I love Golden Age crime fiction and crime fiction in translation. I also like general fiction which is quirky such as The Library of Unrequited Love and the books by Antoine Laurain. However, I have read an awful lot of GA crime fiction so to help which ever kind person gets me check out the prohibitions below and/or this link to my good reads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/12972695-kate I figured this might be the easiest way to avoid getting a book I already have.
Don't get this!
I don't like crime fiction with graphic violence or sex or swearing, so steering away from hard boiled/ noir crime fiction is key. I also don't like supernatural or horror based books. Please don't get me any works by Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Gladys Mitchell, Ngaio Marsh, British Library reprints, Nicholas Blake, L. C. Tyler, Hans Olav Lahlum, Edward Marston, Freeman Wills Croft, Michael Innes, Josephine Tey, P. D. James, Georgette Heyer, Jacqueline Winspear, Edmund Crispin, Martin Beck series or Arthur Conan Doyle as these are series I have completed or do not enjoy.
Some authors I am interested in reading are Delano Ames (except the first four), Paul Halter, Curtis Evans (who writes secondary criticism on crime fiction), the second and third books by June Wright, Ayse Kulin's Last Train to Istanbul and Susan Rowland's book From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell. Hope this has been helpful and I haven't driven you up the wall =)
_Kate_'s Secret Santa is SusannaR. Help SusannaR pick the right book.
BookAddictUK: I think _Kate_ might enjoy Martin Edwards' recent The Golden Age of Crime Fiction http://www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Age-Murder-Martin-Edwards/dp/0008105960/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448788686&sr=1-1&keywords=martin+edwards+golden+age
And one Golden Age crime fiction author not on the list of those 'completed or not enjoyed' is R Austin Freeman, who created the detective Dr Thorndyke and claimed to have invented the 'inverted' detective story. Bibliography here: https://bookaddictionuk.wordpress.com/book-collecting/r-austin-freeman-crime-novelist-collectors-notes-and-bibliography/ (Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:23:18 -0500)
thornton37814: There are several books by W. Farjeon in the British Library Crime Classics series. She does not own any according to her catalog. "Mystery in White," "The Z Murders," and "Thirteen Guests" are some showing at Amazon.de. (Thu, 10 Dec 2015 20:09:18 -0500)
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