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Subject: list of 90 classic crime novels
Date Posted: 6/17/2011 10:16 AM ET
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This is for folks looking for suggestions for mysteries more that 30 years old. Hey, Born in the Forties & Fifties, if we don't read them, who will?

In their 1989 book A Catalogue of Crime, Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor included their list of 90 classic crime novels. The list is here.  Just when I was thinking I was a well-read guy, I find that I've read only eight of them, yish. Nice to see Erle Stanley Gardner, who is often slighted on lists like this. Also, nice to see Andrew Garve, a good English writer who's little known in the US.

Date Posted: 6/17/2011 2:03 PM ET
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Interesting list Matt. Thanks for posting it. I see a few I've wanted to read but had forgotten about.

Date Posted: 6/17/2011 10:21 PM ET
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Thanks for the list, Matt!  I've read 8 of them also.  I have two more sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read.  Now I got to check some of those other authors out...