I finished the year with a not insubstantial total of 124 books read, and in no particular order here are my top ten books from that list.
Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs
Bryant and May investigate The Victoria Vanished by Christopher Fowler
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Heart Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Halfhead by Stuart MacBride
Taken by Robert Crais
Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo
Let’s start all over again in the morning shall we?
Everyone loves Bryant & May, and I would really love to be just like Arthur Bryant.
As always with the Bryant & May novels, The Memory of Blood is brilliant. Taking you back to the greats of mystery writing and the classic locked room mystery, it is as funny, devious and devourable as ususal. So much so that I sat and read this in one night, although with only one novel left in the series thus far, I really wish Christopher Fowler could write faster….
In their usual mix and match method of investigating, the unconventional octogenarians do just that, in this fantastic tale.
With the usual blend of clever plotting, and humour added to an interesting and most welcome change in the pace from that of the earlier Bryant & May novels, White Corridor is a riveting read.