Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Some 1959 Titles (for Past Offences)

The latest monthly challenge over at Past Offences is to read a book in January, published in 1959. Here are some British/European crime titles to choose from, first published in English in 1959, pulled from my database. This information is correct to the best of my knowledge however please do double check dates before spending any cash!:
Josephine Bell - The House above the River
John Bingham - Five Roundabouts to Heaven
Gwendoline Butler - The Interloper
Agatha Christie - Cat Among the Pigeons
Friedrich Durrenmatt - The Pledge
Margaret Erskine - A Graveyard Plot
Ian Fleming - Goldfinger
Menna Gallie - Strike for a Kingdom
Graham Hastings - Twice Checked
Alan Hunter - Gently in the Sun
M M Kaye - Death in Zanzibar (revised 1983) (originally published as The House of Shade)
H R F Keating - Death and the Visiting Firemen
Osmington Mills - Stairway to Murder
Ellis Peters - Death Mask
Georges Simenon - Maigret Has Doubts
Georges Simenon - Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses
Georges Simenon - The Widower
Georges Simenon - The Grandmother
Margaret Yorke - Christopher
There are more suggestions in the comments on the Past Offences page.

2 comments:

Annay Dawson said...

These were some of the authors that both motivated me to read and inspired me to write. I still like picking up their books once in a while. Classics are always the best!

pastoffences said...

Thanks Karen. I've just read Psycho but I've been meaning to read The Pledge for years so this is probably a good chance to get hold of that too.