There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are beginning to fall and autumn is definitely on its way. So, it’s no surprise to see that tomorrow the 14th Annual Readers Imbibing Peril begins, running from 1 September to 31 October.
The aim is to read books in these categories:
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, and Supernatural.
As usual, there are different levels to choose from and I will be aiming for Peril the First, which is:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson or Tananarive Due…or anyone in between.
I have plenty of Mystery, Suspense, Thriller and Gothic books on my shelves and Kindle to choose from, including these:
- The Lying Room by Nicci French
- Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear
- A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty
- Murder by Matchlight by E C Lorac
- The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
- A Song of Stone by Iain Banks
- Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
- The Rottweiler by Ruth Rendell
- The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy by Barbara Vine
- With Our Blessing by Jo Spain
What usually happens when I make a list like this is that I end up reading other books instead. But I like to think I’ll read some of these.