What are you reading in 2014?

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What are you reading in 2014?

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1ted74ca
Jan 4, 2014, 5:18 pm

Finished a good one today: Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin. Both Rebus and Rankin are on top of their game!

2quartzite
Jan 5, 2014, 11:55 pm

Raven Blackby Ann Cleeves

3Rayaowen
Jan 6, 2014, 7:43 am

I've just settled in to reading Saints of the Shadow Bible. So glad Rebus is back.

4ted74ca
Editado: Jan 26, 2014, 5:11 pm

Finished The Hurting Distance by Sophie Hannah and thought it was a good read. I'd only read one other book by her before and hadn't thought it that good, but I'll look for more now at my library.

6ted74ca
Editado: Fev 23, 2014, 4:46 am

Just finished A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths. Love the character, Ruth, and always enjoy the books in this series.

7ted74ca
Mar 12, 2014, 12:40 am

Found another Sophie Hannah novel at my library, wish there were more available. This one was The Point of Rescue and I really liked it.

8ted74ca
Maio 5, 2014, 3:12 am

The Funeral Owl by Jim Kelly. I think I've read something by this author years ago, but this is the only one of his Phillip Dryden series that I've read. I really enjoyed it-now I have to start at the beginning of the series-this one is apparently the 7th.

9ted74ca
Editado: Maio 5, 2014, 3:13 am

The Funeral Owl by Jim Kelly. I think I've read something by this author years ago, but this is the only one of his Phillip Dryden series that I've read. I really enjoyed it-now I have to start at the beginning of the series-this one is apparently the 7th.

10ted74ca
Editado: Maio 8, 2014, 5:07 pm

One of my favourite authors; just wish I could like the detective in this series! The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill.

11ted74ca
Maio 25, 2014, 5:51 pm

Garnethill by Denise Mina. This was a big hit with me; really enjoyed the characters, the dark humour, the grittiness and the social themes.

Put On by Cunning by Ruth Rendell. Not a great one; I thought it pretty boring.

12ted74ca
Jul 3, 2014, 4:51 pm

The Water Clock by Jim Kelly. Fair to good rating; I like the descriptive writing and the humour, but the suspense just wasn't there for me in this one.

13ted74ca
Editado: Jul 29, 2014, 4:15 am

The latest in one of my favourite series: The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths.

14ted74ca
Jul 30, 2014, 4:27 am

A good psychological thriller: The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry

15ted74ca
Ago 2, 2014, 4:30 am

A very so-so read: Stone Killer by Sally Spencer.

16ted74ca
Ago 7, 2014, 7:12 pm

I'm feeling lonely - the only one posting here for some time- where is everyone else and what are you reading?

I just read The Black- Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black, author of the Quirke series, and really liked it.

17JaneAustenNut
Ago 7, 2014, 8:11 pm

I just ordered the Hamish Macbeth series from Better World Books ( 26 volumes ) and am looking forward to starting to read them in order. I have the series on DVD and greatly enjoyed it. I love British, Irish and Scottish mysteries. It seems our relatives from across the big pond are much better at writing and portraying on video great cozy mysteries.

18VivienneR
Ago 9, 2014, 12:47 pm

>16 ted74ca: Sorry Terry, I haven't been posting much, but always lurking here.

My last mystery was The Red Road by Denise Mina which was wonderful. I really enjoy the character Alex Morrow. Before that, I read The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty, a mystery set in Northern Ireland that was OK, but not as good as I thought it would be.

19ted74ca
Ago 11, 2014, 5:25 pm

18. Glad to know I'm not alone in this group! I too, really like Denise Mina's novels; they appeal to me despite the grimness and bleakness of the stories-I find quite a lot of humour in them, actually. I've just requested The Red Road from the library.

20VivienneR
Ago 13, 2014, 5:05 pm

>19 ted74ca: "I've just requested The Red Road from the library."

I know you will enjoy that one.

>17 JaneAustenNut: I love Hamish Macbeth too. My last one was an audiobook read by Graeme Malcolm that was excellent. I'll be looking out for more Hamish Macbeth audiobooks, especially with that narrator.

21ted74ca
Ago 21, 2014, 2:01 pm

I just finished the second novel in the Philip Dryden mystery series: The Fire Baby by Jim Kelly. Not great, but fairly decent read.

22ted74ca
Set 3, 2014, 7:08 pm

The Red Road by Denise Mina. I really like her novels, despite their grittiness, or maybe because of that.

23ted74ca
Set 16, 2014, 1:28 pm

24quartzite
Set 29, 2014, 12:56 am

Just finished Where the Bodies are Buried by Christopher Brookmyre and starting on the sequel When the Devil Drives and enjoying them both, although many other fans of his previous hard-boiled screwball style novels were lukewarm about these.

25ted74ca
Editado: Out 3, 2014, 1:23 pm

Just finished Tara French's latest novel; I absolutely love her books. This one is not my favourite of hers, but good nonetheless: The Secret Place.

26ted74ca
Nov 23, 2014, 3:11 am

New writer, for me, anyway: Cath Staincliffe. The novel was Dead to Me. Good read. If you're a fan of the Scott and Bailey TV series, you'll like this prequel to the TV show.

27ted74ca
Editado: Nov 30, 2014, 5:28 pm

No one's reading British or Irish crime fiction anymore??? I just finished The Beat Goes On by Ian Rankin- a complete collection of his Rebus short stories, and I really enjoyed it.

28Thrin
Dez 1, 2014, 4:45 am

>27 ted74ca: I, too, enjoyed the Rebus stories. I wonder what Rankin is cooking up for us next.

I'm looking for more British and Irish crime fiction just now and shall probably try something by Tara French.

Re Denise Mina: I agree.... very gritty. A bit too much grit for me actually.

29ted74ca
Editado: Dez 17, 2014, 3:40 am

I read another one in the Philip Dryden mystery series: The Moon Tunnel by Jim Kelly. I normally quite like his writing-I find it descriptive and almost lyrical at times, but I couldn't quite get into the story in this one.

30Thrin
Dez 19, 2014, 5:12 am

Reading The Secret Place by Tana French. About a fifth of the way into it and am tiring of all the teenage characters. They are all, like, OMG, so not interesting.

31ted74ca
Dez 30, 2014, 5:12 pm

re @30. Yes, I agree-normally I absolutely love Tana French's books, but the teenage conversation in the The Secret Place really drove me crazy as well.

32ted74ca
Dez 30, 2014, 5:13 pm

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