25 November 2008

What's on Your Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand is a monthly challenge for the 4th Tuesday of the month. It is a meme run by Jennifer over at 5 Minutes for Books.
I haven't done so well since last month in dealing with my nightstand.
I think the problem was that I was just too greedy.
The ones in green are the ones I haven't yet read.
I have reviewed all the others.

What I intended to read:

THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY, Siobhan Dowd
A MAN LAY DEAD, Ngaio Marsh
DEAD I WELL MAY BE, Adrian McKinty
THE UNQUIET NIGHT, Patricia Carlon
WHAT THE DEAD KNOW, Laura Lippman
PLAY DEAD, Richard Montanari
THE DYING BREED , Declan Hughes
OVERKILL, Vanda Symon
A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE, R. J. Ellory
DEAD HEAT, Dick & Felix Francis

THE CRUEL STARS OF NIGHT, Kjell Eriksson
THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT, Agatha Christie
A HOLLY, JOLLY MURDER, Joan Hess
THE 19TH WIFE, by David Ebershoff - half way through this one.
THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS (comic strip version), Agatha Christie per Francois Riviere
THE LORDS' DAY, Michael Dobbs - as an audio book

As always some other books crept into range and also got read.

What is on my nightstand now:
Some of the unread books had to be returned to the library unfortunately but there is no lack of replacements. As always they are all crime fiction or murder mysteries.
And I've just realised what a long list it is!

THE FENG SHUI DETECTIVE, Nury Vittachi - for oz_mystery discussion in January.
THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD, Agatha Christie.
THE ROAR OF BUTTERFLIES, Reginald Hill.
DEAD HEAT, Dick & Felix Francis.
THE DYING BREED, Declan Hughes.
A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE, R.J. Ellory.
PLAY DEAD, Richard Montanari.
THE CRUEL STARS OF NIGHT, Kjell Eriksson.
THE 19TH WIFE, David Ebershoff.
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL, Peter Robinson.
ALL THE COLOURS OF DARKNESS, Peter Robinson.
MURDER ON MONDAY, Ann Purser.
THE SUITCASE KILLINGS, Miles Tripp.
AS DARKNESS FALLS, Bronwyn Parry.
THE PYRAMID, Henning Mankell.
BRIGHT AIR, Barry Maitland.

To come from the library:
MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, Kerry Greenwood
THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS, Agatha Christie
SKINNY DIP, Carl Hiassen

Visit 5 Minutes for Books to see what others have on their nightstand this month.

4 comments:

naida said...

sounds like some great reads!
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

I'm a little over 100 pages into What the Dead Know, and really enjoying it. I've read The Feng Shui Detective and thought it was quite funny. Read Murder on Monday, too, so I'll be keeping an eye out for your reviews!

Kerrie said...

We obviously share reading DNA Cathy.

Naida THE STRANGERS that you reviewed looks very scary

Vanda Symon said...

I hope you have that stack reinforced in some way because if that baby collapsed on you in the middle of the night there could be serious crush injuries!

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