Friday, March 25, 2016

Back Again: The Bank Vault Mystery (1933) and Brokers' End (1935)

Soon to be out with Coachwhip as a twofer volume are the pair of reissued mysteries from Louis F. Booth, with an introduction written by me.  As I explained in an earlier post, both detective novels are written very much in the classic vein and should interest vintage mystery fans, especially those who like Freeman Crofts, J. J. Connington, John Street and the newly reissued Basil Thomson. Dorothy L. Sayers compared Booth to Crofts, but in my opinion Booth is a better pure writer, with something of a sardonic edge and more of a knack for realistic character portraiture.  I hope readers of this blog will give Booth's books a look.