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