I love P.D. James, especially the Adam Dalgliesh mysteries. Will definitely be reading all of them.
Dorothy L. Sayers‘ Peter Wimsey novels are also intriguing. I love the time period in which it is set and both Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey are lovable characters. Plan to read all the originals in this series.
Of course I also discovered what I didn’t like. Read all my reviews for Mystery and Crime Fiction Month.
I had planned on adding The Last Testament by Sam Bourne to this month’s set of reviews as well, but changed my mind once I finished reading it. I didn’t really like it – the plot, and characterisation left me uninterested and the writing was just okay. I didn’t want to add another review of a book I didn’t like.
During the course of this month, I have discovered other authors whose books I am yet to read:
- Kate Carlisle – Bibliophile Mystery
- Lynda La Plante – Lorraine Page series
- Simon Beckett – David Hunter series
- Preetham Gandhi – A Circle of Souls
- Fabrice Bourland – The Baker Street Phantom
- Kathy Reichs – Temperance Brennan series
I have also had a chance to read advance galley copies of the following thanks to NetGalley:
Charles Todd – Lonely Death (Ian Rutledge mystery #13) – Pub date Jan 4 2011
Laura Lippman – Girl in the Green Raincoat (Tess Monaghan novella) – Pub Date Jan 18 2011.
Watch out for reviews of these two new thrillers very soon.
Apart from finding more authors to read, I’ve also come across blogs that talk about crime fiction. Check out:
Any other crime fiction novels that you can recommend? Let me know. Will add them to my considerably large and still growing TBR pile that I’m chipping away at.