Tag Archives: Helen McCloy

Murder Most Gothic

This month we invite you to share with us Murder Most Gothic. From its deliciously spine-tingling eighteenth-century origins to contemporary forays into the genre from the likes of Carlos Ruiz Zafón, it seems that we can’t get enough of the delights of Gothic fiction. Here, Deborah Valentine shares some of her favourites.


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New to The Murder Room this Month – Erle Stanley Gardner and Helen McCloy

Introducing private investigators Bertha Cool and Donald Lam: mismatched, eccentric and entirely dedicated to the pursuit of justice by whatever means, this unique pair is brought to you courtesy of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason. Also this month we bring back into print the work of the great Helen McCloy, considered in her time to be more than a match for Queens of Crime Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham.


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