Saturday, December 24, 2011

Top Ten Mysteries

I have read seventy mysteries in 2011! (Before January 1, 2011, I'd only read eleven.) These are the mystery authors I've read this year:
  • Agatha Christie
  • Dorothy Sayers
  • Rex Stout 
  • Alan Bradley
  • Carrie Bebris 
  • Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Wilkie Collins
  • Jill Paton Walsh 
  • Gyles Brandreth 
  • Josephine Tey
  • P.D. James
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Elizabeth Peters 
  • Kathy Lynn Emerson 
  • Marilee Brothers
  • Robert J. Randisi
  • Helen Grant
  • Anya Seton 
  • Ken Harmon 
And these are my top ten books:

The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match. Carrie Bebris. 2010. Tor. 317 pages.

The Woman in White. Wilkie Collins. 1860. 672 pages.

A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel. Alan Bradley. 2011. Random House. 399 pages.

Sad Cypress. Agatha Christie. 1939/2007. Black Dog & Leventhal. 256 pages.

The Moving Finger. Agatha Christie. 1942/2007. Black Dog & Leventhal. 208 pages.

Some Buried Caesar. Nero Wolfe Mystery. Rex Stout. 1938. Random House. 288 pages.

The Golden Spiders. Rex Stout. 1953. Random House. 206 pages.

4:50 From Paddington. Agatha Christie. 1957/2007. Black Dog & Leventhal. 288 pages.

Gaudy Night. Dorothy L. Sayers. 1936/1995. HarperCollins. 512 pages.

Strong Poison. Dorothy L. Sayers. 1930/1995. HarperCollins. 272 pages.

© 2011 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Fall Into Books said...

Awesome review! I may have to check this book out!

Susan said...

How awesome that you have read more mysteries than ever this year! Hurray! As it is my favourite genre along with fantasy. I like how the classics are on your favourites list too - Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Rex Stout. May you find more mysteries that you enjoy in 2012, Becky!