R.I.P. VII, hosted by Carl, has come to its end – the time has just flown by.
I chose Peril the First – ‘˜Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux’¦or anyone in between.’
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
I completed the challenge as many of the books I read in September and October fitted into these categories. I read:
- Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xialong
- Dark Matter: a Ghost Story by Michelle Paver
- The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick
- Maigret and the Ghost by Georges Simenon
- The War of the Worlds by H G Wells
- The Four Last Things by Andrew Taylor
- The Judgement of Strangers by Andrew Taylor
- Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson
- The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
- The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
- Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
- The Expats by Chris Pavone
The ones that stand out as the scariest are The Four Last Things by Andrew Taylor and Dark Matter by Michelle Paver. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging so I haven’t had time to write about The War of the Worlds or The House of Silk, but those are good books too and I am aiming to write about The House of Silk – the new Sherlock Holmes Novel!