Classic Crime Book Giveaway

These books went fast. The contest has ended.

Continuing with my monthly giveaway for readers and fans, I’ve got some new old books to share from my overstuffed library shelves. Instead of giving these away to Goodwill, I’d like to share them with one lucky winner from my mailing list.

This month’s selections are two great books for crime fiction lovers who want to know more about the history of the genre, as well as pick up some recommendations about novels or authors they may have missed. Both books focus on crime fiction from the first half of the 20th century and provide a needed corrective to the idea that all golden-age crime writing was quaint and tweedy. Both are written by Martin Edwards. The Story of Crime in 100 Books focuses on the development of the genre through specific books while The Golden Age of Murder goes deeper into the authors’ lives and their social and political milieu. Both books are in top notch condition.