R.I.P. VII wrap-up

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.’

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.
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:

  1. Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xialong
  2. Dark Matter: a Ghost Story by Michelle Paver
  3. The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick
  4. Maigret and the Ghost by Georges Simenon
  5. The War of the Worlds by H G Wells
  6. The Four Last Things by Andrew  Taylor
  7. The Judgement of Strangers by Andrew Taylor
  8. Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson
  9. The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
  10. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
  11. Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
  12. 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!

3 thoughts on “R.I.P. VII wrap-up”

  1. I like the sound of the Fred Vargas book, and very much enjoyed the couple of Inspector Chen books I’ve read – I didn’t realise there were so many. A foray into the library catalogue is called for!

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  2. Margaret – I’m impressed with the variety of books you’ve read, and I really look forward to reading your review of The House of Silk. And thanks for these links. I’ve been wanting to spotlight The Chalk Circle Man, and you’ve reminded me that I need to do that.

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  3. What a great RIP reading list! I was also planning to read Dark Matter for the RIP Challenge but it was “lost” at the library and I only finally got my hands it on Oct 31st! So I will probably still read it just because 😉 I love polar reading and this one sounds like a winner.

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