Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011: The List

Kerrie’s Crime Fiction Alphabet came to the end last week, which left me wondering what were its highlights for me. Before I began I decided that I would use it to read books from my to-be-read list and in the main that is what I did.

The rules of the meme are that you have to write a blog post about crime fiction related to the letter of the week and your post MUST be related to either the first letter of a book’s title, the first letter of an author’s first name, or the first letter of the author’s surname.

I thought that I would try to stick to the authors’ names (either first or last) rather than the title and in the main that is what I did, with 21 of the letters.The letters A, P, R and S relate both to the authors’ names and to the titles.

Some were books by old favourites, such as Agatha Christie and some by new-to-me authors, such as Anne Zouroudi.

The ones I enjoyed the most (in A – Z order) are:

  • Agatha Christie’s Autobiography reading it was like listening to Agatha Christie talk to me.
  • Colin Dexter – The Silent World of Nicholas QuinnI wanted to start it again as soon as I’d finished it.
  • P D James – The Private Patient – a thoughtful book, with precise descriptions of people and places and yet it is tense and dramatic.
  • Donna Leon – Drawing Conclusions – a book I didn’t want to end!
  • Dan Waddell – The Blood Detective – even though there are parts (not many) that were just a bit too graphic for me.

Here is the complete list:

My thanks go to Kerrie as I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through the Crime Fiction Alphabet and also reading what my fellow bloggers have read too – some of whom wrote about specific topics instead of sticking to the rules 🙂 – I think they are most ingenious! Kerrie has listed a summary of the A- G posts, with the rest of the alphabet coming soon.

One thought on “Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011: The List

  1. I love this summary. I’ll checkout each when I have a little more time to browse. Your comment on P.D. James book is interesting, I have a ton of them in my library, but can’t seem to get into it. thanks.


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