Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mystery books

Since season 2 of BBC's Sherlock was so ridiculously excellent and I can't wait for season 3 -- I will showcase my vintage books in the detective-crime-mystery genre.
Observe, if you will...

The suspects

The Tom Thomson Mystery, William T. Little, 1970
Ole Tommy's skull

The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1987

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love how Signet Classic books have a line drawing and bio of the author.
There's another Sherlock-related book that I featured in October's look at my horror books. Check it out here.  

The High Wire, 1965; Slow Burner, 1965, The Unquiet Sleep, 1964 -- all by William Haggard

The Efford Tangle, George Goodchild -- no date! It makes my anger rise like the tides when there is no date printed in a book. This book is really old - guessing,  I'd place it early-mid 50s.

A Caribbean Mystery, Agatha Christie, 1981. This book always brings back a distinct memory of reading it at my gramma's house (it was her book) while drinking ovaltine and eating arrowroot cookies. It was quite the amalgamation of elderly goodness.

Perry Mason Solves The Case of the Bigamous Spouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, 1964. This is one sexy book -- the silver spine, the crimson page edges, not to mention the babe draped across the settee.

Look at this conniving dame... she's gotta be up to no good.

1 comment:

  1. Always a pleasure to meet a Sherlockian!

    I too love the BBC series. Check out my review .