2002 Winner of the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best Non-fiction
Synopses & Reviews
If characters die in a mystery novel, and no one reads their story, have they died in vain?
Mystery experts booksellers, reviewers, genre devotees introduce you to personal favorites: obscure classics, up-and-coming new writers, great books that unaccountably disappeared and lesser-known titles by bestselling authors. A companion volume to our Agatha and Anthony Award-winning 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century, this book takes you beyond the bestsellers, beyond the familiar, with essays recommending over 100 mystery novels buried treasures that will become new favorites.
"The choices are idiosyncratic, which makes them fun, but every title is advanced with an intelligent argument and touching affection." New York Times Book Review
"There are some surprising selections among the 103 tales." LA Times
"Some of the overlooked mysteries clearly deserved to be overlooked, but any reader will discover some books they don't know and probably should. This is a neat little gift item." The Boston Globe