Green Popular Penguins: Crime Classics coming soon

Penguin Books are extremely excited to be publishing their Green Popular Penguins on the 24th July.

From Penguin Books' Press Release:

‘One of the questions most asked when we originally published the Popular Penguins was – would we be bringing back the Penguin green crime titles? We’re thrilled to say that this August we’ll be dressing a host of great crime writers in Penguin’s famous green livery.’ Peter Blake, Sales Director, Penguin Australia.

Green Popular Penguins are a new generation of iconic, instantly recognisable Popular Penguin books.  With a nod to the design for Penguin’s original ‘Mystery and Crime’ series, these new titles have been dressed to kill with a sharp price of $9.95 and a bold green cover twist on the iconic Penguin triband.

Of course, I'm thrilled that I've been invited to feature some of these "iconic new releases" on my blog and, with fifty collectable crime classics being made available from 38 acclaimed crime writers, the collection will feature classic stories from some well-known authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle as well as the "gritty detective fiction" of Raymond Chandler and the "hard-boiled work" of Dashielle Hammett.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon, a Victorian era writer and sister of an ex-Premier of Tasmania, will also feature in this collection, along with Erica Ambler (British Spy novel specialist) and the contemporary husband and wife crime writing duo, Nicci French.  Some much loved characters will also make a return and these will include Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason (a defence attorney) and Francis Durbridge's "ever gentlemanly" Paul Temple.

Penguin says:  Crime as a genre has always been a specialty of Penguin Books.  In fact, on that fateful day in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey (consequently creating Penguin and the Popular Penguins books), he was returning from a visit with the doyenne of crime fiction herself, Agatha Christie.

These wonderful new releases will reintroduce a whole new generation of readers to the magical world of crime fiction throughout the ages with their "suspenseful, compelling plots and captivating characters" and I guarantee that there will be something for everyone.

Be sure to look out for my posts.

For further information on these crime novels, please visit the Green Popular Penguins section on Penguin's website.


  1. :-)

    I've been following some of the promotion for the crime classics on facebook, which has been a lot of fun. Looking forward to reading your reviews.

    1. Thanks Kathryn - yes, and I'm looking forward to reading the novels and writing the reviews :)


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