My Ten Books of Summer 2017 Wrap-up


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My original intention was to read:

  1. The Serpent Pool, by Martin Edwards
  2. Even the Dead, by Benjamin Black
  3. Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie
  4. The Honourable Schoolboy, by John Le Carré
  5. A Demon in my View, by Ruth Rendell
  6. An April Shroud, by Reginald Hill
  7. The Hollow Man, by John Dickson Carr
  8. Shake Hands Forever, by Ruth Rendell
  9. Dirty Snow, by Georges Simenon
  10. Appointment with Dead, by Agatha Christie
  11. A Man’s Head, by Georges Simenon
  12. Maigret Sets a Trap, by Georges Simenon
  13. Murder in the Mews, by Agatha Christie
  14. Rupture, by Ragnar Jónasson
  15. Cursed, by Thomas Enger
  16. Too Close to the Edge, by Pascal Garnier
  17. The Eskimo Solution, by Pascal Garnier
  18. Six Stories, by Matt Wesolowski
  19. Faithless, by Kjell Ola Dahl
  20. A Deadly Thaw, by Sarah Ward
  21. Thin Ice, by Quentin Bates
  22. Ordeal, by Jorn Lier Horst
  23. The Mine, by Antti Tuomainen

But finally I read:

  1. The Serpent Pool (2010), by Martin Edwards (A)
  2. A Man’s Head, 1931 (Inspector Maigret #9) by Georges Simenon. Trans: David Coward (A)
  3. A Death in Summer (2011) by Benjamin Black (A)
  4. Out of Bounds (2016) by Val McDermid (A)
  5. When It Grows Dark (2017) by Jørn Lier Horst (trans: Anne Bruce) (B)
  6. The Exiled (2016) by Kati Hiekkapelto (Tran. by David Hackston) (A)
  7. Maigret Goes to School, 1954 (Inspector Maigret #44) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Linda Coverdale (A)
  8. The Trespasser (2016) by Tana French (A)
  9. The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin, 1931 (Inspector Maigret #10) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Siân Reynolds (B)
  10. Tiempos de hielo (2015), de Fred Vargas (Tra.: Anne-Hélène Suárez Girard) English title: A Climate of Fear. (A+)
  11. The Two-Penny Bar, 1931 (Inspector Maigret #11) by Georges Simenon. Trans: David Watson. (A)
  12. The Shadow Puppet, 1932 (Inspector Maigret # 12) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Ros Schwartz. (B)
  13. The Saint-Fiacre Affair, 1932 (Inspector Maigret # 13) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Shaun Whiteside. (A+)
  14. The Flemish House, 1932 (Inspector Maigret #14) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Shaun Whiteside (A+)
  15. The Madman of Bergerac, 1932 (Inspector Maigret # 15) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Ros Schwartz) Revisited (A)
  16. The Misty Harbour, 1932 (Inspector Maigret #16) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Linda Coverdale (C)
  17. Maigret Sets a Trap, 1955 (Inspector Maigret #48) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Siân Reynolds) (A)
  18. Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters, 1952 (Inspector Maigret #39) by Georges Simenon (Trans: William Hobson) (A)
  19. A Voice in the Night, 2016 (Montalbano #20) by Andrea Camilleri (Trans. Stephen Sartarelli) (A+)
  20. The Judge’s House, 1942 (Inspector Maigret #22) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) (A)
  21. Inspector Cadaver, 1944 (Inspector Maigret #24) by Georges Simenon (Trans: William Hobson) (A)
  22. Félicie, 1944 (Inspector Maigret #25) by Georges Simenon (Trans: David Coward) (A)

Obviously I’ve failed on my attempt to reduce my TBR pile. But I have set a new challenge: to read, before the end of the year, those I haven’t read yet

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