The Detection Club. It was started in 1930 by all those wonderful Golden Age British detective novelists I have been slowly reading through, and they critiqued each others' works and even published books together (each would write a chapter of a novel). Has anybody read any of these? What did you think? Do their styles mesh, and is the plot coherent, or was this one of those experiments gone wrong? ;)

(For more info, including a bibliography, this is the Wikipedia page I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detection_Club )

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 11:27 AM ET
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I have to say I have only read Christie and Sayers.  They both are absolutely fantastic.  Christie's Hercule Poirot novels are my favorite of hers.  I am a bit surprised Ngaio Marsh wasn't a member, but I really didn't read very much of this, so maybe she was later.  If you haven't read Ngaiol Marsh I highly recommend her series. 

Very interesting topic - thanks for bringing it up, I'll definately read more of it and maybe try some of those other authors, too!