Looking for a diversion to keep you entertained as winter settles in? Crime fiction is the asnwer to your problem.

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886), Fergus Hume
Who killed the mystery man in the Melbourne cab? Hume’s novel sold hugely in Australia and around the world.

Agatha Christie had murder on her mind.

Agatha Christie had murder on her mind.

Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot makes his third appearance in this bamboozling mystery with a startling explanation.

The Daughter of Time (1951), Josephine Tey
A bed-ridden detective manages to investigate the murder of the princes in the Tower of London. Was Richard III really guilty?

Beat Not the Bones (1952), Charlotte Jay
Gold and sudden death in New Guinea. This won Jay (pseudonym of Australian Geraldine Halls) the inaugural Edgar award in the US.

The Tiger in the Smoke (1952), Margery Allingham
Brilliant thriller set in fog-bound London with a villain named Jack Havoc living up to his name.

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