Books to Die For, a Review

Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

Books to Die For

The World’s greatest Mystery Writers on The World’s Greatest Mystery Novels

Edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke

This is the kind of book to savor over time. It is filled with intriguing insights into mysteries from most of the classical mystery writers beginning with Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and on through Ed McBain and Margaret Maron, Tony Hillerman, James Lee Burke and Dennis Lehane.

No, I haven’t read each one, but I have read enough to know that not only are my favorite authors books written about but many of my favorite authors are the ones who wrote about them.

This book ought to be in every mystery lover’s library. It is timeless, informative, and a good way to choose the next mystery to read.  You might pick one of the spotlighted novels—or one of the many outstanding mystery authors who contributed to this outstanding  collection.

(This book was sent to me by Simon and Schuster. I am not getting paid for this review.)


Bret Wellman said…
Sound like a pretty good book. I like short story compilations, I might give it a try.

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