Thursday, August 27, 2009

iasa's list

I guess the ideal novel, that i've yet to write, would be I Moved to the Caribbean and Found Someone Had Killed P.G. Wodehouse in My Kitchen.  So for the basics challenge, i've focused on mysteries, making sure i've included internationally written and set novels,  and comedic novels, along with a Groucho autobiography.  After all who can resist Groucho? 
  1. The Leavenworth Case                            Anna Katharine Green
  2. The Scarlet Pimpernell                            Baroness Orczy
  3. The Man Who Was Thursday                  C.K. Chesterton
  4. The Innocence of Father Brown              C.K. Chesterton
  5. The Haunted Bookshop                           Christopher Morley
  6. The Great Impersonation                         E. Phillip Oppenheimer
  7. Meet Mr. Mulliner                                   P.G. Wodehouse
  8. The Footsteps at the Lock                       Ronald A. Knox
  9. Red Harvest                                            Dashiell Hammet
  10. Malice Aforethought                              Francis Iles
  11. Keeper of the Keys                                 Earl Derr Biggers
  12. Death Under Sail                                    C.P. Snow
  13. Darkness at Pemberly                             T.H. White
  14. Was It Murder                                         James Hilton
  15. An Oxford Tragedy                                J.C. Masterman
  16. The Mystery of Cape Cod Tavern           Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  17. The Chinese Orange Mystery                 Ellery Queen
  18. Wax                                                       Ethel Lina White
  19. Death from a Top Hat                            Clayton Rawson
  20. No Orchids for Miss Blandish                James Hadley Chase
  21. The Mysterious Mickey Finn                  Eliot Paul
  22. Footprints on the Ceiling                        Clayton Rawson
  23. A Pinch of Poison                                  Richard & Francis Lockridge
  24. The Ministry of Fear                             Graham Greene
  25. Holy Disorders                                     Edmund Crispin
  26. The Red Right Hand                             Joel Townley Rogers
  27. The Double Take                                   Roy Huggins
  28. The Daughter of Time                          Josephine Tey
  29. The Ivory Green                                   Rocc Macdonald
  30. Watcher in the Shadows                      Geoffrey Household
  31. The Rose of Tibet                                Lionel Davidson
  32. The Zebra Striped Hearse                    Ross Macdonald
  33. The Night of the Generals                   Hans Helmut Kirst
  34. This Rough Magic                              Mary Stewart
  35. The Death of the Detective                 Mark Smith
  36. The Plot Against Roger Ryder            Julian Symons
  37. The Mobius Strip                               William Gardner
  38. Shibumi                                                Trevanian
  39. A Woman Called Scylla                      David Gurr
  40. Dolly and the Bird of Paradise            Dorothy Dunnet
  41. Yellowthread Street                             William Marshall
  42. The Fire Engine That Disappeared      Sjowall & Wahloo
  43. Still Life                                               Louise Penny
  44. Jar City                                                 Arnaldur Indriðason
  45. The Faceless Killers                            Henning Mankell
  46. Whatever i can find by                         Janwillem L. van de Wetering
  47. The Saturday Morning Murder            Batya Gur
  48. The Silence of the Rain                        Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
  49. Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow          Peter Hoeg
  50. Raven Black                                        Ann Cleeves
  51. Water-Blue Eyes                                  Domingo Villar
  52. Blood on the Saddle                             Rafael Reig
  53. One Helluva Mess                                Jean-Claude Izzo
  54. Sergeant Studer series                          Friedrich Glauser
  55. A Florentine Death                              Michele Giuttari
  56. The Shape of the Water                        Andrea Camilleri
  57. Zone Defence                                       Petros Markaris
  58. The Widow Killer                               Pavel Kohout
  59. Happy Birthday Turk                          Jakob Arjouni
  60. Death in Breslau                                 Marek Krajewski
  61. Blackwater                                           Kerstin Ekman
  62. Havana Blue                                         Leonardo Padura
  63. The Shadow of the Shadow                Paco Ignacio Taibo IIis
  64. Tattoo                                                  Manuel Vazquez Montalban
  65. The Final Bet                                      Abdelilah Hamdouchi
  66. Double Blank                                       Yasmina Khadra
  67. Sacred Games                                      Vikram Chandra
  68. The Eye of Jade                                   Diane Wei Lang
  69. The Coroner’s Lunch                          Colin Cotterill
  70. The Broken Shore                                 Peter Temple
  71. Devil’s Peak                                           Deon Meyer
  72. A Lonely Place to Die                         Wessel Ebersohn
  73. Memoirs of a Mangy Lover                 Groucho Marx
  74. Elementary, My Dear Groucho             Ron Goulart
  75. The Time Machine Did It                     John Swartzwelder
  76. The Dog of the South                           Charlie Portis
  77. Infinite Jest                                            David Foster Wallace
  78. Nobody Move                                        Denis Johnson
  79. Adolf Hitler:My Part in His Downfall   Spike Milligan
  80. Three Men in a Boat                              Jerome K. Jerome
  81. The Gun Seller                                      Hugh Laurie
  82. Cold Comfort Farm                                Stella Gibbons
  83. Lake Wobegon Days                              Garrison Keillor
  84. The Queen and I                                    Sue Townsend
  85. Scoop                                                     Evelyn Waugh
  86. A Scanner Darkly                                  Phillip K. Dick
  87. Colony                                                    Rob Grant
  88. An Evening of Long Goodbyes            Paul Murray
  89. The Crying of Lot 49                            Thomas Pynchon
  90. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman     Laurence Sterne
  91. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove      Christopher Moore
  92. Sweet Silver Blues                                  Glen Cook
  93. Straight Man                                             Richard Russo
  94. Nice Work                                                 David Lodge
  95. Deal Breaker                                         Harlan Coben
  96. Malice in Maggody                                   Joan Hess
  97. The Bottle Factory Outing                       Beryl Bainbidge
  98. Zuleika Dobson                                    Max Beerbohm
  99. A Good Man in Africa                          William Boyd
  100. Death and the Penguin                            Andrey Kurkov
  101. The Restraint of Beasts                             Magnus Mills
  102. The Sacred Book of the Werewolf            Victor Pelevin

1 comment:

Emily Cross said...

Iasa, that list is definitely a genre i wouldn't usually read but i'm really intriqued, can't wait to see what you think of them. who knows i might discover a whole genre i would usually overlook!!

Excellent list :)