Kerrie’s Crime Fiction Alphabet came to the end last week. This is the third time I’ve taken part and as before I thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Thanks, Kerrie.
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 had very little difficulty in finding books to fit the rules and mainly read whatever I wanted and slotted them in wherever they would fit. The exception to that was, of course, that pesky letter X and I resorted to having a title that sounded as though it began with X.
Many were books by old favourites, such as Agatha Christie (3 books) and some by new-to-me authors, such as Dana Stabenow, Michael Innes, M R Hall, Chris Pavonne and Suzanne Young.
Here’s my list – a mixture of titles and authors’ names:
- A – The Study of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
- B – Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
- C – Catriona McPherson
- D ‘“ Dana Stabenow
- E – Endless Night – Agatha Christie
- F ‘“ Fatherland by Robert Harris
- G ‘“ Sue Grafton & A is for Alibi
- H ‘“ The Hanging in the Hotel by Simon Brett
- I ‘“ Michael Innes
- J ‘“ Peter James & Dead Simple
- K – The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon
- L ‘“ Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie
- M ‘“ M R Hall
- N ‘“ Now You See Me by S J Bolton
- O ‘“ The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy
- P – Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
- Q ‘“ Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
- R ‘“ Bad Boy by Peter Robinson
- S ‘“ Maigret and the Ghost by Georges Simenon
- T ‘“ The Four Last Things (Roth Trilogy 1) by Andrew Taylor
- U ‘“ Fear in the Sunlight (Josephine Tey 4) by Nicola Upson
- V ‘“ The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
- W ‘“ Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death by W J Burley
- X ‘“ The EXpats by Chris Pavone
- Y ‘“ Murder by Yew by Suzanne Young
- Z ‘“ The Whispers of Nemesis by Anne Zouroudi
I rated most of the books between 3/5 to 4/5 with two at 5/5:
and The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas at 4.5