Today, 20th April, is the unofficial Detective Fiction Day since on this day in 1841 Edgar Allan Poe’s story The Murders in the Rue Morgue was published by a magazine and many cite it as the world’s first detective story. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, even wrote: “Each [of Poe’s detective stories] is a root from which a whole literature has developed… Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?” So, to celebrate this occasion, I am presenting 15 books (in no particular order) which I reviewed on this blog and which all focus on solving of some murders.
Bird in a Cage (Dard) The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau (Burnet)
The Axeman’s Jazz (Celestin) Faceless Killers (Mankell)
The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Turton)
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Tocarczuk) The Name of the Rose (Eco)Continue reading “Detective Fiction Day”