Books Read


  1. The Other Side of the Bay by Sean Dietrich JANUARY
  2. The Footsteps at the Lock by Ronald A. Knox
  3. Devil By the Sea by Nina Bawden
  4. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
  5. The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull. FEBRUARY
  6. The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden
  7. Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor  MARCH
  8. The Coconut Killings by Patricia Moyes
  9. Neck and Neck by Leo Bruce        APRIL
  10. Blood Upon the Snow by Hilda Lawrence
  11. The Players and the Game by Julian Symons  MAY
  12. So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
  13. Ask for Me Tomorrow by Margaret Millar
  14. Wisteria Cottage by Robert M. Coates
  15. Worship the Christian’s Highest Occupation by A.P. Gibbs
  16. Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky
  17. The House by Hilda Lawrence. June
  18. Composition for Four Hands by Hilda Lawrence
  19. The House In Paris by Elizabeth Bowen July
  20. Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker August
  21.  Your God is Too Small by JB Phillips
  22. Say Nothing by Patrick Radeon Keefe. September
  23. The Birds by Frank Baker
  24. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. October



  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
  9. Bogmail by Patrick McGinley                     MARCH
  10. The Small Widow by Janet McNeill
  11. A Stone of the Heart by John Brady
  12. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  13. The Corpse in the Snowman by Nicholas Blake   APRIL
  14. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
  15. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor       MAY
  16. A Prey to Murder by Ann Cleeves
  17. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden
  18. Easy to Kill by Agatha Christie             JUNE
  19. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
  20. Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith
  21. Absent in Spring by Mary Westmacott/Agatha Christie.  JULY
  22. White Nights by Ann Cleeves
  23. Uncle Paul by Celia Fremlin
  24. Murder at Arroways by Helen Reilly         AUGUST
  25. The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas
  26. The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
  27. Death in the Air (Death in the Clouds) by Agatha Christie
  28. Living Life Backwards by David Gibson      SEPTEMBER
  29. The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
  30. Red Bones by Ann Cleeves               OCTOBER
  31. The Crossing Place by Elly Griffiths
  32. The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths NOVEMBER
  33. The Homestead by Rosina Lippi
  34. Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
  35. They Rang Up the Police by Joanna Cannan. DECEMBER
  36. The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird
  37. The Last Hour: An Israeli Looks at the End Times by Amir Tsarfati


  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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