Book Reviews 2016

Strangers on a Train (1950) by Patricia Highsmith (B)

Frequent Hearses (1950) by Edmund Crispin (C)

The Studio Crime (1929) by Ianthe Jerrold (B)

Prague Fatale (2011) by Philip Kerr (A+)

A Murder is Announced (1950) by Agatha Christie (A)

Lock Nº 1 (1933) Inspector Maigret #18 by Georges Simenon (trans. David Coward) (A)

The Drowning Pool (1950) by Ross Macdonald (B)

Murder Must Advertise (1933) by Dorothy L. Sayers (A+)

The Cellars of the Majestic (1942) Inspector Maigret #21 by Georges Simenon (trans. Howard Curtis) (A+)

The Foreign Correspondent (2006) by Alan Furst (A)

Maigret’s Holiday (1948) Inspector Maigret #28 by Georges Simenon (trans. Ros Schwartz) (A+)

Lord Edgware Dies (1933) by Agatha Christie (A)

The Crossing (2015) by Michael Connelly (A+)

Maigret in New York, 1947 (Inspector Maigret #27) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Linda Coverdale) (C)

Maigret Gets Angry, 1947 (Inspector Maigret #26) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Ros Schwartz) (B)

Maigret and his Dead Man, 1948 (Inspector Maigret #29 ) by Georges Simenon (Trans. David Coward) (A)

Book & Film Notes: Dubliners (1914) by James Joyce & The Dead (1987) directed by John Houston (A class of its own)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles, 1920 (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (1945) by John Dickson Carr, as Carter Dickson (B)

Maigret’s First Case, 1949 (Inspector Maigret #30) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Ros Schwartz (A)

A Devil Under the Skin (2015) by Anya Lipska (A+)

The Caveman (2015) by Jørn Lier Horst (trans: Anne Bruce) (A+)

The Murder on the Links, 1923 (Hercule Poirot #2) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Light of Day (1962) by Eric Ambler (A+)

A Rage in Harlem (1957) by Chester Himes (A+)

Even Dogs in the Wild (2015) by Ian Rankin (A+)

Ruling Passion (1973) by Reginald Hill (A)

Off with His Head (1957) by Ngaio Marsh (Roderick Alleyn #19) (A)

My Friend Maigret, 1949 (Inspector Maigret #31) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Shaun Whiteside (A+)

Red Harvest (1929) by Dashiell Hammett (A+)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, 1926 (Hercule Poirot #3) by Agatha Christie (A+)
Bird in a Cage (1961) by Frédéric Dard (Trans: David Bellos) (A)
Alone in Berlin (1947 ) by Hans Fallada, tr by Michael Hofmann (A+)
Maigret at the Coroner’s (Inspector Maigret #32) by Georges Simenon, trans: Linda Coverdale (A)
Rain Dogs (2015) by Adrian McKinty  (A+)
A Foreign Country (2012) by Charles Cumming  (C)
Signed, Picpus, 1944 (Inspector Maigret #23) by Georges Simenon. Trans: David Coward  (A+)
The Big Four, 1927 (Hercule Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie  (D)
The Mystery of the Blue Train, 1928 (Hercule Poirot #5) by Agatha Christie  (C)
Peril at End House, 1932 (Hercule Poirot #6) by Agatha Christie  (A
)Lord Edgware Dies, 1933 (Hercule Poirot #7) by Agatha Christie  (A)
Towards Cero (1944) by Agatha Christie  (A)
The Arsenic Labyrinth (2007) by Martin Edwards  (A+)
Murder on the Orient Express, 1934 (Hercule Poirot #8) by Agatha Christie (A+)
Nightblind  (2016) by Ragnar Jónasson, tr. Quentin Bates (A+)
Where Roses Never Die, 2012 by Gunnar Staalesen (tra. Don Bartlett) (A+)
Vertigo (1954) by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac (Trans. by Geoffrey Sainsbury) (A)
Maigret and the Old Lady, 1950 (Inspector Maigret #33) by Georges Simenon. Trans: Ros Schwartz (A)
The Cornish Coast Murder (1935) by John Bude (B)
Three Act Tragedy, 1935 (Hercule Poirot #9) by Agatha Christie (B)
The Wicked Go To Hell by Frédéric Dard, 1956 (trans. David Coward) (A)
The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) by Ellery Queen (B)
She Who Was No More (1952) by Boileau- Narcejac (Trans: Geoffrey Sainsbury) (A)
Pietr the Latvian, 1930 (Inspector Maigret #1) by Georges Simenon (Trans: David Bellos) (A)
The Coldstone (1930) by Patricia Wentworth (D)
The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashiell Hammett (A+)
Dead Man’s Quarry (1930) by Ianthe Jerrold (B)
The Front Seat Passenger (1997) by Pascal Garnier (Trans: by Jane Aitken) (A)
The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) by Agatha Christie (B)
Blade of Light ( 2012) by Andrea Camilleri (Trans. by Stephen Sartarelli) (B)
A Hero in France (2016) by Alan Furst (B)
Death in the Clouds, 1935 (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie (B)
The ABC Murders, 1936 (Hercule Poirot #11) by Agatha Christie (A+)
The Secret Agent (1907) by Joseph Conrad (B)
The Other Side of Silence (2016) by Philip Kerr (A)
The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1907) by Gaston Leroux  (C)
Murder in Mesopotamia, 1936 (Hercule Poirot #12) by Agatha Christie (C)
Last Bus to Woodstock (1975) by Colin Dexter  (C)
Maigret at Picratt’s, 1951(Inspector Maigret #36) by Georges Simenon. Trans: William Hobson  (A+)
The Black Tower, 1975 (Adam Dalgliesh #5) by P.D. James