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Miss Marple’s ‘little grey cells’, as this novel shows better than any of the others in which she appears, are as powerfully effective as the ones on which Poirot so regularly prides himself. C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage; Simon Brett, A Nice Class of Corpse; Patricia Wentworth, Miss Silver Intervenes HARLAN COBEN TELL NO ONE (b. 1962) USA (2001) A writer who made his first appearance little over a decade ago, Coben is now one of the most consistently successful crime authors, with a dozen books and almost as many awards to his credit.
Wilkie Collins was a close friend of Dickens and master of what became known as ‘sensation fiction’, a school of Victorian fiction which came to the fore in the 1860s and which often took murder, mystery and crime as its subjects. His most famous novel, The Woman in White, published in 1860, is a melodramatic and complicated tale of a conspiracy to dispossess an heiress of her money, filled with dark secrets of lunacy, illegitimacy and mistaken identities, and made memorable by 30 02 100 MR CRIME F 9/8/06 1:54 pm Page 31 MICHAEL CONNELLY the suave and sinister Italian villain, Count Fosco.
Read on The Wisdom of Father Brown; The Man Who Knew Too Much (a collection of stories about another amateur detective, Horne Fisher) R. G. M. Greenwood, Clerical Errors (Deaconess Theodora Braithwaite) Harry Kemelman, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (Rabbi Small) William X. Kienzle, The Rosary Murders (Father Robert Koesler) Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Seville Communion (Father Lorenzo Quart) » Ellis Peters, The Leper of St Giles (Brother Cadfael) Phil Rickman, The Smile of a Ghost (Reverend Merrily Watkins) Peter Tremayne, Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma) 25 02 100 MR CRIME F 9/8/06 1:54 pm Page 26 100 MUST-READ CRIME FICTION NOVELS AGATHA CHRISTIE (1890–1976) UK THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD (1926) This intricately plotted mystery is the best of the early novels to feature Christie’s famous Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot.