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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.


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Stories About Lawyers & Crime

There was an eclectic mix of stories about lawyers and the law in our Crime and Mystery Book Club at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts’ Library. The usual suspects are there, but there are also some new recommendations. Click here for the list.


A Selection of Crime Stories Involving Tourism or Travel

The Crime & Mystery Book Club at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library read stories featuring tourism or travel. Travel offers a framework for storytelling that fits well with the crime fiction genre. Here are the books we read.