A couple years after the 1957 death of the great Golden Age detective novelist Freeman Wills Crofts, crime writer and critic Julian Symons in his Sunday Times book review column proclaimed "John Rhode" (one of the two most prominent pseudonyms of the extremely prolific crime writer Cecil John Charles Street) England's reigning "master of the humdrum" mystery.
|Freeman Wills Crofts
|Gladys Mitchell, Humdrum?
|The greatest "mere puzzler" of them all: Agatha Christie
|"J. J. Connington": third member of
the great "Humdrum" trimuvirate
|Dorothy L. Sayers
Link to McFarland's Masters of the "Humdrum" Mystery page: