Over the Years...

19th CENTURY


1819:
Mille de Scuderi by E.T.A Hoffmann (Mystery/ Social)

1870: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens (Mystery)

1886:

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume (Mystery/ Romance)

1887:

She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard (Adventure/ Romance)

1892:

The Weavers by Gerhard Hauptmann (Social/ Historical)

1893:

Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler (Psychological/ Play)


1899:

Resurrection by Lev Tolstoy (Psychological/ Classic)


20th CENTURY

1902:

The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison (Mystery)

1911: 

The Cradle Song by G. Martinez Sierra (Play)

1913: The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes (Mystery)

1918:

Stealthy Terror by John Ferguson (Mystery/ Espionage)

1920:

The Hand in the Dark by Arthur J. Rees (Murder/ Humour)

1922:

The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne (Mystery/ Locked Room)

1926:

The Two Sisters by H.E. Bates (Social/ Family)

1927:

 America by Franz Kafka
Oil! by Upton Sinclair (Social)

1928:

Ashenden or The British Agent by Somerset Maugham (Espionage/ Character Study)

1930:
 Murder at the Pageant by Victor L. Whitechurch (Mystery/ Murder)

1932:


The Body on the Beam by Anthony Gilbert (Mystery)
The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth (Historical/ Classic)

1933:

 The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts (Police Procedural/ Murder)
The Motor Rally Mystery by John Rhode (Mystery/ Murder)

1934:

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (Mystery/ Murder)

1936: 


In Matto's Realm by Friedrich Glauser (Mystery)
Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer (Mystery/ Murder)

1937: 

The Burning Court by John Dickson Carr (Mystery/ Classic)
Hamlet, Revenge! by Michael Innes (Mystery/ Espionage)
Inside India by Halide Edib (Non-Fiction/ Travelogue)

1938: 
The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake (Mystery)
The Devil to Pay by Ellery Queen (Mystery/ Murder)
Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout (Mystery)

1939:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Mystery/ Classic)
Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig (Social/ Classic)
The Black Spectacles by J.D. Carr (Mystery/ Murder)
Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout (Mystery)

1940:

Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt (Mystery/YA)
Death by Night by John Cresey (Mystery/ Espionage)
Fear by L.Ron Hubbard (Mystery/ Horror)
Holocaust House by Norbert Davis (Mystery/ Humour)
Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler (Mystery/ War)


1941:

Up at the Villa by Somerset Maugham (Mystery/ Romance)

1942: 

Murder at the Black Crook by Cecile Hulse Matschat (Murder/ War)
Night Exercise by John Rhode (Murder/ War)
Rope's End, Rogue's End by E.C.R Lorac (Mystery/ Country-House)


1943:

The Shudders by Anthony Abbot (Mystery/ Murder)

1944:

Green for Danger by Christianna Brand (Murder/ War)
 Vegetable Duck by John Rhode (Mystery/ Murder)

1945:

 I'll Say She Does! by Peter Cheyney (Mystery/ Espionage)
Officially Dead by Quentin Reynolds (Escape/ Non-Fiction)

1946:

Call the Next Witness by Philip Mason (Mystery/ Legal)
He Who Whispers by John Dickson Carr (Mystery)
Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey (Mystery/ Academic)
Murder among Friends by Elizabeth Ferrars (Mystery/ War)
The Oval Table by J. Jefferson Farjeon (Mystery/ Murder)

1947:

The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxy Holding (Mystery/ War)

1948: The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey (Mystery)

1949:

Death Takes the Living by Miles Burton (Mystery/ Spooky)


1951:

Neither Five Nor Three by Helen MacInnes (Suspense)

1952: The Eight of Swords by John Dickson Carr (Mystery)

1953:

The Secret of the Moon Castle by Enid Blyton (Mystery/ Children)

1954:

Prison and Chocolate Cake by Nayantara Sahgal (Memoir/ History)

1956: Death in Cyprus by M.M. Kaye (Mystery/ Murder)

1957:

 Shares in Murder by Judah Waten (Police Procedural/ Murder)


1958:

Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie (Mystery/ Psychological)

1959:

Fire Past the Future by Charles Eric Maine (Sci-fi/ Thriller)

1961:

Dead Man's Tale by Ellery Queen (Mystery/ History)

1963: 

Maigret Loses His Temper by Georges Simenon (Mystery/ Murder)
Wife or Death by Ellery Queen (Mystery/ Murder)


1965:

Amar Shahid Chandrashekhar Azad by Vishwanath Vaishampayan (Biography)


1967:

Endless Night by Agatha Christie (Mystery/ Murder)


1968:

Fuzz by Ed McBain (Police Procedural)

1969:

Sansmritiyan by Shiv Verma (Memoirs/ Revolutionary Movement)

 
1971:  

Charlie Brown and Charlie Schulz (Biography)
Jab Jyoti Jagi by Sukhdev Raj (Memoirs/ Revolutionary Movement)



1972:

Forty Years of Test Cricket: India-England (1932-1971) by Saradindu Sanyal (Cricket/ History)
 No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (Suspense)

1976:

Authorised Murder by Issac Asimov (Mystery/ Humour)

1977: The Vision by Dean R. Koontz (Suspense/ Supernatural)

1978:

Counterstroke by Andrew Garve (Mystery/ Thriller)
The Human Factor by Graham Greene (Espionage/ Family)


1982: The Case of Lucy Bending by Lawrence Sanders (Mystery)

1983:

Bodyline: The Novel by Philip Derriman (History/ Cricket)

1984:


Bodyline: The Cricket War between England and Australia by Philip Derriman (Non-fiction/ Cricket)
An Old-Fashioned Mystery by Runa Fairleigh (Post-Modern/ Craft of Mystery)


1986:

 Ve Inqalabi Din by Virendra (Memoirs/ Revolutionary Movement)

1987:

The Fourth Door by Paul Halter (Mystery/ Locked-Room)


1988:

Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss (Non-Fiction)


1989:

Inqilab by Raj Shekhar Vyas (Critique)

1994:

Bhagat Singh: The Jail Notebook (History/ Non-Fiction)

1996:
  The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen (ed) by Michael Kerrigan (Compilation)


1997:

Bhagat Singh aur Unke Saathiyon ke Dastavez (ed.) Jagmohan Singh & Chaman Nahal (History/ Classic)
Black and Blue by Ian Rankin (Mystery/ Police Procedural)

21st CENTURY

2002:

Kartography by Kamila Shamsie

2003:

 Visits from the Afterlife by Sylvia Browne (Non-fiction)


2004:





2005

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino 
From Sawdust to Stardust by Terry Lee Rioux (Biography/ Cinema-TV)

2007: 

Bhagat Singh: Select Speeches and Writings (History/ Non-Fiction)
The Paris Enigma by Pablo De Santis (Mystery/ who-dunn-it)
Part of the Solution by Ulrich Peltzer (Thriller/ Social)
Revolutionaries in Dialogue: Bhagat Singh & Lala Ram Saran Das (ed) by Malvinder Singh (History)

2008:

Ajey Krantikari Rajguru by Anil Verma (Biography/ Revolutionary Movement)
Biography of Bhagat Singh by M.M. Juneja (Biography/ Revolutionary Movement)
The Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino (Mystery/ Translation)


2009:

Bhagat Singh by Ravi Ranjan and M.K. Singh (Biography/ Critique)
Drood by Dan Simmons (Mystery/ Psychological)
 The Case of the Imaginary Detective by Karen Joy Fowler (Mystery)
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (Mystery / Off-Shoot)

2010:

The Case of the Man who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hill (Mystery/ Humour)
Room by Emma Donoghue

2011:

Derby Day: A Victorian Mystery by D.J. Taylor (Mystery/ Social)
The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas (Mystery)
Miss Timmins' School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy (Mystery)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Re-telling)


2012

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Mystery/ Psychological)
Maharani by Ruskin Bond (Social/ History)
Terrorism, Insurgency, and Indian-English Literature by Alex Tickell (Critical)

2013

The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett (Mystery/ History)
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (Mystery/ Social)


2014:

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith (Mystery/ Psychological)
The Setting Sun by Bart Moore-Gilbert (Mystery/ Non-Fiction)