Author Index

List of book reviews since I started to write about books in April 2007, in alphabetical order by author. 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.

A

ACHEBE, Chinua: No Longer at Ease

ACKROYD, Peter:

ADAMS, Poppy: The Behaviour of Moths

ADAMS, Richard: The Day Gone By: an Autobiography

ADICHIE, Chimamanda Ngozi:

ALAIN-FOURNIER: Le Grand Meaulnes

ALCOTT, Louisa May: Little Women

ALISON, Rosie: The Very Thought of You

ALLEN, Sarah Addison: Garden Spells

ALLENDE, Isabel: Portrait in Sepia

ALLINGHAM, Margery: Tiger in the Smoke

ARMSTRONG, Terri: Standing Water

ARNOTT, Paul: Is Anybody Up There?

ARTHERN, Michael: Mountains on the Moon

ATHILL, Diana: Somewhere Towards the End

ATKINSON, Kate:

AUSTEN, Jane:

AUSTER, Paul:

B

BAINBRIDGE, Beryl:

BALDACCI, David: The Christmas Train

BAKER, John: King of the Streets

BARBERY, Muriel: The Gourmet

BARNES, Julian: The Sense of an Ending

BARR, Niall: Flodden

BARRY, Sebastian: The Secret Scripture

BEATON, M C:

BECKETT, Andy: When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies

BENNETT, Alan:

BENNETT, Vanora:

BINCHY, Maeve: The Builders

BLACK, Benjamin: Vengeance

BLOOD, Alan S: Once Upon a Castle

BOLITHO, Janie:

BOLTON, S J:

BORODIN, Leonid: The Year of Miracle and Grief

BOX, C J: Blue Heaven

BRAGG, Melvyn:

BRANDRETH, Giles: Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

BRAUN, Lilian Jackson: The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

BRETT, Simon:

BRITTAIN, Vera: Testament of Youth

BRITTNEY, Lynn: Christine Kringle

BROCKMEIER, Kevin: The Brief History of the Dead

BRODRICK, William:

BRODY, Frances: Dying in the Wool

BRONTE, Anne: Agnes Grey

BRONTE, Emily: Wuthering Heights

BROOKMYRE, Christopher:

BROWN, Dan: The Lost Symbol

BUCHAN, John: The Thirty-Nine Steps

BUDE, John: The Lake District Murder

BURKE, Bob: The Third Pig Detective Agency

BURLEY, W J:

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden

C

CADE, Jared: Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days

CAIN, Susan: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

CAMILLERI, Andrea: Excursion to Tindari

CAREY, Peter: Theft

CATHER, Willa:

CECIL, Henry: Much in Evidence

CEDER, Camilla: Frozen Moment

CHANG, Jung: Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China see also this post

CHATWIN, Bruce: On the Black Hill

CHEVALIER, Tracy:

CHRISTIE, Agatha

CLAPP, Susannah: A Card from Angela Carter

CLARK, Susanna: The Ladies of Grace Adieu

CLEEVES, Ann:

Stand-a-lone books:

Shetland Series:

Vera Stanhope series:

COBEN, Harlan: The Woods

COE, Jonathan: The Rain Before It Falls

COELHO, Paul: The Alchemist

COHEN, Morton N: Lewis Carroll: a biography

COLEGATE, Isabel: The Shooting Party

COLLINS, Wilkie:

CONNELLY, Victoria: A Weekend with Mr Darcy

CONNOLLY, John: The Book of Lost Things

COOPER, Edmund: The Uncertain Midnight

CRAIG, Angela: Hearts and Minds

CUMMINGS, Susan: Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman

CUSK, Rachel:

D

DANA, Maggie: Beachcombing

DAVIDSON, Andrew: The Gargoyle

DEAKIN, Roger: Wildwood: a Journey Through Trees

DELANEY, Frank: The Matchmaker of Kenmare

DELILLO, Dan: White Noise

DELORME, Mary: St Bartholomew’s Man

DEXTER, Colin:

DICKENS, Charles:

DICKINSON, Peter: The Ropemaker

DILLARD, Annie: The Maytrees

DINES, Adrienne: The Jigsaw Maker

DISKI, Jenny: On Trying to Keep Still

DOUGHTY, Louise: Whatever You Love

DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan:

DRABBLE, Margaret: A Summer Bird-Cage

DU MAURIER, Daphne:

DUNN, Carola:

DUNN, Suzannah: The Sixth Wife

E

EASTLAND, Sam: The Red Coffin

EDWARDS, Martin:

The Lake District Mystery series:

  1. The Coffin Trail
  2. The Cipher Garden
  3. The Arsenic Labyrinth
  4. The Serpent Pool
  5. The Hanging Wood
  6. The Frozen Shroud

Other books:

ELLIS, Kate: The Shroud Maker

ENQUIST, Anna: A Leap

ERSKINE, Barbara:

EWAN, Chris: The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam

F

FALCONER, Julius: A Fearful Madness

FAULKS, Sebastian: Faulks on Fiction

FERMOR, Patrick Leigh: A Time of Gifts

FIENNES, William: The Music Room

FINE, Anne: All Bones and Lies

FIORATA, Marina: The Madonna of the Almonds

FODEN, Giles: Turbulence

FOLLETT, Ken: The Pillars of the Earth

FORSTER, Margaret:

FRANKLIN, Ariana:

FRASER, Antonia: A Splash of Red

FRASER, George MacDonald: The Steel Bonnets: the Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers

FREESE, Mathias: Down to a Sunless Sea

FRENCH, Nicci: Losing You

FRENCH, Tana: In the Woods

FULLERTON, Jackie: Revenge Served Cold

FYFIELD, Francis: The Art of Drowning

G

GAIMAN, Neil: The Graveyard Book

GALBRAITH, Robert: The Cuckoo’s Calling

GALLICO, Paul: Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow

GAPPAH, Petina: An Elegy for Easterly

GARDAM, Jane:

GARDNER, Erle Stanley:

GARNER, Alan: The Owl Service

GARNER, Helen: The Spare Room

GASKELL, Elizabeth: Cranford see also herehere and here

GEE, Maggie: My Cleaner

GERAS, Adele: Made in Heaven

GIBBONS, Stella: Westwood

GILBERT, Elizabeth: Eat, Pray, Love see also here and here and here

GILBERT, Michael: After the Fine Weather

GILLARD, Linda:

GIONO, Jean: The Man Who Planted Trees

GOLDACRE, Ben: Bad Science

GORING, Rosemary: After Flodden

GRAFTON, Sue: A is for Alibi

GRAHAM, Caroline: Faithful Unto Death

GRAHAM, Eliza: Playing with the Moon

GRANT, Linda:

GREEN, Anna Katherine: X, Y, Z

GREENE, Graham: The End of the Affair

GRENVILLE, Kate:

GRIFFITHS, Elly:

GROVE,Valerie: Dear Dodie

GUINEY, Sue: Tangled Roots

H

HAHN, Daniel: Poetic Lives:Shelley

HALL, M R:

HARDY, Thomas:

HARRIS, Jane: Gillespie and I

HARRIS, Joane:

HARRIS, Robert:

HARTSHORNE, Pamela: Time’s Echo

HERRIOT, James: Cat Stories

HEYER, Georgette:

HILL, Reginald:

HILL, Susan:

HILL, Tobias: The Hidden

HISLOP, Victoria: The Sunrise

HOFFMAN, Alice: Practical Magic

HOLLOWAY, Richard: Leaving Alexandria: a Memoir of Faith and Doubt

HOLMS, Joyce:

HONORE, Carl: In Praise of Slow

HOROWITZ, Anthony: The House of Silk

HOWARD, Elizabeth Jane: All Change

HUGO, Victor: Les Miserables

HUNTER, Alan:

I

INNES, Michael: Death at the President’s Lodging

IZNER, Claude: Murder on the Eiffel Tower

J

JACKSON, Mick: The Widow’s Tale

JACKSON, Shirley: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

JAKOBSEN, Dorte Hummelshøj:

JAMES, Christina: Sausage Hall

JAMES, Emmett: Admit One

JAMES, Henry:

JAMES, P D:

JAMES, Peter:

JARDINE, Quintin: Fallen Gods

JAZZ, Jane: Tantalus

JOHNSTON, Jennifer:

JONES, Alan: The Cabinetmaker

K

KEATING, H R F: A Detective at Death’s Door

KENNEDY, Emma: The Tent, the Bucket and Me

KERR, Philip: Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton

KILLEEN, Richard: A Short History of Scotland

KING, Stephen: The Shining

KINGSOLVER, Barbara:

KNIGHT, Alanna: The Inspector’s Daughter

L

LACKBERG, Camilla: The Drowning

LASKI, Marghanita:

LAWRENCE, D H:

LAWSON, Mary: Crow Lake

LEE, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird

LEE, Hermione: Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing

LEE, Laurie: Cider with Rosie

LEEGANT, Joan: Wherever You Go

LEHMANN, Rosamond: The Weather in the Streets

LELORD, Francois: Hector and the Search for Happiness

LEMBACH, Marti: Daniel Isn’t Talking

LENG, Flavia: Daphne du Maurier: a Daughter’s Memoir

L’ENGLE, Madeleine: A Wrinkle in Time

LEON, Donna:

LESSING, Doris: The Grass is Singing

LEVY, Andrea:

LEWYCKA, Marina: Two Caravans

LEWIS, C S: Letters to Malcom

LIVELY, Penelope:

LODGE, David: Deaf Sentence

LONDON, Jack: The Call of the Wild

LONG, James: Ferney

LOVETT, Charlie: The Bookman’s Tale

LYNCH, Jim: The Highest Tide

M

MACASKILL, Hilary: Agatha Christie at Home

MacKAY, John: Heartland

McBAIN, Ed: Cop Hater

McCALL SMITH, Alexander:

McCARTHY, Tom: Remainder

McCRACKEN, Elizabeth: The Giant’s House

McDERMID, Val: Cleanskin

McEWAN, Ian:

MacGREGOR, Neil: Shakespeare’s Restless World

MACINTYRE, Ben: Operation Mincemeat

MACLEAN, Shona:

McHAFFIE, Hazel: Over My Dead Body

McMAHON, Katharine:

MACPHERSON, Camilla:

McPHERSON, Catriona:

MADDEN, Deirdre: Molly Fox’s Birthday

MAITLAND, Karen:

MANKELL,  Henning: Faceless Killers

MANNING, Olivia

MANTEL, Hilary:

MARNHAM, Patrick: Wild Mary

MARR, Andrew: A Short Book About Drawing

MARSH, Ngaio: A Man Lay Dead

MARSTON, Edward: The King’s Evil

MASS OBSERVATION WRITERS: Our Longest Days

MATTESON, John: Eden’s Outcasts: the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father

MAUGHAM, Somerset:

MAWER, Simon: The Fall

MAY, Peter:

MEDIEVAL MURDERS: King Arthur’s Bones

MERCER, Jeremy: Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs

MEYER, Deon:

MITCHELL, David: Cloud Atlas

MOORE, Alison: He Wants

MORAN, Michelle: Nefertiti

MORTIMER, Peter: 100 Days on Holy Island: a Writer’s Exile

MORTON, Kate:

MOSTERT, Natasha: Season of the Witch

MOTION, Andrew: Silver:Return to Treasure Island

MUNRO, Alice: The View from Castle Rock

MURDOCH, Iris:

MURPHY, Dervla: Full Tilt: Dunkirk to Delhi by Bicycle

N

NEEL, Janet: Ticket to Ride

NEMIROVSKY, Irene:

NICHOLSON, Harry: Tom Fleck: a Novel of Cleveland and Flodden

NICOLSON, Juliet: The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadow in 1911

NIFFENEGGER, Audrey: Her Fearful Symmetry

O

OATES, Joyce Carol:

OCKLEY, Martha: The Reluctant Detective

O’CONNOR, Denis:

O’FARRELL, Maggie:

O’HAGAN, Andrew: Be Near Me

O’KANE, Janet: No Stranger to Death

OLSSON, Linda: Astrid and Veronika

ORCZY, Baroness:

OSWALD, James: The Hangman’s Song

P

PANTER-DOWNES, Mollie:

PARRY, Robert: The Arrow Chest

PATCHETT, Ann: The Magician’s Assistant

PAVER, Michelle: Dark Matter: a Ghost Story

PAVONE, Chris: The Expats

PAXMAN, Jeremy: The English: a Portrait of a People

PEARL, Matthew: The Poe Shadow

PEARTREE, Cecilia: Crime in the Community

PERRY, Anne: A Christmas Visitor

PICARDIE, Justine: Daphne

PILCHER, Rosamunde: The End of Summer

POLLOCK, John: Wilberforce

PORTIS, Charles: True Grit

PROULX, Annie: The Shipping News

PULLMAN, Philip:

Q

QIU, Xiaolong:

QUINDLEN, Anna: Blessings

R

RABAN, Jonathan: Surveillance

RANKIN, Ian:

READ, Miss: Christmas at Thrush Green

REEVE, Philip: Here Lies Arthur

RENDELL, Ruth:

ROBERTS, Michèle: Fair Exchange

ROBERTSON, James: The Testament of Gideon Mack

ROBINSON, Peter:

Inspector Banks  series:

Novels:

Short Stories:

ROBSON, Eric: The Border Line

ROE, Sue: The Private Lives of the Impressionists

ROSSITER, Joanna: The Sea Change

ROWLING, J K: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

S

SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita: All Passion Spent

SADLER, John: Flodden 1513: Scotland’s Greatest Defeat

SANSOM, C J :

SASSOON, Siegfried: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

SAVILLE, Malcolm: Seven White Gates

SAYERS, Dorothy L: The Nine Tailors

SCOTT, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe – see also here

SHAW, Catherine: The Riddle of the River

SHREVE, Anita:

SIMENON, Georges:

SIMMONS, Dan: Drood

SLATER, Nigel: Toast

SMITH, Dodie: I Capture the Castle

SMITH, Donald: The English Spy

SNOW, C P: Death Under Sail

SOSKICE, Janet: Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels

SPARK, Muriel: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie see also this post

STABENOW, Dana: A Cold Day for Murder

STEGNER, Wallace:

STEINBECK, John: Cannery Row

STEVENSON, Robert Louis: Tales of Terror

STEWART, Mary:

STOCKETT, Kathryn: The Help

STOKER, Bram: Dracula

STOTT, Rebecca: Ghostwalk

STUART, Julia: Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo

SUMMERSCALE, Kate: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

SÜSKIND, Patrick: Perfume: the story of a murderer

SUSSMAN, Paul: The Lost Army of Cambyses

SUTCLIFF, Rosemary: The Witch’s Brat

T

TABER, Gladys & WESTER, Barbara: Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge

TARTT, Donna: The Secret History

TAYLOR, Andrew:

TEY, Josephine: The Franchise Affair

THOMPSON, Laura: Agatha Christie: An English Mystery

THORNTON, Rosy:

TINNISWOOD, Adrian: The Verneys

TODD, Barbara Euphan: Mr Blossom’s Shop

TOLKIEN, J R R: The Hobbit

TOMALIN, Claire: Jane Austen

TORDAY, Paul:

TWAIN, Mark:

TYLER, Anne: Digging to America

U

UPSON, Nicola:

V

VARGAS, Fred:

VICKERS, Salley: Where Three Roads Meet

VINE, Barbara:

W

WADDELL, Dan: The Blood Detective

WALLACE, Edgar: The Clue of the Twisted Candle

WALLMAN-GIRDLESTONE, Jane: The Three Graces

WALTERS, Minette:

WATERS, Sarah: The Little Stranger

WATT, Douglas:

WEBB, Mary: Gone to Earth

WELLS, H G: The Time Machine

WELSH, Louise:

WENTWORTH, Patricia: The Brading Collection

WHARTON, Edith: Ethan Frome

WILLIAMS, Shirley: Climbing the Bookshelves (autobiography)

WILSON, A N: The Potter’s Hand

WINSPEAR, Jacqueline:

WODEHOUSE, P G,

WOODRUFF, William – The Road to Nab End

WOOLF, Virginia: Death of a Moth and other essays – see also here

WRIGHT, Austin: Tony and Susan

WYNDHAM, John:

Y

YORKE, Margaret:

YOUNG, Angela:

YOUNG, Suzanne: Murder by Yew

Z

ZELTSERMAN, Dave: Pariah

ZOUROUDI, Anne:

ZUSAK, Markus: The Book Thief