2018 Book Notes

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, 2017 (Inspector Montalbano mysteries Book 21) by Andrea Camilleri. Trans.: Stephen Sartarelli (A)

The Case Of The April Fools, 1933 (Ludovic Travers #9) by Christopher Bush (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 (Very highly recommended)

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, 2017 (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+)

The Pale Criminal, 1990 by Philip Kerr (B)

No se mata a los pobres tipos, 1947, relato breve de Georges Simenon protagonizado por el comisario Maigret (A)

Maigret and the Headless Corpse, 1955 (Inspector Maigret #47) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) (A)

Maigret’s World: A Reader’s Companion to Simenon’s Famous Detective, 2017 by Murielle Wenger and Stephen Trussel (Highly Recommended)

Maigret and the Man on the Bench, 1953 (Inspector Maigret #41) by Georges Simenon (Trans: David Watson) (A)

Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels, 2013 by Bill Alder (Highly Recommended)

Maigret and the Surly Inspector, 1947 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (A)

The Evidence of the Altar-Boy, 1947 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (A)

The Most Obstinate Customer in the World, 1947 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (tr. Jean Stewart) (A+)

Death of a Nobody, 1947 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (tr. Jean Stewart) Revisited (A)

The Man in the Street, 1940 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (tr. Jean Stewart) Revisited (A)

Sale by Auction, 1941 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (tr. Jean Stewart) (A)

Taken at the Flood, 1948 (Hercule Poirot #23) by Agatha Christie (B)

Maigret’s Pipe, 1947 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (B)

Madame Maigret’s Admirer, 1939 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (B)

The Old Lady of Bayeux, 1939 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (B)

Stan the Killer, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (B)

At the Etoile du Nord, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (B)

The Drowned Men’s Inn, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (A)

Storm on the Channel, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (B)

Mademoiselle Berthe and her Lover, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (A)

The Three Daughters of the Lawyer, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Jean Stewart) (B)

The Group at the Grand Café, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Stephen Trussel) Revisited (A)

The Unlikely M. Owen, 1938 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (translated by Stephen Trussel) Revisited (B)

Maigret’s Christmas,1951 (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Jean Steward) (A)

Mrs McGinty’s Dead, 1952 (Hercule Poirot #24) by Agatha Christie (A+)

Hickory Dickory Dock, 1955 (Hercule Poirot #26) by Agatha Christie Revisited (B)

After the Funeral, 1953 (Hercule Poirot #25) by Agatha Christie (A+)

The Hog’s Back Mystery (Inspector French #10) by Freeman Wills Crofts (A)

Dead Man’s Folly, 1956 (Hercule Poirot #27) by Agatha Christie (B)

The Intrusions, 2017 (Carrigan and Miller #3) by Stav Sherez (A+)

A Legacy of Spies, 2017 (George Smiley #9) by John Le Carré (A+)

Shroud of Darkness, 1954 (Robert MacDonald #39) by ECR Lorac (A)

Talking to the Dead, 2012 (Fiona Griffiths #1) by Harry Bingham (A)

Maigret’s Secret, 1959 (Inspector Maigret #54) by Georges Simenon (Trans: David Watson) (A+)

Maigret’s Anger, 1963 (Inspector Maigret #61) by Georges Simenon (Trans: William Hobson) (A+)

Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses, 1959 (Inspector Maigret #53) by Georges Simenon (Trans: William Hobson) (A)

Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse, 1962 (Inspector Maigret #58) by Georges Simenon (Trans.: Ros Schwartz) (A)

Maigret and the Dead Girl, 1954 (Inspector Maigret #45) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) (A)

Maigret and the Lazy Burglar, 1961 (Inspector Maigret #57) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) (A)

Maigret and the Saturday Caller, 1962 (Inspector Maigret #59) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Siân Reynolds) (A+)

Maigret and the Tramp, 1963 (Inspector Maigret #60) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Howard Curtis) (A)

Maigret and the Ghost, 1964 (Inspector Maigret #62) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Ros Schwartz) (A)

Maigret’s Failure, 1956 (Inspector Maigret #49) by Georges Simenon (Trans: William Hobson) (B)

Maigret and the Minister, 1955 (Inspector Maigret #46) by Georges Simenon (Trans: Ros Schwartz) (A)

A Deadly Thaw, 2016 (Bampton series #2) by Sarah Ward (A)

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