Readers Imbibing Peril XIV Begins …

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.

5 thoughts on “Readers Imbibing Peril XIV Begins …

  1. You have lots of good choices here, Margaret. I’m especially interested in what you think of the Lorac. I’m glad her work is being re-discovered, and is getting some of the attention it deserves. I hope you’ll enjoy this challenge.

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  2. I hope you enjoy your RIP reading! I haven’t read anything by ECR Lorac yet but I do have a copy of Bats in the Belfry which I’m looking forward to reading.

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