The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – December 2020

Well, and forgive the language, but this sodding year is almost over. Before we get into my review of this year’s reading – that’ll be up tomorrow – it’s time to take a look at December. Managed to get a lot of reading done, partly as the NHS App told me to self-isolate for the last week of term. A real shame to miss that part of the school term, but at least I had some confidence that I could safely spend Christmas Day with my parents-in-law.

Anyway, on to my array of December reading – so which is going to take the Puzzly for December?

Fourteen books in total – that’s a lot for December for me – with a mixture of old and new, and just the one that you’ll never find in a shop unless you’re very, very lucky. The contenders are:

Now this almost certainly is the hardest Puzzly to call in a long, long time. There are so many options to choose from…

So tempting to go for Mark Aldridge’s Poirot magnum opus, or for the conclusion of Kate Ellis’ trilogy, but I think I have to go for the author who has the honour of winning my Book of the Month for EVERY SINGLE MYSTERY NOVEL he’s ever published. The Marlow Murders Club ticks every box in what I’m looking for in a book – in particular the clues that you see when they occur but don’t realise their importance until it gets pointed out to them. Still smiling about the bit about the SPOILER that I really should have noticed…

Right be back tomorrow for the highlights (and a few lowlights) of my 2020 reading. See you then…

One comment

  1. A really great roundup chum. I have done very little fiction reading this year but thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction for next year (but Marsh is staying off the menu). Hope it is a very happy new year 😀


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