2019 Book Notes

Maigret Defends Himself, 1964 (Inspector Maigret #63) by Georges Simenon (tr. Howard Curtis) (A+)

Cat Among the Pigeons, 1959 (Hercule Poirot #28) by Agatha Christie (B)

Maigret Enjoys Himself, 1957 (Inspector Maigret #50) by Georges Simenon (tr. David Watson) (A+)

A Maigret Christmas and other stories by Georges Simenon (tr. David Coward) (A)

Maigret’s Patience, 1965 (Inspector Maigret #64) by Georges Simenon (tr. David Watson) (A+)

Poirot’s Early Cases, 1974 (Hercule Poirot s.s. collection) by Agatha Christie (B)

Murder in the Mews, 1937 (Hercule Poirot s.s. collection) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, 1960 (A Hercule Poirot Story) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Second Gong, 1932 (A Hercule Poirot Story) by Agatha Christie (B)

Poirot and the Regatta Mystery, 1936 (A Hercule Poirot Story) by Agatha Christie (C)

Yellow Iris, 1937 (A Hercule Poirot Story) by Agatha Christie (B)

Poirot Investigates, 1924 (Hercule Poirot s.s. collection) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées, 1960 (Hercule Poirot s.s.) by Agatha Christie (B)

Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories, 1991 (Agatha Christie s.s. Collection) (D)

Poirot Investigates, 1924 (Hercule Poirot s.s. collection) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées, 1960 (Hercule Poirot s.s.) by Agatha Christie (B)

Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making – Includes Two Unpublished Poirot Stories (2009) by John Curran
Since it is not a work of fiction, I will not rate it but I strongly recommend it.

The Labours of Hercules, 1947 (Hercule Poirot s.s.) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Capture of Cerberus & The Incident of the Dog’s Ball (Hercule Poirot s.s.) by Agatha Christie (audiobook) (B)

Artists in Crime, 1938 (Inspector Alleyn #6) by Ngaio Marsh (A+)

The Crime at the ‘Noah’s Ark’, 1931 by Molly Thynne (B)

El clavo (1853) de Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

La berlina de Prim (2012) de Ian Gibson (A)

La muerte y la brújula (1942) de Jorge Luis Borges (A+)

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction (2003) Edited by Martin Priestman

The Wrong Shape, 1911 (s.s.) by Gilbert K. Chesterton (A)

Maigret Hesitates, 1968 (Inspector Maigret #67) by Georges Simenon (tr. Howard Curtis) (A+)

Big Sister, 2016 (Varg Veum # 19) by Gunnar Staalesen (tr. Don Bartlett) (A+)

Maigret’s Pickpocket, 1967 (Inspector Maigret #66) by Georges Simenon (tr. Siân Reynolds) (B)

Game of Mirrors (Inspector Montalbano #18 ) by Andrea Camilleri (tr. Stephen Sartarelli) (A)

El complot mongol, 1969 de Rafael Bernal (A+)

Maigret in Vichy, 1968 (Inspector Maigret #68) by Georges Simenon (tr. Ros Schwartz) (B)

The Clocks, 1963 (Hercule Poirot #29) by Agatha Christie (B)

Tenant for Death, 1937 (Inspector Mallet #1) by Cyril Hare (A)

Smallbone Deceased, 1950 by Michael Gilbert (A)

Trial and Error, 1937 by Anthony Berkeley (A)

The Moving Toyshop, 1946 (Gervase Fen Mystery #3) by Edmund Crispin (A)

The Overnight Kidnapper, 2014 (An Inspector Montalbano Mystery Book 23) by Andrea Camilleri (trans: Stephen Sartarelli) (A)

Dark Sacred Night, 2018 (Ballard Series #2 and Harry Bosh Series #21) by Michael Connelly (A+)

A Pinch of Snuff, 1978 (Dalziel & Pascoe #5) by Reginald Hill (B)

Verdict of Twelve, 1940 by Raymond Postgate (A)

Third Girl, 1966 (Hercule Poirot #30) by Agatha Christie (C)

Cold Hearts, 2013 (Varg Veum #16) by Gunnar Staalesen (tr. Don Bartlett) (A+)

The Perfect Murder Case, 1929 (Ludovic Travers #2) by Christopher Bush (A)

”El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan”, 1941 de Jorge Luis Borges (A+)

“Hombre de la esquina rosada” un cuento de 1935 de Jorge Luis Borges (A+)

“Historia de Rosendo Juárez” un cuento de 1970 de Jorge Luis Borges (A+)

“Abenjacán el Bojarí, muerto en su laberinto” un cuento de 1951 de Jorge Luis Borges (A+)

The Murders In The Rue Morgue And Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (A+)

”The Oblong Box” (1844), a short story by Edgar Allan Poe (A+)

Tragedy at Law, 1942 (Francis Pettigrew #1 & Inspector Mallet #4) by Cyril Hare (A)