Day: December 31, 2015

December Reading Round-Up

In December I read and reviewed at A Crime is Afoot:

  • The Burning Room (Orion, 2014) by Michael Connelly (A)
  • Snowblind (Orenda Books, 2015) translated by Quentin Bates, 2015. First published in Icelandic as Snjóblinda, 2010 by Ragnar Jonasson (A+)
  • The False Burton Combs (Les Editions de Londres, 2013) First published in the Black Mask Magazine in December 1922 by Carroll John Daly (Not rated)
  • We Shall Inherit the Wind (Orenda Books, 2015) translated by Don Bartlett. Originally published as Vi skal arve vinden in 2010 by Gunnar Staalesen (A+)
  • Ten Star Clues (Dean Street Press, 2015) First published in 1941 by E. R. Punshon (B)
  • The Case of the Constant Suicides (Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989) First published in 1941 by John Dickson Carr (A+)

Currently reading Mildred Pierce by James M Cain, another 1941 book, but my review will not be ready to be included on time in Rich Westlake’s 1941 roundup at Past Offences.

For the year, if I counted correctly, I read and reviewed a total of 59 books.

Some of books on top of my TBR pile:

  • No Other Darkness, by Sarah Hilary
  • The Caveman, by Jørn Lier Horst
  • Little Black Lies, by Sharon Bolton
  • The Defence, by Steve Cavanagh
  • After the Crash, by Michel Bussi
  • The Missing and the Dead, by Stuart MacBride
  • A Death in Summer (Picador, 2012) First published 2011 by Benjamin Black
  • The Dying Place (Avon, 2014) by Luca Veste
  • The Diggers Rest Hotel (Penguin Aus, 2010) by Geoffrey McGeachin
  • Shadow of the Rock (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012) by Thomas Mogford
  • The City of Strangers (Avon, 2013) by Michael Russell
  • The Front Seat Passenger by Pascal Garnier
  • L.A. Quartet (The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential and White Jazz) by James Ellroy
  • The Abrupt Physics of Dying by Paul E. Hardisty