Good fun testing my references against the #preferences of someone widely read in the genre than I am First ublished in 1987 the later #of someone widely read in the genre than I am First ublished in 1987 the later made by Keating seem to me to hold up even the ones I haven t read I ve heard of This book will be influencing my future reading The noted author HRF Keating chooses his favorite 100 best mystery books and I agree with most of them I have to admit there were at least two of which I was unfamiliar but I was also relieved to see that I have read the majority of them This is a little book that every mystery lover should have in their collection "It Was Amazing I Trust HRF Keating "was amazing I trust HRF Keating their collection It was amazing I trust HRF Keating judgment when it comes to crime fiction The man is clearly enamoured of the genre much like my impression of PD James after reading Talking About Detective Fiction and you don t get to review crime fiction for The Times if your opinion is a bit shitUpon reading his synopses and opinions in this book I decided to attempt to read them all Over the course of my life not this week If ever. HRF Keating author of The Perfect Murder and mystery reviewer for the Times of London offers a concise commentary on the fin. ,
There was a respected list to educate the casual fan of the crime genre then this is itIf anyone is interested in the format etc it is as followsA foreword by the ueen of Suspense Patricia HighsmithAn introduction to the rules of the list by the authorA chronological journey from Tales of Mystery and Imagination in 1845 through to A Taste For Death in 1986 the year before this list was ublishedAn added bonus of book 101 by the Surface publisherromoting the new novel from Mr Keating The Murder of the MaharajahObviously there s a lot of time between 1986 to the Orange 5 (オレンジ, present day and there s bound to be a few selectieces of excellent crime fiction released in that eriod but we ll cross that bridge when we come to it All lovers of the mystery story should have this book Read the excellent mini reviews of classic mysteries and discover ones that you have missed It was ublished in 1987 but it is still fun H R F Keating s Crime Mystery The One Hunderd Best Books 1987 gives mystery readers his highly authoritative li. Est mystery books mystery readers his highly authoritative li. Est mystery books written From Poe's tales of mystery and imagination to P D James's A Taste for Death Keating delivers. ,
St of the best in crime and mystery fiction to that date Is it a subjective list of course Any list of the best of anything is going to be subjective But Keating is a well respected mystery author in his own right as well as a critic for The Times and
Has A Pretty Faira retty fair of the genre We may uibble over the lack of one of our favorites or the submission of a "novel of which we just can t uite see the value but over all mystery fans should be leased with Keating "of which we just can t uite see the value but over all mystery fans should be Spring Snow pleased with Keating offerings The most usefulart of THIS COLLECTION GOES BEYOND THE LIST collection goes beyond the list Keating gives each selection a two The Greatest Victory page synopsis making the case for itslace on the list as well as whetting the appetites of those who have not yet read these books I was Second Chance Pass (Virgin River, pleased to see how many of these novels I have already read and how many I wouldrobably include on my own Best of list A reference book that every mystery lover should want on their shelves Four starsFirst Fates Monolith (MacLomain, posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please reuestermission before reposting Thanks. A highly readable evaluation of 100 authors and their masterpieces This collection is a must for all devoted mystery reader. .