My Crime Fiction A €“ Z first posted on April 15, 2010
Kerrie€™s Crime Fiction Alphabet has come to the end. It€™s been a most rewarding challenge. I€™ve looked back at some books I read a while ago, read new books from favourite authors and discovered new authors.
The posts had to 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 did a mixture.
In the middle of the alphabet we moved house and I missed out the letter €˜L€˜, so I€™ve added in my review of Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon to complete the alphabet.
Here is my Crime Fiction A €“ Z:
- A is for Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
- B is for The Brethren by John Grisham
- C is for The Complaints by Ian Rankin
- D is for Death of a Chief by Douglas Watt ( a double D with title and author€™s first name)
- E is for a mixture of books and authors
- F is for The Falls by Ian Rankin
- G is for A Good Hanging by Ian Rankin
- H is for Hercule Poirot€™s Christmas by Agatha Christie
- I is for Ian Rankin and Inspector Rebus
- J is for A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell
- K is for King of the Streets by John Baker
- L is for Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon
- M is for Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin
- N is for Not Safe After Dark by Peter Robinson
- O is for Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders by Gyles Brandreth
- P is for The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
- Q is for Quintin Jardine: Fallen Gods
- R is for Ian Rankin: The Hanging Garden
- S is for C J Sansom and his Shardlake series
- T is for Josephine Tey: The Franchise Affair
- U is for Umberto Eco
- V is for Barbara Vine: A Fatal Inversion
- W is for Why Didn€™t They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie
- X is for Qiu Xiaolong: A Loyal Character Dancer
- Y is for Margaret Yorke: Dead in the Morning
- Z is for Dave Zeltserman: Pariah
They are all good reads in different ways.
I suppose it is inevitable that there are six books listed here by Ian Rankin and three by Agatha Christie as I€™m reading steadily through their books. The series, though, has meant that I€™ve sought out other authors, particularly to find those for the letters Q, X and Z and the books by the authors I found are probably the ones that most stand out in my mind now the series has come to an end.