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Village or Small Town Mysteries

Recommended Reading - Authors

The following list is of recommended authors renowned for setting their crime - detective fiction in village locations
Agatha Christie is, of course, the name that springs most readily to mind but there are many others
The small town or village setting has become the quintessential British mystery setting and has changed little since the Golden Age
Many are predictable and formulaic but the following authors do stand out
We always welcome suggestions for additions to the list - authors name linked takes you to their dedicated page

Catherine Aird Leo Bruce WJ Burley John Dickson Carr Agatha Christie
Dominic Devine Elizabeth Ferrars Anthea Fraser Caroline Graham Elizabeth Lemarchand
Emma Page Sheila Radley Dorothy Simpson June Thomson Patricia Wentworth
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