Search mvo62's books

Members with mvo62's books

Member connections

Friends: fang

Interesting library: devenish

Member gallery (3)

(see all 3 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

mvo62's reviews

Reviews of mvo62's books, not including mvo62's

Helper badges

Cover UploadingHelper

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.


Member: mvo62

CollectionsYour library (2,402), Read but unowned (3), All collections (2,405)


TagsFiction (1,923), Mystery (1,481), e-book (1,095), Haven't read yet (900), Golden Age (778), Adobe DRM ePub (582), Anthology (370), Kindle (via Amazon) (319), Cookbook (166), Reference (154) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meFor the past few years I have been reading relatively unknown (well, at least to me!) “Golden Age” mystery authors. After consulting a few reference books on the subject I realise I have a few more years of great reading ahead.

About my libraryMy catalogue consists of books I actually own, and I only keep those that have some sentimental value or that I intend to read again. (I keep all the e-books I purchase - they don't need dusting.) Only books that I have read since March 2007 are rated.

GroupsBaker Street and Beyond, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Detectives, Historical Fiction, New Zealand Thingamabrarians, Old Mystery & Detective Club

Favorite authorsMargery Allingham, Agatha Christie, Edmund Crispin, Roald Dahl, Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Ngaio Marsh, Saki, Dorothy L. Sayers, Josephine Tey, Henry Wade, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameMonica

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/mvo62 (profile)
/catalog/mvo62 (library)

Member sinceMar 19, 2007

Leave a comment


Thanks for your comment about "The Stalking of Julia Gillard". It is a very boring book. However, I can recommend "Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart". It is interesting, well written and is all the background to the poo which is hitting the fan here in Australia at the moment, although, as a New Zealander you may not be interested in our party politics.
Henry Wade - excellent choice, I enjoyed The Dying Alderman myself quite recently. I can't resist suggesting a couple more names: Michael Innes, Cyril Hare and (OK, I had to make it three) Katharine Farrer.
Ah, now L. A. G. Strong I think you will like, judging by your favourite authors list.
Hello Monica

I'm glad that someone else remembered this book also ! Re: Tittymouse and Tattymouse.


motherdear (Irena)
Love your library, especially the corner windows. All it lacks is a cozy, intimate little fireplace.
Hi Monica:

I just added a bunch of short story collections to my books list. I've had many of them for years. It was interesting to we share some of the same books.

I hope you don't mind me adding you to my "interesting libraries".
I'm really excited to have found your "Golden Age" mysteries.

All the best,
and many thanks for adding me to you 'Interesting Libraries' list.
I was very interested to see that you own list of favorite authors included most that are on mine also,in fact every single name features in my own library in some depth.
So if it's ok with you I will return the compliment and add you to my 'Interesting Libraries' also.
Best wishes,and nice to hear from you.
Hello Monica, New Zealand Native plants, is, it would seem, an arcane interest, since we are the only holders of this title. Nice collection on FLW.

Gerald (Portugal)
Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,825,202 books! | Top bar: Always visible