Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Currently Reading...

I'm currently reading The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards. This book is not a cozy mystery, but it's about the genesis of them. The Golden Age of Murder is a highly researched book of non fiction about the Detection Club. Founded in the late 1920s, the group was "an elite social network of writers". Some of the greatest writers of detective fiction of all time were members of this exclusive club. Giving details about the club itself, Edwards also tells the stories of some of his members-whose lives could be just as mysterious as their novels. I was aware of the true life disappearance of Agatha Christie (of course, I know what happened to her as well-she was recovering from investigating a series of murders caused by a Vespiform), but was unfamiliar with the lives of some of the other members of this Club, Dorothy L. Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, and Anthony Berkeley, for example. I'm enjoying learning more about the people who set the standard for this amazing genre!

To see a glimpse of how I learned what really happened to Agatha Christie check out this video:

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