31 December 2014

Reading British crime fiction

With nearly half of the titles I have read or listened to in 2014 coming from British authors, there can be no doubt that British crime fiction is one of my preferred genres.

I joined the British Books Challenge 2014 hosted by Feeling Fictional. The aim was to read at least 12 books by British authors. This was really not much of a challenge for me as I read so much British crime fiction, so the challenge became really just a way of keeping my records.

Here is my list, more or less in the order that I read them. You'll see that there weren't really too many disappointments.
  1. 4.6, BLOOD FROM STONE, Frances Fyfield
  2. 4.4, THIRD GIRL, Agatha Christie
  3. 4.6, THE FUNERAL OWL, Jim Kelly 
  4. 4.8, LIFE AFTER LIFE, Kate Atkinson
  5. 4.6, BLOODLAND, Alan Glynn 
  6. 4.1, THE DIVIDED CHILD, Ekaterine Nikas
  7. 4.5, DEATH SURGE, Pauline Rowson
  8. 4.4, NOWHERE TO GO, Iain Rowan
  9. 4.8, BITTER WATER, Gordon Ferris
  10. 4.5, BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS, Agatha Christie
  11. 4.4, ENDLESS NIGHT, Agatha Christie
  12. 4.4, MURDER IN THE MEWS, Agatha Christie
  13. 4.8, DYING FALL, Elly Griffiths - audio book
  14. 4.6, THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON, Alexander McCall Smith
  15. 4.7, SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE, Ian Rankin 
  16. 4.4, THE GHOST RUNNER, Parker Bilal 
  17. 4.4, THE LABYRINTH MAKERS, Anthony Price 
  18. 4.9, A WHISPERED NAME, William Brodrick 
  19. 4.7, THE DISCOURTESY OF DEATH, William Brodrick
  20. 4.5, HALLOWE'EN PARTY, Agatha Christie
  21. 4.8, THE WHITE CORRIDOR, Christopher Fowler
  22. 4.3, THE STRANGLING ON THE STAGE, Simon Brett 
  23. 4.4, THE SILVERSMITH'S WIFE, Sophia Tobin 
  24. 4.5, THE DOCTOR OF THESSALY, Anne Zouroudi 
  25. 3.6, THE ALAMUT AMBUSH, Anthony Price 
  26. 4.5, GIDEON'S MONTH, J.J. Marric
  27. 4.5, THE AMBER FURY, Natalie Haynes
  28. 2.0, PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT, Agatha Christie 
  29. 4.5, BURIAL OF GHOSTS, Ann Cleeves
  30. 4.5, APPLE TREE YARD, Louise Doughty
  31. 4.5, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE, Peter May 
  32. 4.1, GREY MASK, Patricia Wentworth 
  33. 4.3, GIDEON'S RIDE, J.J. Marric
  34. 4.7, ELIZABETH IS MISSING, Emma Healey 
  35. 4.2, MURDER IN THE MONASTERY, Lesley Cookman 
  36. 4.8, HOLY ORDERS, Benjamin Black 
  37. 4.6, THE CONFESSION, Charles Todd
  38. 4.2, THE CINDERELLA KILLER, Simon Brett 
  39. 4.5, CHRISTINE FALLS, Benjamin Black 
  40. 4.9, HARBOUR STREET, Ann Cleeves
  41. 4.4, NEMESIS, Agatha Christie
  42. 3.8, A BLUNT INSTRUMENT, Georgette Heyer 
  43. 3.9, THE WALLS OF JERICHO, Jack Bunyan
  44. 4.6, THE MURDER BAG, Tony Parsons
  45. 4.5, THE SILKWORM, Robert Galbraith
  46. 4.3, ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER, Agatha Christie
  47. 3.8, POSTERN OF FATE, Agatha Christie
  48. 4.5, THE CRITIC, Peter May
  49. 4.6, CURTAIN: POIROT'S LAST CASE, Agatha Christie
  50. 4.7, SLEEPING MURDER: MISS MARPLE'S LAST CASE, Agatha Christie
  51. 4.6, CURTAIN CALL, Anthony Quinn 
  52. 3.6, MURDER ON THE SECOND TEE, Ian Simpson
  53. 4.6, SHROUD OF EVIL, Pauline Rowson
  54. 4.4, AFTER THE SILENCE, Jake Woodhouse
  55. 4.5, THE TOMB IN TURKEY, Simon Brett
  56. 2.5, MOSCOW BOUND, Adrian Churchward
  57. 4.4, STAR FALL, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 
  58. 4.6, THE SOUL OF DISCRETION, Susan Hill 
  59. 4.5, THE ENGLISH LADY MURDERERS' SOCIETY, Jim Williams
  60. 4.8, A FEARSOME DOUBT, Charles Todd  
  61. 4.0, MURDER UNDERGROUND, Mavis Doriel Hay
  62. 4.4, THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON, Daphne du Maurier  
I have joined British Books Challenge 2015 hosted by Fluttering Butterflies

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

I like British crime fiction an awful lot too, Kerrie. You've done a fantastic job with this challenge.

Irene said...

Amazing, #

Clothes In Books said...

Wow what a list. Most impressive.

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