Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The body in the library

Sorry for the late notice, but I'd like to commend Monash University Library for its display of detective fiction from the Rare Books Collection. If you can't make it out to Clayton in the next few days (and let's face it, getting to Clayton is a major commitment for most of us - don't even get me started on the train service to one of Melbourne's least appealing stations (Huntingdale) and the bus connection therefrom) I highly recommend you have a look at the virtual exhibition.

The exhibition includes early "Green Penguin" crime paperbacks and a case of Enid Blyton Famous Five and Secret Seven mysteries, among other treasures. A 1950s detective game including a secret code book, fake moustaches, fingerprint powder and handcuffs is just delightful. Take the trip to Clayton before it's too late!


  1. Did you notice the "Jigsaw puzzle murder" comes with "a 204 piece jig-saw revealing the solution to the crime". Fantastic! Thanks for the tip.

  2. The jigsaw puzzle is wonderful, and is featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue. Unfortunately the exhibition closes today but Monash has kindly made the catalogue available online.