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Questions tagged [mystery-novels]

Questions about a type of novels that typically involves a mysterious death or a crime to be solved, a closed circle of suspects (each with a credible motive) and a detective who solves the crime. Use this tag for general questions about the genre, NOT for any question involving a mystery novel.

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Kids book from the 90's: Illustrated “solve the mystery” book I can't remember the name of

I remember part of it had the inside of an airplane and you had to look around at all of the people on the airplane for clues. I think another part had a big mansion you were looking for clues in as ...
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Nero Wolfe novel in which Wolfe describes a perfect, unprepared crime

I read (long ago!) a Rex Stout / Nero Wolfe novel in which Nero Wolfe describes what he thinks would be the perfect crime (i.e., a crime performed without any preparation just taking advantage of ...
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Why did homophobia become a feature of detective fiction in the mid-20th century?

About 10 years ago I read the Maltese Falcon. It was a good read, but I remember being shocked by the blatant homophobia. Raymond Chandler's the Big Sleep was more subtle about it, but definitely ...