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Wed Dec 25, 2019, 07:05 PM

Just discovered Dornford Yates---Barry books similar to Wodehouse, Chandos books to the Saint books

This essay Dornford Yates and the Clubland Heroes at mysteryfile.com and the Wikipedia entry seem good introductions

Anyone here familiar with his work?

ETA---was a cousin of HHMunro (Saki), author of short story The Open Window

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Reply Just discovered Dornford Yates---Barry books similar to Wodehouse, Chandos books to the Saint books (Original post)
bobbieinok Dec 2019 OP
abqtommy Dec 2019 #1
bobbieinok Dec 2019 #2
bobbieinok Dec 2019 #3
abqtommy Dec 2019 #4
First Speaker Dec 2019 #5
malthaussen Dec 2019 #6

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 07:35 PM

1. Thanks. Not familiar but it's always nice to hear recommendations from other readers.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 09:07 PM

2. Have you read mysteries by John Dickson Carr? Margaret Duffy? Christianna Brand

Carr is an acquired taste. Some I really like. Others just so so. His book on Arthur Conan Doyle is great.

Duffy I discovered relatively recently. Like so many series books, I found the 1st one--A Murder of Crows-- great, the rest up and down.

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 09:15 PM

3. Brand book Green for Danger, a WWII mystery. I really like it

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 09:55 PM

4. Nope, none of those. I stick mainly to sci-fi. Right now I'm reading A Redbird Christmas by

Fannie Flagg. Again... Go figure!

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 10:11 PM

5. I read The Burning Court every few years, and really like it...

...and I love Crooked Hinge, for its outrageous ending. Carr is an old favorite, along with Ellery Queen, who's been unjustly forgotten...

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:03 PM

6. Carr, yes. Others, no.

The Nine Wrong Answers is brilliant, IMO.

-- Mal

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