Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Most nominated ...

There were nine authors who had three or more books nominated in the Classic Crime Fiction Curriculum Challenge. Way out in front was Agatha Christie who had a phenomenal 12 books nominated, demonstrating a great strength in depth to her writing and her long lasting popularity. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd emerged out of the pack to make it onto the final list of ten books. The nine authors and their nominated books were:

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventure of the Final Problem

Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely; Lady in the Lake, The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye

Agatha Christie, The Body in the Library, Evil Under the Sun, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The ABC Murders, Five Little Pigs, Murder at the Vicarage, Murder is Easy, The Crooked House, The Mystery of the Blue Train, Death on the Nile, Cat Among the Pigeons, And Then There Were None

Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon, The Dain Curse, Red Harvest

Ngaio Marsh, A Surfeit of Lampreys, Death in a White Tie, The Nursing Home Murder

Ross MacDonald, The Drowning Pool, The Moving Target, The Chill, The Underground Man

Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter, Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart

Dorothy L Sayers, Strong Poison, Gaudy Night, Whose Body?, The Nine Tailors, Five Red Herrings, Murder must advertise, Busman’s Holiday

Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time, The Franchise Affair, Brat Farrar


seana said...

I'd say there are no lemons on that list.

Martin Edwards said...

The number of Christies nominated is a tribute to her remarkable versatility. I can think of at least three other of her books that might have qualified. Whatever her limitations, it's an astonishing oeuvre.

Fëanor said...

Excellent list. Sadly, no translated crime/thriller fiction in it. I might suggest:
1. Borges/Bioy-Casares - Six Problems For Don Isidro (a lovely pastiche of the Anglo-American detective genre)
2. Simenon - The Bar on the Seine
3. V.V.Lipatov - A Village Detective

from before 1970