Games, Sets and Matches

I find lists of books fascinating and when I saw this way of discovering patterns in their to-be-read books on Kerrie’s, Maxine’sBernadette’s, and Dorte’s blogs I had to have a go too, as if I haven’t got anything else to do! …

These are all fiction, but not all crime fiction:

1. Death

  • The Brief History of the Dead, Kevin Brockmeier
  • The Cause of Death, Patricia Cornwell
  • Death on the Nile, Agatha Christie
  • Dead Souls, Ian Rankin
  • The Death Maze, Ariana Franklin
  • Faithful Unto Death, Caroline Mortimer
  • The Secret Hangman, Peter Lovesey

2. Ghosts

  • The Ghost, Richard Harris
  • The Ghost Road, Pat Barker
  • Great Ghost Stories, Aldous Huxley et al
  • The House of the Spirits, Isobel Allende 

3. Names

  • Iris and Ruby, Rosie Thomas
  • Julius, Daphne Du Maurier
  • Molly Fox’s Birthday, Deirdre Madden
  • Mrs Jordan’s Profession, Claire Tomalin
  • Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Umberto Eco
  • Ripley Under Water, Patricia Highsmith 

4. Snow

  • The Snow Tiger, Desmond Bagley
  • Storm Island, Ken Follet
  • Snowbound Six, R M Stern
  • Snow Orhan Pamuk
  • The Snow Geese, William Fiennes

5. Time

  • The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox
  • At the Going Down of the Sun, Elizabeth Darrell
  • No Moon Tonight, Don Charlwood
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
  • Sands of Time, Barbara Erskine

6. Colours

  • The Dark Horse, Rumer Godden
  • Home Before Dark, Sue Ellen Bridgers
  • Set in Darkness, Ian Rankin
  • The Black Rubber Dress, Lauren Henderson
  • Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates
  • Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

7. Girls

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Steig Larsson
  • The Girl who played with Fire, Steig Larsson
  • Goldengirl, Peter Lovesey
  • The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl, Belle de Jour
  • The Welsh Girl, Peter Ho Davies
  • The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, Peter Benchley

8. Murder

  • The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfield
  • A Murder is Announced, Agatha Christie
  • The ABC Murders, Agatha Christie

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