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Mystery Stories Featuring Detective Duos or are Co-Authored

Crime novels that are co-authored was the initial idea for this meeting’s theme. However, the Crime & Mystery Book Club at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library decided to add in stories featuring detective duos to widen our choices. Click here for the list.


Crime Stories Featuring or In a Theatre, Art or Cinema

The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library’s Mystery Book Club decided to focus on crime novels set in a theater, cinema or a featuring a piece of art. This creative theme led to a wide range of books and here is what we read.


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Selections from The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

In 2018, Martin Edwards, crime author and editor of 38 crime anthologies, published The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books in which he explores the development of crime fiction from 1901 to 1950 and offers up not only 100 novels, but also recommends a number of other titles. Click here to see which books the members of the Crime and Mystery Book Club from the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library picked out and read.


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Be a Guest - A Crime Story Theme

The theme of this meeting is ‘Be my guest’, that is a crime or mystery novel featuring a hotel, restaurant, or country house. This gave us a wide range of books. So here it is, the list of stories read by the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library Crime and Mystery Book Club.