At the final session of yesterday’s Bodies from the Library conference at the British Library, the speakers were challenged to select one Golden Age title to pluck from obscurity.
Some of the panelists sneakily mentioned a few different titles before announcing their choice (and Simon Brett just cheated!), but here are the final ten.
- David Brawn: The Passing of Mr Quinn (a novelisation of a 1928 Agatha Christie film adaptation)
- Simon Brett: Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica
- John Curran: Shelley Smith’s Background to Murder
- B. A. Pike: F. J. Whaley’s Challenge to Murder
- Richard Reynolds: John Rowland’s Bloodshed in Bayswater
- Dolores Gordon Smith: Philip Macdonald’s Warrant for X
- L. C. Tyler: Richard Hull’s The Murder of my Aunt
- Martin Edwards: Raymond Postgate’s Verdict of Twelve
- Harry Medawar: Anthony Berkeley’s The Poisoned Chocolates Case
- Jake Kerridge: Michael Innes’ The New Sonia Wayward
Christopher Bush, Philip Macdonald and Anthony Berkeley got a few mentions each and Richard Hull made it onto two shortlists.