Rekha at The Book Decoder is hosting the British Crime Classics Challenge again this year. The rules are simple — read British mysteries written before 1965, but this year, we have themes.

  • Read a book by your favourite author: The Hollow by Agatha Christie
  • Read a book by an author new to you.
  • A Favorite Detective:
  • A Favorite Amateur Sleuth: A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie
  • A Re-read: 
  • Death by Strangulation | Death by Poison | Death by Drowning | Death by Stabbing:
  • The curious case of the missing documents: 
  • A Mystery set in a Foreign Land: 
  • A Mysterious Journey: 
  • Spooky Doobie Doo: 
  • Locked Room Mystery | Trapped on an island: 
  • Cliched tropes:

Pick a theme and read as many books as you want. Or, choose one book for each theme. Or, pick as many themes as you wish and read a book for each. The choice is yours. You can always go back to reading the mystery classics without following any theme. I’m going to try to read a book for each theme. The hasthtag is #BritishCrimeClassicsChallenge.

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