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Reading list: Martin Edwards: The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books -- the "100 Books" Presented

Created by: Themis-Athena's Garden of Books

The Supplemental Lists:

Other Books Mentioned; Part 1 (Chapters 1-5): http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/828/martin-edwards-the-story-of-classic-crime-in-100-books-other-books-mentioned-part-1-ch-1-5

Other Books Mentioned; Part 2 (Chapters 6 & 7): http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/829/martin-edwards-the-story-of-classic-crime-in-100-books-other-books-mentioned-part-2-ch-6-10

Other Books Mentioned; Part 3 (Ch. 8-10): http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/830/martin-edwards-the-story-of-classic-crime-in-100-books-other-books-mentioned-part-3-ch-8-10

Other Books Mentioned; Part 4 (Ch. 11-15): http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/831/martin-edwards-the-story-of-classic-crime-in-100-books-other-books-mentioned-part-4-ch-11-15

Other Books Mentioned; Part 5 (Ch. 16-20): http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/833/martin-edwards-the-story-of-classic-crime-in-100-books-other-books-mentioned-part-5-ch-16-20

Other Books Mentioned; Part 6 (Ch. 21-24): http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/834/martin-edwards-the-story-of-classic-crime-in-100-books-other-books-mentioned-part-6-ch-21-24

Books: 102

1.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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2.
The Four Just Men - Edgar Wallace
The Four Just Men
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3.
The Case Of Miss Elliott - Emmuska Orczy
The Case Of Miss Elliott
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4.
Tracks in the Snow - Godfrey Benson
Tracks in the Snow
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5.
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal - Roy Horniman, D. J. Natelson
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal
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6.
The Blotting Book - E. F. Benson
The Blotting Book
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7.
The Innocence of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
The Innocence of Father Brown
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8.
At the Villa Rose - A. E. W. Mason
At the Villa Rose
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9.
The Eye of Osiris - R. Austin Freeman
The Eye of Osiris
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10.
The Lodger - Marie Belloc Lowndes
The Lodger
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11.
Max Carrados - Ernest Bramah
Max Carrados
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12.
Trent's Last Case - E.C. Bentley
Trent's Last Case
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13.
In the night - R. Gorell (AKA Lord Gorel... In the night - R. Gorell (AKA Lord Gorell) BARNES
In the night
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14.
The Middle Temple Murder - J.S. Fletcher
The Middle Temple Murder
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15.
The Mystery of the Skeleton Key - G.K. Chesterton, Hugh Lamb, Bernard Capes
The Mystery of the Skeleton Key
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16.
The Cask - Freeman Wills Crofts
The Cask
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17.
The Red House Mystery - A.A. Milne
The Red House Mystery
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18.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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19.
Clouds of Witness - Dorothy L. Sayers
Clouds of Witness
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20.
The Rasp - Philip MacDonald
The Rasp
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21.
Mr. Fortune, Please - H.C. Bailey
Mr. Fortune, Please
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22.
The Poisoned Chocolates Case - Anthony Berkeley
The Poisoned Chocolates Case
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23.
The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop - Gladys Mitchell
The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop
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24.
The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage
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25.
The Case of the Late Pig - Margery Allingham
The Case of the Late Pig
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26.
Send for Paul Temple - Francis Durbridge
Send for Paul Temple
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27.
The Floating Admiral - G.K. Chesterton, Detection Club, Anthony Berkeley, Agatha Christie
The Floating Admiral
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28.
The Body in the Silo - Ronald Knox
The Body in the Silo
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29.
She Had to Have Gas - Rupert Penny
She Had to Have Gas
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30.
The Medbury Fort Murder - George Limnelius
The Medbury Fort Murder
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31.
Murder of a Lady - Anthony Wynne
Murder of a Lady
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32.
The Hollow Man - John Dickson Carr
The Hollow Man
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33.
The Secret of High Eldersham - Miles Burton
The Secret of High Eldersham
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34.
Death Under Sail - C.P. Snow
Death Under Sail
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35.
The Sussex Downs Murder - John Bude
The Sussex Downs Murder
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36.
Sinister Crag - Newton Gayle
Sinister Crag
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37.
The Crime at Diana's Pool - Victor L. Whitechurch
The Crime at Diana's Pool
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38.
Some Must Watch - Ethal Lina White
Some Must Watch
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39.
Death By Request - Romilly John, Katherine John
Death By Request
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40.
Birthday Party - C. H. B. Kitchin
Birthday Party
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41.
Death at Broadcasting House - Val Gielgud, Holt Marvell
Death at Broadcasting House
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42.
Bats in the Belfry - E.C.R. Lorac
Bats in the Belfry
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43.
What Beckoning Ghost - Douglas G. Browne
What Beckoning Ghost
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44.
The Red Redmaynes - Eden Phillpotts
The Red Redmaynes
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45.
Mystery at Lynden Sands - J.J. Connington
Mystery at Lynden Sands
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46.
Murder in Black and White - Evelyn Elder
Murder in Black and White
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47.
Quick Curtain - Alan Melville
Quick Curtain
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48.
Case for Three Detectives - Leo Bruce
Case for Three Detectives
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49.
The Moving Toyshop - Edmund Crispin
The Moving Toyshop
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50.
Murder At School - James Hilton
Murder At School
Note: Glen Trevor aka James Hilton
51.
Murder at Cambridge - Q. Patrick
Murder at Cambridge
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52.
Death at the President's Lodging - Michael Innes
Death at the President's Lodging
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53.
Vantage Striker - Helen Simpson
Vantage Striker
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54.
Death Wears a Purple Shirt - R.C. Woodthorpe
Death Wears a Purple Shirt
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55.
The Nursing Home Murder - Ngaio Marsh
The Nursing Home Murder
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56.
The Documents in the Case - Dorothy L. Sayers, Robert Eustace
The Documents in the Case
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57.
The Young Vanish - Francis Everton
The Young Vanish
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58.
Death of an Airman - Christopher St. John Sprigg
Death of an Airman
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59.
A.B.C. Solves Five - C.E. Bechhofer Robe... A.B.C. Solves Five - C.E. Bechhofer Roberts, Ephesian
A.B.C. Solves Five
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60.
The Grell Mystery - Frank Froest
The Grell Mystery
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61.
The Duke of York's Steps - Henry Wade
The Duke of York's Steps
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62.
Hendon's First Case - John Rhode
Hendon's First Case
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63.
Green for Danger - Christianna Brand
Green for Danger
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64.
Trial and Error - Anthony Berkeley
Trial and Error
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65.
Verdict of Twelve - Raymond Postgate
Verdict of Twelve
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66.
Tragedy at Law - Cyril Hare
Tragedy at Law
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67.
Smallbone Deceased - Michael Gilbert
Smallbone Deceased
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68.
The Perfect Murder Case - Christopher Bush
The Perfect Murder Case
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69.
Death Walks in Eastrepps - Francis Beeding
Death Walks in Eastrepps
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70.
X V. Rex - Philip MacDonald
X V. Rex
Note: Philip Macdonald aka Martin Polock
71.
The Z Murders - J. Jefferson Farjeon
The Z Murders
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72.
The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders
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73.
The House by the River - A. P. Herbert
The House by the River
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74.
Payment Deferred - C. S. Forester
Payment Deferred
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75.
No Walls Of Jasper - Joanna Cannan
No Walls Of Jasper
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76.
Nightmare - Lynn Brock
Nightmare
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77.
End of an Ancient Mariner - G.D.H. Cole, Margaret Cole
End of an Ancient Mariner
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78.
Portrait of a Murderer: A Christmas Crime Story - Anne Meredith
Portrait of a Murderer: A Christmas Crime Story
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79.
Department of Dead Ends: 14 Stories - Roy Vickers
Department of Dead Ends: 14 Stories
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80.
Malice Aforethought - Francis Iles
Malice Aforethought
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81.
Family Matters - Anthony Rolls
Family Matters
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82.
Middle Class Murder - Bruce Hamilton
Middle Class Murder
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83.
My Own Murderer - Richard Hull
My Own Murderer
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84.
Death To The Rescue - Milward Kennedy
Death To The Rescue
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85.
A Pin to See the Peepshow - Elaine Morgan, F. Tennyson Jesse
A Pin to See the Peepshow
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86.
Earth to Ashes - Alan Brock Earth to Ashes - Alan Brock
Earth to Ashes
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87.
The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey
The Franchise Affair
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88.
Darkness at Pemberley - T.H. White
Darkness at Pemberley
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89.
Division Bell Mystery - Ellen Cicely Wilkinson
Division Bell Mystery
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90.
Death on the Down Beat - Sebastian Farr
Death on the Down Beat
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91.
The Dain Curse - Dashiell Hammett
The Dain Curse
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92.
The Curious Mr. Tarrant: 8 Detective Stories - C. Daly King
The Curious Mr. Tarrant: 8 Detective Stories
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93.
Calamity Town - Ellery Queen
Calamity Town
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94.
The Red Right Hand - Joel Townsley Rogers
The Red Right Hand
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95.
Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train
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96.
Six Dead Men - Rosemary Benét, Stanislas-André Steeman
Six Dead Men
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97.
Pietr the Latvian - Georges Simenon
Pietr the Latvian
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98.
Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi - Norman Thomas di Giovanni, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges
Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi
Note: Jorge Luis Borges & Norman Thomas di Giovanni, aka H. Bustos Domeq
99.
The Beast Must Die - Nicholas Blake
The Beast Must Die
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100.
Background For Murder - Shelley Smith
Background For Murder
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101.
The Killer and the Slain: A Strange Story - John Howard, Hugh Walpole
The Killer and the Slain: A Strange Story
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102.
The 31st Of February - Julian Symons
The 31st Of February
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Comments

Comments:
Moonlight Reader
And, again, thank you so much for doing this! I thought about it, but was just overwhelmed by the prospect of using the BL search function, of which I am not a fan, to do it!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
And again, you're welcome! :)

I tend to search by ISBN (if necessary, as gleaned from Amazon or other online sources), which causes the book to be imported even if it hadn't been in the library previously. What really irks me, though, is the amount of green covers -- it's one thing if the imported book records don't include covers because there are none on Amazon, but often enough, the Amazon records do include covers, and they're still not imported, so you have to add them manually. Grrr!
Murder by Death
I'll do the covers and the record tidying - it's the least I can do after all the help you gave with the Bingo lists. And I have free time for the next couple of weeks. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I can see a new joint project looming on the horizon ... ah, that teamwork-building effect of BookLikes lists! :D
Murder by Death
An unexpected perk I'll bet they never foresaw. ;)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Hah. You bet they didn't!
Moonlight Reader
I'm pretty sure that the Helen Simpson book (#53) was combined with a different Helen Simpson who is currently publishing. I was going to add a few covers, so I went to GR and couldn't even find Vantage Striker (literally the first time this has ever happened), but noted that there is a Helen Simpson who would not have been publishing books in 1931, since she wasn't born until 1959. At that point, I got discouraged and gave up. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Oh yes, there's a whole bunch of author records associated with this list (and the "other books mentioned" listings) that need to be fixed. It's on my to-do list (and I suspect it'll sooner or later also end up on MbD's) ... just right now my focus is on getting the lists together in the first place. The BL database continues to be such a mess that, unfortunately, whether a given author record gets fixed today, tomorrow or next week just isn't one of my priorities. :(

Thank you for looking these up, though, and thanks for highlighting Simpson!

As for the green covers on the Edwards lists, I searched in vain for covers when I first put the lists together; the only reason there are any green covers left is that I couldn't find anything better yesterday. I'm probably going to give that search another whirl at some point in the near future, too; hopefully with better success then ...
Murder by Death
Yep - as I said above (b/c I commented first without reading all the comments) - it's now on my list too. :)

I've been going through the Halloween lists doing the same thing - making sure search works for them, tying or separating as needed, etc. so I'll just work these into the line up. :D
Murder by Death
Did someone else get Helen Simpson cleaned up? Because I just went through the list of her books and they are all hers (I found a few covers too).
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, I made a start disentangling the two writers. Didn't find a cover for Vantage Striker *anywhere*, though, however hard I looked ... :(
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Woohoo! Where did that Vantage Striker cover come from?! AND all the other missing covers?
Murder by Death
The Vantage Striker cover drove me nuts - I finally had to settle for that first page scan of an out of copyright edition.

The other covers... lots and lots of digging. I followed so many library links it wasn't funny... and there's some heavy photoshopping to clean up some of what I did find. :P
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yes, I had a feeling there had to have been a LOT of research (and photo editing) involved. I know how much time it took me *not* to find anything! They're all looking beautiful now ... and BookLikes can rightfully claim to be the only book discussion forum that has editions with covers -- neither GR nor LT do!
Murder by Death
WOOT! We finally win at something database related! :D
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Always look at the bright side of life, you know ... :D
Murder by Death
Aaannndd now I'm whistling. :-o
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Not you alone. :D
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
I've read a grand total of three! Three! of these. I declare myself a Classic Crime illiterate.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
I read a good many mysteries, but I've only read 8. (I've read more from the secondary list.)
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
If one means crime in general, rather than specifically murder mysteries, then I find some gaping holes in this list. I haven't looked at the longer list yet...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
It's heavily British, that's for sure.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
... and that's the limitation that Edwards explicitly places on the book in the preface. This is essentially the style of mystery coined in the British Golden Age. Not noir, nothing past 1950 and -- for that matter -- nothing before 1900.
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Well that explains that, then!
Murder by Death
5. I've only read 5 of these. And 90% of my fiction reading is mystery, so I have no excuse for such a poor showing.
Person Of Interest
One read and five already on the TBR pile. If we do an informal buddy read of Father Brown or Max Carrados (Stephen Fry narration) count me in. I've also loved the two Margery Allingham books I've read so far and definitely am up for reading more.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
There's a Stephen Fry version of the Max Carrados stories???

Definitely count me in for more of Margery Allingham, too.

(13 read on this list, 18 on the other one. Now I'm beginning to feel just a tiny bit less embarrassed about those numbers ...)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Found the Stephen Fry / Max Carrados audio! (And instantly bought it. I'm such a pushover ...)
Person Of Interest
Oh, good you found it. I wasn't familiar with Ernest Bramah, but I figured I couldn't go wrong when I saw it was Fry and classic detective stories. It ran as an Audible daily deal a while back.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Not an Audible deal hereabouts, alas (or no longer, for all I know :( ), but I got it online for less than I would have spent downloading the Audible recording at full price. So I'm set! :D
Person Of Interest
The member sales and daily deals don't run in Germany? Bummer. I paid a ridiculously low price for it which is one of the reasons I keep buying all these audiobooks! I'm glad you were able to find it for below Audible's full price.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
They do run here, but not necessarily for the same items or at the same time as in the UK and the US (the catalogue is slightly different, too). Since I only looked for the first time today, I have no way of knowing whether it *was* available as part of a deal at any given point in time ... it may well have been and I missed it; then again, it may not. (Schroedinger's cat in hindsight ...) Anyway, I ordered it, and that's what really matters! :)
Person Of Interest
Ah. I'd heard folks in the UK mention their sales were different than the US, but I wasn't sure about other countries. Audible is so convenient and inexpensive that I haven't bothered to look into other retail outlets.

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