Day: July 23, 2018

20 Books of Summer 2018! An Update

Though I’m a bit behind my goal, still believe I can achieve it.

Have read so far:

  1. Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosh Series #20) by Michael Connelly
  2. The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong , my review will follow soon
  3. Rupture, 2016 (Dark Iceland Series #4) by Ragnar Jónasson (Translated by Quentin Bates)
  4. The Pyramid of Mud, 2018 (Montalbano #22) by Andrea Camilleri (Trans: Stephen Sartarelli)
  5. The Hollow, 1946 (Hercule Poirot #22) by Agatha Christie
  6. Maigret and the Old People, 1960 (Inspector Maigret #56) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Shaun Whiteside
  7. Maigret is Afraid, 1953 (Inspector Maigret #42) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Ros Schwartz)

I’m  almost halfway through:

  1.  The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr (in stead of Field Grey)

And I’m looking forward to reading next:

  1. The Intrusions (Carrigan & Miller Book 3), 2017 by Stav Sherez
  2. A Fine Line by Gianrico Carofiglio

Still to go (in no particular order)

  1. The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham
  2. Spook Street by Mick Herron
  3. Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
  4. Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito
  5. Downfall by Margot Kinberg
  6. The Trespasser by Tana French
  7. A Deadly Show by Sarah Ward
  8. Herejes by Leonardo Padura
  9. Paradime by Alan Glynn
  10. Fever by Deon Meyer
  11. Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem Van de Wetering

I’ll have to brush up my maths, that’s 21 books

Book Reviews 2018

Appointment with Death, 1938 (Hercule Poirot #16) by Agatha Christie (A+)

Sad Cypress, 1940 (Hercule Poirot #18) by Agatha Christie (Revisited) (B)

Maigret and the Tall Woman, 1951 (Inspector Maigret #38) by Georges Simenon (Trans: David Watson) (A)

The Late Show (2017), by Michael Connelly (A)

A Nest of Vipers (Inspector Montalbano mysteries Book 21), by Andrea Camilleri. Trans.: Stephen Sartarelli (A)

The Case Of The April Fools (1933) by Christopher Bush (#9 in Ludovic Travers) (A)

Have Mercy on Us All, 2001 (Adamsberg #3) by Ferd Vargas (Tran: David Bellos) (A)

Maigret’s Doubts, 1958 (Inspector Maigret #52) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Shaun Whiteside) (A+)

Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery: Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-1961, by Curtis Evans (Highly recommended)

Mystery in the Channel, 1931 (Inspector French #7) by Freeman Wills Crofts (A)

Maigret’s Mistake, 1953 (Inspector Maigret #43) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) (A+)

This is How It Ends (2018) by Eva Dolan (A+)

Death Makes a Prophet, 1947 (Superintendent William Meredith #11), by John Bude (B)

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, 1940 (Hercule Poirot # 19) by Agatha Christie (A+)

Even the Dead, 2015 (Quirke #7) by Benjamin Black (A+)

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017), by Martin Edwards Not rated since it is not a work of fiction but I strongly recommend it.

Maigret Travels, 1957 (Inspector Maigret #51) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) (B)

The Lady From Zagreb, 2015 (Bernie Gunther #10) by Philip Kerr (A+)

Dust Devils (2011) by Roger Smith (A+)

The Castleford Conundrum, 1932 (Sir Clinton Driffield Mystery book #8) by J.J. Connington (A)

Five Little Pigs, 1942 (Hercule Poirot #21) by Agatha Christie (A+)

A Rising Man, 2016 (Sam Wyndham 1) by Abir Mukherjee (A+)

Evil Under the Sun 1941 (Hercule Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie (A+)

Maigret’s Revolver, 1952 (Inspector Maigret #40) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Siân Reynolds) (B)

Liberty Bar, 1932 (Inspector Maigret #17 ) by Georges Simenon (Trans: David Watson)  (Revisited) (A+)

Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosh Series #20) by Michael Connelly (A+)

The Hollow, 1946 (Hercule Poirot #22) by Agatha Christie (A+)

Maigret is Afraid, 1953 (Inspector Maigret #42) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Ros Schwartz) (A)

The Pyramid of Mud, 2018 (Montalbano #22) by Andrea Camilleri (Trans: Stephen Sartarelli) (A)

Rupture, 2016 (Dark Iceland Series #4) by Ragnar Jónasson (Translated by Quentin Bates) (A+)

Maigret and the Old People, 1960 (Inspector Maigret #56) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Shaun Whiteside (A+)

The Rules of Backyard Cricket, 2016 by Jock Serong (A+) my review will follow soon

The Pale Criminal, 1990 by Philip Kerr almost halfway through

The Intrusions (Carrigan & Miller Book 3), 2017 by Stav Sherez, next