Monday, May 26, 2014

Detection Medley (1939), by the Detection Club (edited by John Rhode)

Detection Medley (1939), edited by John Rhode (Cecil John Charles Street), was the last Detection Club book published before war disrupted the Club's activities. This work came up for discussion in the Facebook Golden Age detection group, so I thought I would post the table of contents for people to see. It's a collection mostly of short stories, with some essays.  Sorry about the "bleed"--there are over 500 pages and they are rather thin.

Maybe this will be reprinted someday. In Masters of the Humdrum Mystery (2012), I write about Major Street's struggle to put it all together.

My copy was owned by A. Petrie of 113 Woodhall Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, the second garden city in England.  Sounds a nice place!


  1. It's good to know that one can now read most (or all) of these authors online. I have read a few, mostly short stories, though not the ones in the contents page here.

    1. It would be great to see this reprinted, like other Detection Club works.

  2. The Internet's greatest gift to classic mystery lovers -- eventually all of these will be available in some sort of electronic format.