2017 Favourite Books


As has become customary at this time of the year, below you may find the list of my favourite readings during 2017 in no particular order:

The Dry (2016), by Jane Harper (A+)

Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, 2017 (Sean Duffy #6) by Adrian McKinty (A+)

Rather be the Devil (2016) by Ian Rankin (A+)

A Judgement in Stone (1977) by Ruth Rendell (A+)

The Moth Catcher, 2015 (Vera Stanhope # 7), by Ann Cleeves (A+)

Tiempos de hielo (2015), de Fred Vargas (Tra.: Anne-Hélène Suárez Girard) English title: A Climate of Fear (A+)

A Voice in the Night, 2016 (Montalbano #20) by Andrea Camilleri (Trans. Stephen Sartarelli) (A+)

The Golden Age of Murder (2015) by Martin Edwards (A+)

Death on the Nile, 1937 (Hercule Poirot #15) by Agatha Christie (A+)

And, as I couldn’t left out either, my favourite Maigret mysteries: 

A Crime in Holland, 1931 (Inspector Maigret #7) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Siân Reynolds (A+)

The Saint-Fiacre Affair, 1932 (Inspector Maigret # 13) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Shaun Whiteside (A+)

The Flemish House, 1932 (Inspector Maigret #14) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Shaun Whiteside (A+)

Cécile is Dead, 1942 (Inspector Maigret #20) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Anthea Bell (A+)

12 thoughts on “2017 Favourite Books

  1. A great selection, Jose Ignacio! I read The Dry in response to your review, and very much enjoyed — so thank you for that one in particular!

    Happy New Year! I look forward to reading all you have to say in 2018.

  2. With the exception of Death on the Nile these are all new to me so I will have to investigate these further!

    Wishing you a happy New Year and looking forward to reading more of your reviews in 2018!

  3. To another year of great reading and fine reviews, Jose! And thank you also for sending news about what’s going on in your part of the world. My fellow bloggers have a way of making this vast world seem smaller and kinder! Have a peaceful and happy New Year!

    1. My fellow bloggers have a way of making this vast world seem smaller and kinder!

      This. Thanks for encapsulating my loose thoughts on the matter, Brad.

  4. Jose Ignacio: Happy New Year to you and your family! I enjoyed seeing your list of favourite reads. I am going to have to look for The Dry.

  5. A good list for you Jose Ignacio, reminding me I need to catch up on my Ann Cleeves and Andrea Camilleri…so much reading to do

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018

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