My Crime Fiction A – Z first posted on
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.