He was one of the most influential crime novelists of the 1920s and 1930s, but has languished somewhat in obscurity since. A troubled, dark, incredibly innovative writer: to really get to know Anthony Berkeley, you need to dive deeply into his fiction.
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Books and sources:
—Elusion Aforethought: The Life and Writing of Anthony Berkeley Cox by Malcolm Turnbull
—As For The Woman by Francis Iles
—The Layton Court Mystery by Anthony Berkeley
—The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
—Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
—The Wychford Poisoning Case by Anthony Berkeley
—The Florence Maybrick episodes of this podcast
—The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
—The Edith Thompson episode of this podcast
—Roger Sheringham and the Vane Mystery by Anthony Berkeley
—Messalina of the Suburbs by E.M. Delafield
—The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield
—The Silk Stocking Murders by Anthony Berkeley
—The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
—Murder in the Basement by Anthony Berkeley
—The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
—The Detection Club episode of this podcast, featuring Martin Edwards
—Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
—Before the Fact by Francis Iles
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