Title Index

List of book reviews since I started to write about books in April 2007, in alphabetical order by title. Clicking on the titles will take you to my reviews. My aim is to write something about each book even if it’s just a few lines, so some of the posts are less detailed than others.


4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

12.30 from Croydon by Freeman Wills Crofts

100 Days on Holy Island: a Writer’s Exile by Peter Mortimer


A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

The Abbess of Whitby: a novel of Hild of Northumbria by Jill Dalladay

Absent in the Spring by Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie)

Absolute Proof by Peter James

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

The Accomplice by Elizabeth Ironside

The Accordionist by Fred Vargas

Admit One by Emmett James

An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman by Susan Cummings

Aftermath by Peter Robinson

After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson

After the Fine Weather by Michael Gilbert

After the Fire by Henning Mankell

After Flodden by Rosemary Goring

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie

After Work (a cookbook)

Agatha Christie: An English Mystery by Laura Thompson

Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days by Jared Cade

Agatha Christie at Home by Hilary Macaskill

Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M C Beaton

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

An Air That Kills by Andrew Taylor

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill

All Bones and Lies by Anne Fine

All Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard

All the Colours of Darkness by Peter Robinson

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear

And Now For the Good News by Ruby Wax

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

Anne Boleyn: a King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

Another Day Gone by Eliza Graham

Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge

An April Shroud by Reginald Hill

Appleby’s End by Michael Innes

Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Ashes by Christopher de Vinck

The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

Asking for the Moon by Reginald Hill

Asta’s Book by Barbara Vine

An Autobiography by Agatha Christie

An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope

An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Anna Marklin’s Family Chronicles by Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk

The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry

The Art of Drowning by Frances Fyfield

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher & Other Stories by Hilary Mantel

Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson

At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin

Autumn by Ali Smith

Awakening by S J Bolton


Bad Boy by Peter Robinson

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning

Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo by Julia Stuart

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

Bats in the Belfry by E R C Lorac

Be Near Me by Andrew O’Hagan

Beachcombing by Maggie Dana

The Beacon by Susan Hill

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

The Bear Pit by S G MacLean

A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty

Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan

Before the Fact by Francis Iles

Before the Poison by Peter Robinson

The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams

The Bell by Iris Murdoch

Berenice by Edgar Allen Poe

The Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill

Betrayed in Cornwall by Janie Bolitho

The Big Four by Agatha Christie

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

The Birdwatcher by William Shaw

The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge

The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine

The Black Book by Ian Rankin

The Black Caravel by Harry Nicholson

Black Dogs by Ian McEwan

The Black Friar by S G MacLean

The Blackhouse by Peter May

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

The Black Mountain by Kate Mosse

Blessings by Anna Quindlen

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths

The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell

Blood Harvest by S J Bolton

Blood on the Tracks: Railway Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards

Blood Safari by Deon Meyer

Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King’s Daughter by Simon Brett

Blue Heaven by C J Box

Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves

Blue Mercy by Orna Ross

The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

The Body on the Beach by Simon Brett

Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing by Hermione Lee

The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

The Bone Field by Simon Kernick

Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill

The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs: the Left Bank World of Shakespeare & Co by Jeremy Mercer

Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

The Border Line by Eric Robson

The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

The Brading Collection by Patricia Wentworth

The Bradshaw Variations by Rachel Cusk

The Break by Marian Keyes

The Breaker by Minette Walters

Breakfast at the Hotel Déjà Vu by Paul Torday

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

The Breaking Point: short stories by Daphne du Maurier

Breathtaking by Rachel Clarke

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

The Brimstone Wedding by Barbara Vine

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

The Broken Mirror by Jonathan Coe

Broken Voices by Andrew Taylor

Bump in the Night by Colin Watson

The Builders by Maeve Binchy

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Burning by Jane Casey

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

Burial of Ghosts by Ann Cleeves

The Burry Man’s Day by Catriona McPherson

Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police by Carmen Bugan

The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley

The Buttonmaker’s Daughter by Merryn Allingham

By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie

By Sword and Storm by Margaret Skea


The Cabinetmaker by Alan Jones

Caedmon’s Song by Peter Robinson

Cakes and Ale by W Somerset Maugham

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

A Card from Angela Carter by Susannah Clapp

Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

The Careful Use of Compliments by Alexander McCall  Smith

A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

The Case of the Curious Bride by Erle Stanley Gardner

The Case of the Howling Dog by Erle Stanley Gardner

The Case of the Lame Canary by Erle Stanley Gardner

The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner

Casting the Net by Pam Rhodes

Castle Dor by Daphne Du Maurier

Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun

Catching the Eagle by Karen Charlton

Cauldstane by Linda Gillard

Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell

The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas

The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel

The Chapel in the Woods by Dolores Gordon-Smith

Checkmate to Murder by E C R Lorac

The Cheltenham Square Murder by John Bude

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Christine Kringle by Lynn Brittney

Christmas at Thrush Green by Miss Read

The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories edited by Martin Edwards

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee – see also this post

The Cipher Garden by Martin Edwards

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers

Cleanskin by Val McDermid

A Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas

Climbing the Bookshelves by Shirley Williams

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

The Clocks by Agatha Christie

The Clothes on their Backs by Linda Grant

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers

A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill

The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards

A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow

Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

Cold is the Grave by Peter Robinson

The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons

Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott

Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan

Coming Up For Air by Sarah Leipciger

The Comfort of Saturdays by Alexander McCall Smith

Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

The Complaints by Ian Rankin

Conclave by Robert Harris

The Confession by Jo Spain

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Country Dance by Margiad Evans

Cop Hater by Ed McBain

Consequences by Penelope Lively

A Cool Head by Ian Rankin

The Coroner by M R Hall

The Corpse in the Snowman by Nicholas Blake

Corpus by Rory Clements

A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry

Corvus: a Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson

The Cosy Knave by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell – also here and here

Crime in the Community by Cecilia Peartree

The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon

The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell

The Crooked House by Agatha Christie

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

Cruel Acts by Jane Casey

Crucible by S G MacLean

Crystal Nights by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvette Edwards

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J K Rowling)

Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case by Agatha Christie

The Cutting Place by Jane Casey


Dacre’s War by Rosemary Goring

The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes

The Dance of Love by Angela Young

The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin by Georges Simenon

The Dancing Bear by Frances Faviell

Daniel Isn’t Talking by Marti Leimbach

Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson

Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder by Catriona McPherson

Daphne: a novel by Justine Picardie

Daphne by Margaret Forster

Daphne du Maurier: a Daughter’s Memoir by Flavia Leng

A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine

A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton

The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble

Dark Matter: a Ghost Story by Michelle Paver

Dark Matter: the Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton by Robert Kerr

A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

A Darker Domain by Val McDermid

The Darkest Place by Jo Spain

The Darkness Manifesto by Jacob Eklöf

Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

The Day Gone By: an Autobiography by Richard Adams

The Day of the Lie by William Brodrick

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Dead in the Morning by Margaret Yorke

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

Dead Man’s Footsteps by Peter James – a Book Beginning post

The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter

Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton

The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins

Dead Simple by Peter James

Dead Tomorrow by Peter James (very short review)

Dead Water by Ann Cleeves

Deaf Sentence by David Lodge

Dear Dodie by Valerie Grove

Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce

Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes

Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple 1)

Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie

Death Comes To Pemberley by P D James

Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Gilbert

Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie

A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody

Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton

The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin

Death of a Chief by Douglas Watt

The Death of Dalziel by Reginald Hill

Death of a Gossip by M C Beaton

Death of the Moth and Other Essays by Virginia Woolf – see also here

Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death Under Sail by C P Snow

Death’s Jest-Book by Reginald Hill

A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson

The Deep by Alma Katsu

Desert Notes and River Notes by Barry Lopez

Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie

Destroying Angel by S G MacLean

A Detective at Death’s Door by H R F Keating

The Devil’s Promise – The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies

D H Lawrence: the Life of an Outsider by John Worthen

Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming

The Diabolical Bones by Bella Ellis

Dictator by Robert Harris

Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah

Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

The Discourtesy of Death by William Brodrick

The Distant Echo by Val McDermid

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Divine Comedy by Dante

The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson

Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas

The Doctor of Thessaly by Anne Zouroudi

Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon

Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Dominion by C J Sansom

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Doors Open by Ian Rankin

Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B Freese

Down to the Woods by M J Arlidge

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon

Dreamwalker: the Ballad of Sir Benfro by J D Oswald (James Oswald)

The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge

Drood by Dan Simmons

The Drowned City by K J Maitland

The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg

Dry Bones that Dream by Peter Robinson

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie

Dunstan: One Man Will change the Fate of England by Conn Iggulden

The Dutch House by Anne Patchett

Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths

Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody

A Dying Note by Ann Parker


The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

Eden’s Outcasts: the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father by John Matteson

An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World by Michelle Scott Tucker

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Endless Night by Agatha Christie

The English: a Portrait of a People by Jeremy Paxman

English Pastoral by James Rebanks

The English Spy by Donald Smith

Entry Island by Peter May

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin

Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister

The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Excellent Intentions by Richard Hull

Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri

Exit by Belinda Bauer

Exit Lines by Reginald Hill

Exit Music by Ian Rankin

The Expats by Chris Pavone

An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson

Extraordinary People by Peter May


Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

Failures of State by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott

Fair Exchange by Michele Roberts

Fair of Face by Christina James

Faithful Unto Death by Caroline Graham

The Fall by Simon Mawer

The Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd

Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre

Fallen Gods by Quintin Jardine

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

The Falls by Ian Rankin – see also here

The Family Secret by Tracy Buchanan

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine

Fatherland by Robert Harris

Faulks on Fiction by Sebastian Faulks

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson

A Fear of Dark Water by Craig Russell

A Fearful Madness by Julius Falconer

A Feast for Advent by Delia Smith

Fell Murder by E C R Lorac

Ferney by James Long

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham

The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky

Fire in the Thatch by E C R Lorac

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L Sayers

Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin

The Flight by M R Hall

The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier

Flodden 1513: Scotland’s Greatest Defeat by John Sadler

Fludd by Hilary Mantel

Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Foreign Bodies: short stories edited by Martin Edwards

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Foster by Claire Keegan

The Four Last Things (Roth Trilogy 1) by Andrew Taylor

Four Stories by Alan Bennett

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

The Frank Business by Olivia Glazebrook

Fresh from the Country by Miss Read

Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin

The Friend of Madame Maigret by Georges Simenon

Frost At Christmas by R D Wingfield

Frozen Moment by Camilla Ceder

Full Tilt: Dunkirk to Delhi by Bicycle by Dervla Murphy

Furious Hours by Casey Cep


Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

Gallows View by Peter Robinson

A Game For All the Family by Sophie Hannah

A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

The Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers

Gently by the Shore by Alan Hunter

Gently Does It by Alan Hunter

Gently North West by Alan Hunter

The Ghost by Robert Harris

The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas

The Ghosts of Altona by Craig Russell

Ghost Walk by Alanna Knight

Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott

The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth

Girl in the Walls by A J Gnuse

The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday

The Girl on the Stairs by Louise Welsh

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson

Give Unto Others by Donna Leon

Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

The Glass Guardian by Linda Gillard

The Glass Room (Vera 5) by Ann Cleeves

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby

Going into a Dark House by Jane Gardam

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie

The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

Gone to Earth by Mary Webb

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – see also this post

Good Evening, Mrs Craven: the Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes

A Good Hanging by Ian Rankin

The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan

The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery

Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates – also here & for my final thoughts see this post

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

The Great Fortune by Olivia Manning

Great Ghost Stories by Various Authors

Green Darkness by Anya Seton

Greenmantle by John Buchan

Guilty Consciences: short story collection edited by Martin Edwards


H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell

The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien by George Simenon

The Hanging Garden by Ian Rankin

The Hanging in the Hotel by Simon Brett

The Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson

The Hanging Wood by Martin Edwards

The Hangman’s Song by James Oswald

Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves

Harriet Said by Beryl Bainbridge

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers

He Wants by Alison Moore

He Who Whispers by John Dickson Carr

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Heartland by John MacKay

Hearts and Minds by Amanda Craig

Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thornton

Heartstone by C J Sansom

Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Her Hidden Life by V S Alexander

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie

Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin

The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic

High Rising by Angela Thirkell

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

Highlanders’ Revenge by Paul Tors

His and Hers by Alice Feeney

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

The Historian and The Gibbon by Virginia Woolf

A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

Hitler’s Secret by Rory Clements

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

The Hollow by Agatha Christie

The Holly-Tree Inn by Charles Dickens

The Homecoming by Anna Enquist

The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer

The Hostelry by Guy de Maupassant

The Hotel Majestic by Georges Simenon

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie (short stories)

The House by Simon Lelic

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

The House at Seas End by Elly Griffith

The House by the Loch by Kirsty Wark

A House Divided by Margaret Skea

House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick

House of Silence by Linda Gillard

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine

The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier

How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer

How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister

How to Save a Life by S D Robertson

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill

The Hunger by Alma Katsu


I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell (a short post about the opening paragraph)

Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

I Murdered My Library by Linda Grant

The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville

The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

If Ever I Fall by S D Robertson

The Illusionist by Jennifer Johnston

Imperium by Robert Harris

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Index, A History of the by Dennis Duncan

In Our Time by Melvyn Bragg

In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore

Ink in the Blood by Hilary Mantel

In the Woods by Tana French

Inland by Tea Obreht

Inside of Me by Hazel McHaffie

The Inspector’s Daughter by Alanna Knight

Inspiration by Wayne Dyer

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld

Intimate Kill by  Margaret Yorke

Invisible by Paul Auster

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Is Anybody Up There? by Paul Arnott

The Island by Victoria Hislop

The Island by Ragnar Jónasson

Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott – for overall view see also this post


Jacob’s Room is Full of Books by Susan Hill

Jamie At Home by Jamie Oliver

James Herriot’s Cat Stories by James Herriot

Jane Austen: a Life by Claire Tomalin

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

The Jigsaw Maker by Adrienne Dines

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell

The Judgement of Strangers (the Roth Trilogy 2) by Andrew Taylor

Julius by Daphne Du Maurier

Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas

Justice by Another Name by E C Hanes


Katharina: Deliverance by Margaret Skea

Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir

Katheryn Howard:the Tainted Queen by Alison Weir

Keeping His Promise by Algernon Blackwood

Keeping the World Away by Margaret Forster

The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown

The Kill by Jane Casey

The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Killing Kind by Jane Casey

A Killing Kindness by Reginald Hill

Killing Me Gently by Hazel McHaffie

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah

King Arthur’s Bones by The Medieval Murderers

King of the Streets by John Baker

The King’s Evil by Edward Marston

The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor

Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter by Ruth Rendell (Wexford)

Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin


The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke

The Lady of the Ravens by Joanna Hickson

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

The Lake District Murder by John Bude

Lamentation by C J Sansom

The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

Last Friends by Jane Gardam

The Last Girl by Jane Casey

The Last Protector by Andrew Taylor

The Last Rose of Shanghai by Weina Dai Randel 

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas

Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter

The Lauras by Sara Taylor

A Leap by Anna Enquist

Leviathan ’99 by Ray Bradbury

Leaving Alexandria: a Memoir of Faith and Doubt by Richard Holloway

The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Let it Bleed by Ian Rankin

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey

Lewis Carroll: a biography by Morton Cohen

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

A Life in Questions by Jeremy Paxman

Like This, For Ever by Sharon Bolton

A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz

Lion by Conn Iggulden

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Lock 14 by Georges Simenon

The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris

Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Long Road from Jarrow by Stuart Maconie

The Long Song by Andrea Levy

Looking Good Dead by Peter James

Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Lost Letter from Morocco by Adrienne Chinn

The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford

Losing You by Nicci French

The Lost Army of Cambyses by Paul Sussman

The Lost Garden by Katharine Swartz

A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

A Lovely Way to Burn by Louise Welsh

A Loyal Character Dancer by Qiu Xiaolong

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Lustrum by Robert Harris

The Lying Room by Nicci French


Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

The Madman of Bergerac by Georges Simenon

The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray

The Madness of July by James Naughtie

The Madonna of the Almonds by Marina Fiorato

A Maigret Christmas by Georges Simenon

Maigret and the Ghost by Georges Simenon

Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses by Georges Simenon

Maigret in Court by Georges Simenon

Maigret’s Holiday by Georges Simenon

Maigret’s Memoirs by Georges Simenon

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Malice in Wonderland by Nicholas Blake

The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home

The Man Behind Narnia by A N Wilson

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

The Man in the Bunker by Rory Clements

Man in the Dark by Paul Auster

The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam

A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh

The Man on the Boulevard by Georges Simenon

The Man on a Donkey by H F M Prescott

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

The Marches by Rory Stewart

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle

The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney

A Medal for Murder by Francis Brody

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi

Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear

Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Miraculous Mysteries: short stories edited by Martin Edwards

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo also these posts

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Missing Link by Joyce Holms

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

The Mist by Ragnar Jonasson

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden

The Monocled Mutineer by John Fairley and William Allison

The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham

Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin

Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards

Mountains on the Moon by Michael Arthern

A Month in the Country by J L Carr

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

Mr Blossom’s Shop by Barbara Euphan Todd

Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow by Paul Gallico

Mrs Jordan’s Profession by Claire Tomalin

Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

Mrs March by Virginia Feito

Mrs Whistler by Matthew Plampin

Much in Evidence by Henry Cecil

Munich by Robert Harris

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Murder Being Once Done by Ruth Rendell

Murder by Matchlight by E C R Lorac

Murder by Yew by Suzanne Young

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

Murder in the Mews (Poirot 4 short stories) by Agatha Christie

Murder in the Mill Race by E C R Lorac

Murder in the Museum by Simon Brett

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie

The Murder of the Mandarin by Arnold Bennett

The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The Murder Room by P D James

The Music Room by William Fiennes

My Antonia by Willa Cather

My Cleaner by Maggie Gee

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

My Friend Maigret by Georges Simenon

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie

Mystery in the Channel by Freeman Wills Croft

The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens


Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard

The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin

Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh

A Necessary End by Peter Robinson

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Never Greater Slaughter by Michael Livingston

Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson

Night Falls on Ardnamurchan by Alasdair Maclean

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Ninepins by Rosy Thornton

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro

No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

No Man’s Nightingale by Ruth Rendell

No Stranger to Death by Janet O’Kane

North Sea Cottage by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Not Dead Enough by Peter James

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

Not the End of the World by Christopher Brookmyre

Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell (audio book)

Not Safe After Dark & other works by Peter Robinson

Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale

Nothing To Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes

Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo

Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller

Now You See Me by S J Bolton

Nucleus by Rory Clements


The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry

The Office of the Dead (Roth Trilogy 3) by Andrew Taylor

Olalla by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin

On Trying to Keep Still by Jenny Diski

Once Upon a Castle by Alan S Blood

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

The One I Was by Eliza Graham

One Life: My Mother’s Story by Kate Grenville

One Two Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre

Operation Pax by Michael Innes

Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders by Gyles Brandreth

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson

Our Longest Days: A People’s History of the Second World War by the writers of Mass Observation

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

Over My Dead Body by Hazel McHaffie

The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland

The Owl Service by Alan Garner


The Pact by Sharon Bolton

The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham

Painting as a Pastime by Winston S. Churchill

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Pariah by Dave Zeltserman

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

The Passengers by John Marrs

Past Encounters by Davina Blake

Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson

The Pattern in the Carpet by Margaret Drabble

Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage by Denis O’Connor

Paw Tracks in the Moonlight by Denis O’Connor

Payment Deferred by Joyce Holms

Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure by Joanne Harris

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadow in 1911 by Juliet Nicolson

A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale

Perfume: the story of a murderer by Patrick Susskind

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla Macpherson

Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

A Pinch of Snuff by Reginald Hill

A Place For Us by Harriet Evans

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

Playing with the Moon by Eliza Graham

Playing With Fire by Peter Robinson

The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl

Poetic Lives: Shelley by Daniel Hahn

Poirot and Me by David Suchet

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Pompeii by Robert Harris

Portobello by Ruth Rendell

Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende

Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie

The Potter’s Hand by A N Wilson

The Power-House by Jon Buchan

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Present Tense by W H S McIntyre

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark – see also this post

The Private Lives of the Impressionists by Sue Roe

The Private Patient by P D James

Prophecy by S J Parris

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Put On By Cunning by Ruth Rendell


The Quarry by Iain Banks

Queen Lucia by E F Benson

The Queen’s Lady by Joanna Hickson

The Queen’s Spy by Clare Marchant

A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin

A Question of Identity by Susan Hill

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talkingby Susan Cain

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

A Quiet Life by Beryl Bainbridge

Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre


The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

The Rain Before It Falls by Jonathan Coe

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories by Daphne Du Maurier

Rebus’s Scotland by Ian Rankin

Red Bones by Ann Cleeves

The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland

The Red Monarch by Bella Ellis

The Redeemed by M R Hall

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Shona MacLean

Reflections at Sheffield Place by Virginia Woolf

Relics of the Dead by Ariana Frankin

The Reluctant Detective by Martha Ockley

Remain Silent by Susie Steiner

Remainder by Tom McCarthy

Remember Me by Melvyn Bragg

The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter

The Rendezvous and other stories by Daphne du Maurier

Requiem for a Mezzo by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple 2)

Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Revelation by C J Sansom

Revenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton

The Riddle of the River by Catherine Shaw

The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith

The Rising Tide by Ann Cleeves

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

The Riviera Set by Mary S Lovell

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The Road to Nab End by William Woodruff

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths (opening lines)

A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

A Room with a View by E M Forster

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose of Sebastopol by Katherine McMahon

The Royal Secret by Andrew Taylor

Ruined Stones by Eric Reed

The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap

A Rustle of Silk by Alys Clare


Sacrifice by S J Bolton

Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie

St Bartholomew’ Man by Mary Delorme

St Mawr by D H Lawrence

The Saint Zita Society by Ruth Rendell

Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Sanditon by Jane Austen

Sandlands by Rosy Thornton

The Santa Klaus Mystery by Mavis Doriel Hay

Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville

Sausage Hall by Christina James

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter

The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home

The Seagull by Ann Cleeves

The Search Party by Simon Lelic

The Searcher by Tana French

Searching for The Secret River by Kate Grenville (non fiction)

Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley by Sean Lusk

Second Place by Rachel Cusk

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Hangman by Peter Lovesey

The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie

The Secret of Summerhayes by Merryn Allingham

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

The Secret Vanguard by Michael Innes

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

The Seeker by S G Maclean

Seeking Our Eagle by Karen Charlton

Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz

The Serpent Pool by Martin Edwards

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Seven White Gates by Malcolm Saville

Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter

Set in Darkness by Ian Rankin – see also here

A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch

The Shadow Puppet by Georges Simenon

The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill

Shadows on Our Skin by Jennifer Johnston

Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor

A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate

A Short Book About Drawing by Andrew Marr

A Short History of Scotland by Richard Killeen

The Shortest Day by Colm Toibin

Shroud of Darkness by E C R Lorac

The Shroud Maker by Kate Ellis

The Sidmouth Letters by Jane Gardam

The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn by Colin Dexter

Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion

Silver Lies by Ann Parker

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice

The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie

The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick

The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn

The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Slade House by David Mitchell

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

The Sleeping Policeman by Andrew Taylor

The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox

Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert

The Small Hand by Susan Hill

Small Island by Andrea Levy

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox

Snap by Belinda Bauer

A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody

Snapped in Cornwall by Janie Bolitho

Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks

Solar by Ian McEwan

Solstice by Joyce Carol Oates

Somebody at the Door by Raymond Postgate

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Somewhere a Band is Playing by Ray Bradbury

Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill

The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin

Sons and Lovers by D H Lawrence

South Riding by Winifred Holtby

The Spare Room by Helen Garner

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Speaking of Love by Angela Young

Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright

The Spirituality of Jane Austen by Paula Hollingsworth

A Splash of Red by Antonia Fraser

The Spoilt City by Olivia Manning

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre

The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson

The Stabbing in the Stables by Simon Brett

Stalker by Lisa Stone

Stamboul Train by Graham Greene

Standing in Another Man’ Grave by Ian Rankin

Standing Water by Terri Armstrong

Star Gazing by Linda Gillard

The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Steel Bonnets: the Story of the Anglo-Scottish Borders by George MacDonald Fraser

Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work by Kitty Ferguson

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P G Wodehouse

Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge by Gladys Taber and Barbara Webster – also here

Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola

Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham

Strange Affair by Peter Robinson

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

The Stroke of Winter by Wendy Webb

The Stroke Ward by Tricia Coxon

Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Styx and Stones by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple 7)

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

A Summer Bird-Cage by Margaret Drabble

The Summer that Never Was by Peter Robinson

The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith

The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman

The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop

Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

Surveillance by Jonathan Raban

The Survivors by Jane Harper

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Sweet William by Beryl Bainbridge

Sword by Bogdan Teodorescu


Take My Breath Away by Martin Edwards

Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe

Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson

Talking About Detective Fiction by P D James

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh

Tangled Roots by Sue Guiney

Tantalus by Jane Jazz

The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

The Tent, the Bucket and Me by Emma Kennedy

The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson – see also here

Testament of a Witch by Douglas Watt

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testimony by Anita Shreve

Theft by Peter Carey

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie

They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie

Thin Air by Ann Cleeves

Thin Air: A Ghost Story by Michelle Paver

Third Girl (Poirot) by Agatha Christie

The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke

Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer

The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

This Nowhere Place by Natasha Bell

Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop

Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome

The Three Evangelists  by Fred Vargas

The Three Graces by Jane Wallman-Girdlestone

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Ticket to Ride by Janet Neel

Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham

Tigerlily’s Orchids by Ruth Rendell

Time is a Killer by Michel Bussi

The Time Machine by H G Wells

A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Timekeepers by Simon Garfield

Time’s Echo by Pamela Hatshorne

The Tinder Box by Minette Walters

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Toast by Nigel Slater

Tom Fleck: a Novel of Cleveland and Flodden by Harry Nicholson

Tombland by C J Sansom

Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

Too Soon a Death by Janet O’Kane

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Traitor in the Ice by K J Maitland

Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster

True Grit by Charles Portis

True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

Trump’s Christmas Carol by Lucian Young

The Tudor Crown by Joanna Hickson

Turbulence by Giles Foden

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Turn of the Tide by Margaret Skea

Turning for Home by Barney Norris

The Turning of the Tide by Reginald Hill, writing as Patrick Ruell

Two Moons by Jennifer Johnston


The Uncertain Midnight by Edmund Cooper

An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Undercurrent by Barney Norris

Underworld by Reginald Hill

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P D James


V2 by Robert Harris

The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths

The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

Vengeance by Benjamin Black

The Verneys by Adrian Tinniswood

The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison

Victoria: A Life by A N Wilson

The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

The Village by Marghanita Laski

Vindolanda by Adrian Goldsworthy

The Vows of Silence by Susan Hill

The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf


Waiting For Mr Right & Other Sinister Stories by Andrew Taylor

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The Warrior’s Princess by Barbara Erskine

Washington Square by Henry James

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Watsons by Jane Austen

The Way Home by Mark Boyle

The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

The Way Through The Woods by Colin Dexter

We Are Not In The World by Conor O’Callaghan

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Weather in the Streets  by Rosamond Lehmann

A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly

The Wench is Dead by Colin Dexter

The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

Westwood by Stella Gibbons

Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty

When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies by Andy Beckett

When Will There Be Good News? by  Kate Atkinson

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where Dead Man Meet by Mark Mills

Where Three Roads Meet by Salley Vickers

Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant

A Whispered Name by William Brodrick

White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey

Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart

The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple 3)

Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom

The Whispers of Nemesis by Anne Zouroudi

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

White Bodies by Jane Robins

White Nights by Ann Cleeves

White Noise by Don Delillo

Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

The Widow’s Tale by Mick Jackson

Wilberforce by John Pollock – also see here

The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang – see also this post

Wildwood: a Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin

Wilful Behaviour by Donna Leon

Wilkie Collins by Peter Ackroyd

William, William by Edgar Allen Poe (short story)

The Winker by Andrew Martin

Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom

The Witch’s Brat by Rosemary Sutcliff

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea by Mark Douglas-Hume

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The Woods by Harlan Coben

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Wreckage by Emily Bleeker

Writing Wild by Kathryn Aalto

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Wych Elm by Tana French

Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death by W J Burley

Wycliffe and the Four Jacks by W J Burley

Wycliffe and the House of Fear by W J Burley

Wycliffe and How to Kill a Cat by W J Burley

Wycliffe and the Last Rites by W J Burley

Wycliffe in Paul’s Court by W J Burley

Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin by W J Burley


X, Y, Z: a Story Told by a Detective by Anna Katherine Green


The Year of Miracle and Grief by Leonid Borodin

The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Yesterday’s Papers by Martin Edwards


Zen There Was Murder by H R F Keating

The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

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