'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Books Read 2011-2014

  1. Sisters of the Bruce 1292-1314, J.M. Harvey 
  2. The Truth of Stone, David Shaw Mackenzie 
  3. Murder on Clam Pond, Douglas Kiker
  4. The White Bird Passes, Jessie Kesson 
  5. Hide My Eyes, Margery Allingham
  6. The Cabinetmaker, Alan Jones 
  7. A Red Herring without Mustard, Alan Bradley 
  8. Malice Domestic, Mollie Hardwick
  9. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  10. Runner, Patrick Lee 
  11. Cloud Howe, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  12. The Wounded Spirit, Frank Peretti 
  13. Crime in the Community, Cecilia Peartree 
  14. The First Book of the McFlannels, Helen W. Pryde
  15. Death at The Dog, Joanna Cannan
  16. The Removers, Andrew Meredith
  17. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Alan Bradley 
  18. Evidence of Things Seen, Elizabeth Daly
  19. Wadmalaw, Bart Bare 
  20. Stay Where You Are And Then Leave, John Boyne 
  21. The Witch Door, Elisabeth Ogilvie 
  22. Of Sea and Cloud, Jon Keller
  23. Death by the Book, Julianna Deering
  24. Aoife's Chariot, Katherine Pathak
  25. Stolen Remains, Christine Trent 
  26. Hypocrisy, D.M. Annechino
  27. The Sea Detective, Mark Douglas-Home
  28. Frog in the Throat, E.X. Ferrars
  29. Speaking From Among the Bones, Alan Bradley 
  30. Dream of the Dead, M.G. Scarsbrook 
  31. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Maggie O'Farrell
  32. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, Alan Bradley 
  33. Treasures of the Earth, Jessica Stirling 
  34. The Hangman's Song, James Oswald 
  35. Creature Comforts, Jessica Stirling
  36. Blue Wicked (working title) , Alan Jones
  37. The Weir, Ruth Moore 
  38. Material Evidence, Bill Kirton 
  39. The Man in the Queue, Josephine Tey
  40. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
  41. Out of Dublin, Ethel Rohan 
  42. Sleeping With the Crawfish, D.J. Donaldson 
  43. The Blackhouse, Peter May 
  44. Instructions for a Heat Wave, Maggie O'Farrell
  45. Young Mrs. Savage, D.E. Stevenson
  46. Nest, Esther Ehrlich 
  47. The Low Road, A.D. Scott 
  48. Case for Sergeant Beef, Leo Bruce
  49. A Taste of Murder, Joanna Cannan 
  50. Murder Scholastic, Janet Caird 
  51. Perturbing Spirit, Janet Caird
  52. Heaven, Randy Alcorn
  53. Old Dogs, Donna Moore 
  54. The Hollow, Agatha Christie
  55. Mystery in White A Christmas Crime Story, J. Jefferson Farjeon
  56. Death of Yesterday, M.C. Beaton
  57. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Alan Bradley
  58. The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom 
  59. The Voice of the Corpse, Max Murray

  1. The Book of Souls, James Oswald
  2. Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery,  Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  3. The Shadowy Horses, Susanna Kearsley 
  4. A Proper Place, O Douglas 
  5. The Visit, Beverly Cochran 
  6. Cordelia Underwood: Or the Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League, Van Reid 
  7. The Seven Sleepers, Elizabeth Ferrars 
  8. The Silent Ones, Elisabeth Ogilvie
  9. Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Blood Stains, Catriona McPherson
  10. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie
  11. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  12. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte 
  13. A Son of the Rock, Jack Deighton 
  14. The Devil's Ribbon, D.E. Meredith
  15. My Antonia, Willa Cather 
  16. The Glass Guardian, Linda Gillard
  17. A Brush with Death, Sheila Pim
  18. A Beautiful Blue Death, Charles Finch 
  19. Letter's From Skye, Jessica Brockmole 
  20. The Other Side of the Bridge, Mary Lawson 
  21. Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell 
  22. The Fate of Mercy Alban, Wendy Webb 
  23. Death by a Honeybee, Abigail Keam 
  24. Goosefoot, Patrick McGinley 
  25. Footsteps in the Dark, Georgette Heyer 
  26. Back Story, Robert B. Parker
  27. Uninvited Guest, Sadie Jones 
  28. Rules of Murder, Julianna Deering 
  29. The Suspect, L.R. Wright 
  30. Knots and Crosses, Ian Rankin 
  31. Deed Without a Name, Dorothy Bower
  32. The Wolves of Andover, Kathleen Kent 
  33. From Out the Vasty Deep, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes 
  34. The Outcasts, Kathleen Kent
  35. The Masters of the House, Robert Barnard 
  36. Walk Into Yesterday, Mildred Davis
  37. The A.B.C. Murders, Agatha Christie 
  38. Bellman and Black, Diane Setterfield
  39. Burial Rites, Hannah Kent
  40. North Sea Requiem, A.D. Scott
  41. Ghastly Business, Louise Levene 
  42. The Returned, Jason Mott 
  43. Resolution, Robert B. Parker
  44. Ann and Her Mother, O. Douglas 
  45. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead, M.C. Beaton
  46. Sent to His Account, Eilis Dillon 
  47. Someone, Alice McDermott 
  48. After This, Alice McDermott 
  49. Pig's Can't Swim, Helen Peppe 
  50. Out of the Black, Robert Barnard 
  51. Snowblind, Christopher Golden
  52. The Very Dead of Winter, Mary Hocking
  53. Our Jubilee is Death, Leo Bruce 
  54. The Pew Group, Anthony Oliver
  55. Cold Mourning,  Brenda Chapman
  56. Stella Bain, Anita Shreve 
  57. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie,  Alan Bradley 
  58. The Vanishing, Wendy Webb 
  59. Little Joe, Michael E. Glasscock III 
  60. Ruby Red Heart in a Cold Blue Sea, Morgan Callan Rogers
  61. The Weed That String's the Hangman's Bag, Alan Bradley 
  62. The Winter People, Jennifer MacMahon 
  63. Summer Lightning, P.G. Wodehouse 

  1. Maureen Sarsfield   'Murder at Shots Hall'
  2. Elizabeth Ogilvie   'When the Music Stopped'
  3. Eilis Dillon  'Death at Crane's Court'
  4. George Douglas Browne  'The House with the Green Shutters' 
  5. O. Douglas  'The Day of Small Things'   
  6. Agatha Christie  'The Tuesday Club Murders' 
  7. Mary Roberts Rinehart   'The Man in Lower Ten'  
  8. John Dickson Carr   'The Case of the Constant Suicides'  
  9. Marion Chesney  'Snobbery with Violence'  
  10. M.C. Beaton  'Death of a Kingfisher'    
  11. Margaret Marshall Saunders  'Beautiful Joe'
  12. Elizabeth Cadell 'My Great Aunt Flora' 
  13. Sheila Pim  'Creeping Venom'
  14. Patrick Ness  'A Monster Calls'
  15. Anna Katharine Green 'The House in the Mist'
  16. Angela Thirkell 'Ankle Deep'
  17. Constance & Gwenyth Little 'The Black House'
  18. Wilkie Collins  'The Haunted Hotel'
  19. Norbert Davis    'Holocaust House'
  20. Michael Innes  'Death at the President's Lodging' 
  21. Damien Seaman  'The Killing of Emma Gross' 
  22. Compton MacKenzie 'Hunting the Fairies'
  23. Karen MacInerney  'Murder on the Rocks'
  24. Lucille Kallen   'Introducing C.B. Greenfield' 
  25. Maureen Sarsfield  Murder at Beechlands  
  26. Elizabeth Ogilvie     'Jennie About to Be' 
  27. Anna Katherine Green    'The Filigree Ball' 
  28. Linda Greenlaw   'Fisherman's Bend'
  29. Mildred Davis   'They Buried a Man'
  30. Herbert George Jenkins    'Malcolm Sage, Detective'
  31. O. Douglas    'Priorsford'
  32. James Oswald    'Natural Causes'
  33. Alice Tilton     'Dead Ernest'
  34. Eilis Dillon    'Death in the Quadrangle' 
  35. Carolyn Wells    'Raspberry Jam
  36. Rob Kitchin    'Killer Reels'
  37. Clarissa Draper   'The Sholes Key'
  38. Farley Mowat  'The Dog Who Wouldn't Be
  39. Josephine Tey  'A Shilling for Candles'
  40. Nicholas Evans   'The Horse Whisperer'
  41. Freeman Wills Croft   'The Pit Prop Syndicate
  42. Alan Garner   'The Owl Service' 
  43. Edgar Wallace    'The Clue of the Twisted Candle'
  44. Mary Roberts Rinehart  'Episode of the Wandering Knife'
  45. Janwillem van de Wetering  'The Maine Massacre
  46. Nicholas Blake  'There's Trouble Brewing
  47. Louise Penny  'Still Life a Mystery
  48. Richard Harding Davis  'In the Fog
  49. Frank Froest  'The Grell Mystery' 
  50. Edmund Crispin  'The Moving Toyshop'
  51. John Dickson Carr  'The Three Coffins'
  52. Cornell Woolrich  'The Black Curtain'
  53. Sue Miller  'The World Below'   audio book
  54. A.D. Scott 'Beneath the Abbey Wall
  55. Carolyn Hart  'Death in Paradise'  audio book
  56. A Hercule Poirot Short story audio book can't remember the name! 
  57. Joseph Le Fanu, 'The House by the Churchyard' 

  1. A.D. Scott  A Small Death in the Great Glen
  2. A Double Death on the Black Isle
  3. Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine  The Birthday Present
  4. Christopher Fowler  The Victoria Vanishes
  5. Bryant & Mays Off the Rails
  6. Stella Gibbons  Nightingale Wood
  7. Susanna Kearsley   The Winter Sea
  8. Louisa May Alcott   The Mysterious Key and What It Opened
  9. Elizabeth Gaskell   The Moorland Cottage
  10. Josephine Tey   Miss Pym Disposes
  11. Mary Roberts Rinehart    The Great Mistake
  12. Jo Nesbo   The Snowman
  13. O. Douglas   Penny Plain
  14. Beverly Cochran  The Housekeeper
  15. Ann Voskamp   One Thousand Gifts
  16. William F. Brown   The Undertaker
  17. Marie Therese Browne  Olga, A Daughter's Tale
  18. Wells Hastings  The Professor's Mystery
  19. T. Thomas Ackerman  The Safehouse
  20. Barbara forte Abate  The Secret of Lies
  21. Anna Dean   Bellfield Hall
  22. Bill O'Reilly    'Killing Lincoln'
  23. Compton MacKenzie   'Monarch of the Glen'
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