- The Judgement of Strangers by Andrew Taylor 4/5
- Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers 3.5/5 (library book)
- Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson 3/5 (Kindle)
- The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas 4.5/5 (library book)
- Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan 3/5
- The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 4/5
- Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie 4.5/5
- Mrs Harris MP by Paul Gallico 4/5
- The History of Scotland by Richard Killen 4/5 (from TBR books)
- The Expats by Chris Pavone 3.5/5 (Kindle)
So, a total of 9 fiction books of which 6 were crime fiction, and 1 non fiction. Two of the books were library books, 2 were e-books and 1 book was from my to-be-read books (books I’ve owned before January 2012).
It’s difficult to pick a Book of the Month this time as I’ve rated all of the books as 3 and over (meaning they were good, enjoyable books), with just two as 4.5/5 (meaning I thought they were very good and I wanted to get back to them each time I had to stop reading).
I was tempted to say my Book of the Month is Agatha Christie’s Hickory Dickory Dock, because it’s good on characterisation, but overall I think it has to be The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas for it’s sheer quirkiness and cleverly constructed plot.
For more books of the month see Kerrie’s Crime Fiction Pick of the Month on her blog Mysteries in Paradise.