I've now read 3 of the 7 True Crime cases mulled over by various early or founding Members of The Detection Club, and am well past the point of worrying about whether or not this book would hold my interest at all. the cases are all ancient as of 2017, and heck, most of the Mystery writers participating in this odd project are not the ones that have stayed famous in this era--not counting Sayers--but if I've learned one thing it's that I would love to read a novel by Margaret Cole; I love the way she writes. next up is the totally obscure E. R. Punshon dealing with "The Landru Case", and the way these things go, I wouldn't be surprised if the guy no one has ever thought of in 50 years does the best essay! though Sayers is up next after Punshon, and I don't see how Sayers could go wrong writing a True Crime story, especially if it involved passion gone wrong, revenge, or evil. I shall experience the Sayers Nonfiction effect soon.
this is my Nonfiction pick for the month; it's sold, mainly, from Mystery sections, but it's really famous Crime novel writers taking a turn at mulling over several notorious True Crime cases. results vary, apparently, in terms of how engrossing each writer makes the material--but I'm intent on doing the three famous "Detection Club" collaborations that have recently been put back in print.
I bought the first two books in this series after one of them turned up in my recommendations at amazon. I just finished the second (it made me cry!), and I just really enjoyed both of them.
I am having to restrain myself from hopping onto Better World Books and buying at least the next in the series, but I've added them to a wish list I gave my friend for Christmas and so I need to wait and see if she got them for me.