Books Read


  1. Tea at Four O’Clock by Janet McNeill          JANUARY
  2. Ordeal of Innocence by Agatha Christie
  3. Maigret Meets a Milord by George Simenon
  4. The Butterfly by James M. Cain
  5. Death in Springtime by Magdalen Nabb
  6. The Rising of the Moon by Gladys Mitchell
  7. House Bound by Winifred Peck                   FEBRUARY
  8. Coffin Scarcely Used by Colin Watson


  1. Bodies in a Bookshop by R.T. Campbell    JANUARY
  2. Hive of Suspects by Sheila Pim
  3. A Tale of Two Murders by Elizabeth Ferrars
  4. Gallows View by Peter Robinson
  5. Murder at the Old Vicarage by Jill McGown    FEBRUARY
  6. A Stranger in My Grave by Margaret Millar
  7. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
  8. The Greene Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine
  9. Blood in the Glens by Jean McLennan
  10. Someone Else’s Grave by Alison Smith
  11. The Sin Mark by Margaret Page Hood
  12. The Silver Darlings by Neil M. Gunn         MARCH
  13. The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping… by Paul Fronczak
  14. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  15. Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside     APRIL
  16. Coffin Road by Peter May   MAY
  17. The Train by George Simenon
  18. The Yellow Brick Road by Elizabeth Cadell
  19. There was a Crooked Man by Clifford Witting
  20. The Governess by H.R.F. Keating
  21. The Third Miss Symons by F.M. Mayor
  22. The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty   JUNE
  23. The Stormy Petrol by Mary Stewart
  24. The Witch of the Low Tide by John Dickson Carr
  25. The Dark Tide by Vera Brittain
  26. The Strange Intruder by Arthur Catherall
  27. Maigret Goes Home by George Simenon
  28. Lord Mullion’s Secret by Michael Innis
  29. Thursday Afternoons by Monica Dickens
  30. Murder Anonymous by Elizabeth Ferrars   JULY
  31. Dover One by Joyce Porter
  32. A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Sparks
  33. The Mystery at Orchard House by Joan Coggin
  34. The Captain and the Enemy by Graham Greene     AUGUST
  35. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  36. Fear and Miss Betony by Dorothy Bowers
  37. The Address by Fiona Davis
  38. The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill
  39. Emily Alone by Stewart O’Nan                       SEPTEMBER
  40. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  41. Funerals are Fatal by Agatha Christie
  42. The Case of the Famished Parson by George Bellairs
  43. In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward                  OCTOBER
  44. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  45. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner      NOVEMBER
  46. Crooked House by Agatha Christie
  47. The Black Seraphim by Michael Gilbert
  48. Penhallow by Georgette Heyer           DECEMBER
  49. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
  50. Murder at Hazelmoor/ The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie
  51. The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
  52. Death of an Honest Man by M.C. Beaton

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