In the Shadow of Agatha Christie

Leslie S Klinger

Agatha Christie burst into the crime mystery scene in 1920 with her The Mysterious affair at Styles.
Since then, she has literally buried from readers’ memory the female mystery crime writers who preceded her.

This anthology is an attempt to excavate 16 of these forgotten novelists. It will appeal to readers of crime stories.

Personally, I was intrigued to read here a story by Baroness Orczy published in 1901. (p 181).

When young I enjoyed thoroughly her Scarlet Pimpernel books. These books were borrowed from the British Council when I made my Friday sojourns after school with classmates from 1977 to 1980.

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