(Following my book reading order in each group)
5 Contemporary Crime Fiction books:
Long Way Home (Vintage Digital, 2014) by Eva Dolan (A+)
Gun Street Girl (Serpent’s Tail, 2015) by Adrian McKinty (A+)
Arab Jazz (MacLehose Press, 2015) Translated from the French by Sam Gordon, 2015. Originally published in 2012 by Karim Miské (A+)
Snowblind (Orenda Books, 2015) Translated by Quentin Bates, 2015. First published in Icelandic as Snjóblinda, 2010 by Ragnar Jonasson (A+)
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+)
5 Classic Crime Fiction Books:
Double Indemnity (Orion, 2005) First published serially in 1936 by James M. Cain (A+)
The Nine Tailors (Hodder & Stoughton, 2003) First published in 1934 by Dorothy L. Sayers (A+)
The Black Dahlia (Cornerstone Digital, 2011) First published in 1987 by James Ellroy (A+)
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1922. Included within The Complete Sherlock Holmes and The Complete Tales of Terror and Mystery. Signature Edition, 2011 (A+)
The Case of the Constant Suicides (Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989) First published in 1941 by John Dickson Carr (A+)
5 Books Worth Mentioning:
The Consorts of Death (Arcadia Books, 2009) Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. Originally published as Dødens drabanter in 2006 by Gunnar Staalesen (A+)
A Cure for All Diseases (Harper, 2009) First published in 2008 by Reginald Hill (A+)
Paisaje de otoño (Tusquets, 2013) Primera edición en Tusquets 1998 por Leonardo Padura (A+) English title: Havana Black.
In Bitter Chill (Faber & Faber Crime, 2015) by Sarah Ward (A)
Someone Else’s Skin (Headline, 2014) by Sarah Hilary (A)
6 thoughts on “Favourite Books 2015”
Delighted to see Double Indemnity on your list, Jose – the film is one of my favourites, and you can’t go wrong with James M. Cain’s writing. I hope to read Mildred Pierce at some point this year.
Thanks for your comment Jacqui, I’m currently reading Mildred Pierce, my post should be ready by the end of this week.
Jose Ignacio: I am going to print off a copy for future buying reference. I regret I have not read any of your choices beyond the Sherlock Holmes.
Thanks Bill. As Margot used to say we don’t have time to read all the books, and I appreciate your comment.
Nice list Jose Ignacio – some I know and some I don’t.