Another month, another pile of mysteries reviewed. As with last month, a number of new releases, a couple of classic authors, and, for the first time in ages, not a single historical mystery – how strange. As I’ve frequently mentioned, it’s been a busy time with a house move that’s taken up a fair bit of my time – so I only managed to read and review ten books. Hang on, that can’t be right…
So, with ten books to rate, surely that’s going to make the Puzzly – my book of the month – difficult to pick? Actually, it’s never been easier…
So the books reviewed were:
- The Death Of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upson
- Death In Elysium by Judith Cutler
- The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
- The Invisible Circle by Paul Halter
- A Perfect Death by Kate Ellis
- All Day And A Night by Alafair Burke
- World Of Trouble by Ben H Winters
- White Crocodile by K T Medina
- The Seat Of The Scornful by John Dickson Carr
- Sicken And So Die by Simon Brett
Any other month, there would be a few strong contenders vying for the right to provide my wallpaper for the next month – apart from a couple of strong classic mysteries, there’s the impressive debut novel White Crocodile from K T Medina. But everything else is swept away by the pre-apocalyptic World Of Trouble by Ben H Winters, finishing off a must-read trilogy featuring Hank Palace, The Last Policeman. If you haven’t encountered this series, I strongly recommend it.
As ever, check out Mysteries In Paradise for my fellow bloggers picks for the month’s reading and stick around for a busy August.