Inspired by a posting by Petrona
who pointed me to a new-to-me blog by Pattinase on a theme called Friday:Forgotten Books
, I queried my database (which contains only records of books that I have read in the last 40 months or so) with the following requirements.
- Published before 1970
- Given a rating of 4 or more
- Not Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers or Ngaio Marsh (whom I don't think have been forgotten)
Here are the books the database came up with
- Patricia Carlon, THE WHISPERING WALL (1969)
- Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, ROSEANNA (1968), THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN, (1968), THE MAN ON THE BALCONY (1967)
- Colin Watson, HOPJOY WAS HERE (1962), LONELYHEART 4122 (1967), CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME (1968), THE FLAXBOROUGH CRAB (1968)
- Truman Capote, IN COLD BLOOD (1966)
- John Le Carre, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1963)
- Robert Van Gulin, THE CHINESE BELL MURDERS (1958)
- Friedrich Glauser, THUMBPRINT (1936)
- Fergus Hume, THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (1886)
I am looking forward to some other recommendations
I love Patricia Carlon especially. I'll put this link up on Friday if it's okay with you. Patti
that's fine with me Patti
I named Bill James' Harpur & Iles series for Patti's list, but you've picked at least two good ones in Colin Watson and Robert van Gulik. I also think that In Cold Blood and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold are classics that have never been forgotten, at least in America.
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