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
4 thoughts on “December Reading Round-Up”
There are lots of books on your lists I have on my TBR pile – Snowblind, We Shall Inherit the Wind, The Burning Room (I haven’t read Connelly for years!), Little Black Lies, The Dying Place… Well, I started Someone Else’s Skin yesterday so at least I am making a start with Sarah Hilary!
You are in for a treat.
Great list I need to read the Michael Connelly!
I love Connelly books, the Bosch series in particular