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: 2001
    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 husband.
    Suggested Reading: Amateur Sleuths
    Updated 8/27/01
  • Death on the Downs
    Author: Brett, Simon
    Publisher: Berkley $ 21.95 ISBN: 0425179532 Date: 2001
    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.
    Updated 8/1/01
  • The Sibyl in Her Grave
    Author: Caudwell, Sarah
    Publisher: Delacorte $ 23.95 ISBN: 0385299346 Date: 2000
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    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.
    Updated 6/6/00
  • 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.
    Updated 1.20.03