Traditional British Crime Fiction Booklist
Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram
Book Magazine, unless noted.
- Agatha Raisin
and the Love from Hell
Author: Beaton, M.C.
Publisher: Minotaur $ 22.95 ISBN: 0312207662 Date:
Recently married to James Lacey, amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin
quickly finds that marriage is not all it's cracked up to be.
The newlyweds are living in separate cottages and each suspects
the other of having an affair. When James turns up missing, a
blood stain the only evidence, Agatha is determined to find her
Suggested Reading: Amateur Sleuths
- Death on the Downs
Author: Brett, Simon
Publisher: Berkley $ 21.95 ISBN: 0425179532 Date:
From Simon Brett comes a second mystery featuring the practical
Carole Seddon and her bohemian neighbor Jude. While out exploring
the South Downs of a wealthy town, Carole discovers the bones
of a human skeleton, and soon she and Jude have two mysteries
to be solved.
- The Sibyl in Her Grave
Author: Caudwell, Sarah
Publisher: Delacorte $ 23.95 ISBN: 0385299346 Date: 2000
Booklist Library Journal
Aunt Regina and her friends seem to be connected to capital fraud--and
capital crime. And when someone connected with Aunt Regina's equity
investments turns up dead, things look even more dire. But Regina
couldn't have a better champion than the erudite supersleuth Professor
Hilary Tamar, who is determined to solve this murderous muddle
before someone else is killed.
- A Presumption of Death
Author: Walsh, Jill Paton & Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Minotaur $ 24.95 ISBN: 0312291000 Date: 2003
Drawing on The Wimsey Papers, in which Sayers showed the Wimsey's
coping with wartime conditions, Walsh has devised an irresistible story set
in 1940 at the start of the Blitz of London.