For writers and readers of mystery

“There are, fortunately, very few people who can say that they have actually attended a murder.”

Margery Allingham, Death of a Ghost

The Golden Age of Detection

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Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham
(1904–1966)

Eric Ambler

Eric Ambler
(1909–1998)

Margaret Neilson Armstrong

Margaret Armstrong
(1904–1966)

Lois Austen-Leigh
(1883–1968)

George Bellairs
(1902–1982)

Anita Blackmon
(1892-1942)

Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon
(1901–1982)
(1904-1948)

John Bude
(1901-1957)

Victor Canning
(1911-1986)

E M Channon
(1875–1941)

Leslie Charteris
(1907-1993)

G K Chesterton
(1874–1936)

Agatha Christie
(1890-1976)

Anthony Berkeley Cox

John Creasey
(1893–1971)

Edmund Crispin
(1921-1978)

Glyn Daniel
(1914-1986)

John Dickson Carr
(1906–1977)

Francis Durbridge
(1912–1998)

Robin Forsythe
(1879-1937)

R Austin Freeman
(1862-1943)

Mary Fullerton
(1868-1956)

Andrew Garve
(1908-2001)

Elizabeth Gill
(1901-1934)

George Goodchild
(1888-1969)

Annie Haynes
(1865-1929)

Georgette Heyer
(1902-1974)

Michael Innes
(1906-1994)

Ianthe Jerrold
(1898-1977)

Ronald Knox
(1888-1957)

J C Lenehan
(1889-1943)

E.C.R. Lorac
(1894-1958)

Ngaio Marsh
(1895-1982)

A A Milne
(1882-1956)

Gladys Mitchell
(1901-1983)

Baroness Orczy
(1865-1947)

Winifred Peck
(1882-1962)

Elis Peters
(1913-1995)

Raymond Postgate
(1896-1971)

E & M A Radford
(1891-1973)

Harriet Rutland
(1901-1962)

Dorothy L Sayers
(1893-1957)

Georges Simenon
(1903-1989)

Thorne Smith
(1892-1934)

Mary Stewart
(1916-2014)

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Josephine Tey
(1896-1952)

Molly Thynne
(1881-1950)

S. S. Van Dine
(1888-1957)

Alexander Wilson
(1893-1960)

Dornford Yates
(1885-1960)