Crime Fiction

Top 10 Christmas Crime Novels

Christmas is a time for family, friends and festivities with (hopefully) some quiet time to enjoy a good novel. Books also make great Christmas presents, and any mystery lover will enjoy these top 10 crime stories, which have all been set in the season. 1. Maigret’s Christmas by George Simenon This collection of nine short… Continue reading Top 10 Christmas Crime Novels

Crime Fiction

The Locked Room Mystery – Committing the Impossible Crime

One of the most popular sub-genres of detective fiction, the locked room mystery, takes place in a situation where it would seem to be impossible for somebody to commit the crime. The most popular example being a dead body found in a room, locked from the inside. Several possibilities about how the victim was killed… Continue reading The Locked Room Mystery – Committing the Impossible Crime

Crime Fiction, Real Life Crime

Agatha Christie – An Author’s Mysterious Disappearance

Ironic situations are one of the most gripping parts of any detective story. One of these occurred in real life in December 1926, when popular mystery writer, Agatha Christie, disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The author wrote a note stating that she was going on vacation and drove away from her home in Berkshire, England. Shortly… Continue reading Agatha Christie – An Author’s Mysterious Disappearance