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Short reviews of classic mystery novels and stories that are worth reading and re-reading

Classic Mysteries Les Blatt, 2014

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 55 Ratings

Short reviews of classic mystery novels and stories that are worth reading and re-reading

    "The Case of the Seven Sneezes," by Anthony Boucher

    "The Case of the Seven Sneezes," by Anthony Boucher

    A dead cat may be nothing to sneeze at. but why seven sneezes? A private detective and a small group of survivors from a murderous wedding find themselves trapped with an apparently psychotic killer on a remote island, cut off from the world at large.

    • 5 min
    "The Condamine Case," by Moray Dalton

    "The Condamine Case," by Moray Dalton

    A family curse - and murder, ancient and modern. It sounded like the perfect story for a movie - a curse still working after 300 years. A macabre twist to a powerful drama - or simply brutal murder?

    • 5 min
    "Murder in Married Life," by Anne Morice

    "Murder in Married Life," by Anne Morice

    Nice to be newlywed. Not so nice to fight a blackmailer. Anne Morice's "Murder in Married Life," reviewed this week on Classic Mysteries.

    • 5 min
    "Death in the Grand Manor," by Anne Morice.

    "Death in the Grand Manor," by Anne Morice.

    A charming and witty satirical mystery from the early years of the so-called "Silver Age of Detective Fiction."

    • 4 min
    "The Lost Gallows," by John Dickson Carr

    "The Lost Gallows," by John Dickson Carr

    A limousine driven by a dead man with a cut throat...a lost gallows on a missing London street...John Dickson Carr's second mystery starring Henri Bencolin, "The Lost Gallows," reviewed.

    • 6 min
    "Tuesday the Rabbi Took Off," by Harry Kemelman

    "Tuesday the Rabbi Took Off," by Harry Kemelman

    Rabbi Small needed a break in his routine. An international bombing incident wasn't what he had in mind.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Dusty Baker Street Irregulars ,

A Joy

This is a near perfect podcast. It manages to be quick, informative, and always on point. The host doesn’t waste a word but manages to give listeners a reason to grow their TBR pile.

Osadczuk ,

A must-listen to podcast for mystery lovers.

Entertaining reviews of classic golden age mysteries by someone who obviously loves the genre. My “must read” list has grown greatly because of this podcast.

ALJScott ,

Four star

I love this review of golden age mysteries. It’s so relaxing. I look forward to each new review. One question though have you ever reviewed any Mickey Spillane books?

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