On The Bookshelf (not line dance related)

For anyone interested, here’s what I am and have been reading.


Into The Water – Paula Hawkins


Frozen Grave – Lee Weeks

Telling Tales – Anne Cleeves

The Panda Theory – Pascal Garnier

The Good Liar – Nicholas Searle

The Hangman’s Song – James Oswald

A Legacy Of Spies – John le Carre

Steps to The Gallows – Edward Marston

Munich – Robert Harris

Crippen – John Boyne

Little Sister – Isabel Ashdown

Bed Of Nails – Antonin Varenne

The Crow Trap – Anne Cleeves

Retribution Road – Antonin Varenne

Shadow of the Hangman – Edward Marston

Jack the Ripper: Case Closed – Gyles Brandreth

Into The Night – Jake Woodhouse

The Other Side Of Silence – Philip Kerr

The Enemy Within – Edward Marston

Bull Mountain – Brian Panowich

Black Water – Louise Doughty

When The Bough Breaks – Jonathan Kellerman

Night Train To Jamalpur – Andrew Martin

The Girl in the Ice – Robert Bryndza

A German Requiem – Philip Kerr

The Pale Criminal – Philip Kerr

Dance Of Death – Edward Marston

The Night The Rich Men Burned – Malcolm Mackay

I See You – Clare Mackintosh

After The Silence – Jake Woodhouse

84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff

The Black Sheep – Sophie McKenzie

Taliban Cricket Club – Timeri Murari

The Sleeping and The Dead – Ann Cleeves

Canal Dreams – Iain Banks

Deeds Of Darkness – Edward Marston

Lehrter Station – David Downing

The Neon Rain – James Lee Burke

SS GB – Len Deighton

In A Cottage In A Wood – Cass Green

Prussian Blue – Philip Kerr

Mystery In The Channel –  Freeman Wills Crofts

The Sudden Arrival Of Violence –  Malcolm Mackay

Hope to Die – David Jackson

Touch – Elmore Leonard

Five Dead Canaries – Edward Marston

How A Gunman Says Goodbye – Malcolm Mackay

The Necessary Death Of Lewis Winter – Malcolm Mackay

Last Seen Alive – Claire Douglas

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shafer & Annie Barrows

Heat Of The Day – Elizabeth Bowen

Instrument Of Slaughter – Edward Marston

The Lady From Zagreb – Philip Kerr

Potsdam Station – David Downing

Murder On Sea – Julie Wassmer

A High Mortality Of Doves – Kate Ellis

Lovely Green Eyes – Arnost Lustig

The Stationmaster’s Farewell – Edward Marston

A Bespoke Murder – Edward Marston

Stettin Station – David Downing

Stars and Bars – William Boyd

This Sweet Sickness -Patricia Highsmith

Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton

The Chalk Pit – Elly Griffiths

Silesian Station – David Downing

Raylan – Elmore Leonard

Nutshell – Ian McEwan

Prague Fatale – Philip Kerr

Black Night Falling – Rod Reynolds

Complicity – Iain Banks

Zoo Station – David Downing

Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky – Patrick Hamilton

The Dark Inside – Rod Reynolds

Murder At The Savoy – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Fire Engine That Disappeared – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Last Train To Scarborough – Andrew Martin

The Laughing Policeman – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Man On The Balcony – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Man Who Went Up In Smoke Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

Roseanna Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Other Mrs Walker – Mary Paulson-Ellis

La Brava – Elmore Leonard

The One From The Other- Philip Kerr

Raven Black – Anne Cleeves

Super Cannes – JG Ballard

Playing With Fire – Tess Gerritsen

HHhH – Laurent Binet

My Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger

The Last Boat – John F Hanley

Oscar Wilde and The Murders At Reading Gaol- Giles Brandreth

The Sea Detective- Mark Douglas-Home

May Day Murder – Julie Wassmer

March Violets – Philip Kerr

Prisoners of Geography – Tim Marshall

Split Images – Elmore Leoonard

Maigret’s Dead Man – Georges Simenon

The Passenger – Lisa Lutz

The Woman In Blue – Elly Griffiths

Native Tongue –  Carl Hiaasen

Against The Tide – John F Hanley

The Saint Bids Diamonds – Leslie Charteris

No Mark Upon Her – Deborah Crombie

If The Dead Rise Not – Philip Kerr

The Whitstable Pearl Mystery – Julie Wassner

Number 11  – Jonathan Coe

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières

Methods of Sergeant Cluff – Gil North

Even Dogs In The Wild – Ian Rankin

The Woman In Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

Snow Blind – Ragnar Jonasson

Pronto – Elmore Leonard

Smoke and Mirrors – Elly Griffiths

What Happened to the Corbetts – Nevil Shute

Cold Earth – Ann Cleeves

Hitman Anders and Meaning Of It All -Jonas Jonasson

The Merchant’s House – Kate Ellis

The Blue Afternoon – William Boyd

Death In The Tunnel – Miles Burton

The Narrow Road To The Deep North – Richard Flanagan

Orkney Twilight – Clare Carson

A Most Wanted Man – John le Carre

The Rachel Papers – Martin Amis

Thursday’s Child – Nicci French

A Scream In Soho – John G Brandon

I’ll Never Be Young Again – Daphne  Du Maurier

Saving Sophie – Sam Carrington

Five Quarters Of The Orange – Joanne Harris

Calamity In Kent – John Rowland

The Ghost Fields – Elly Griffiths

The Rainbow & The Rose – Nevil Shute

SS Panzer Battalion – Leo Kessler

The Funeral Boat – Kate Ellis

The Murderer in Ruins – Cay Rademacher

The Book Of Ebenezer Page – G B Edwards

Death Of An Airman – Christopher St John  Sprigg

Pet Sematary – Stephen King

Oscar Wilde and The Vatican Murders – Gyles Brandreth

Missing, Presumed – Susie Steiner

The Battle Of Crete – George Forty

The Zig Zag Girl – Elly Griffiths

Sweet Caress – William Boyd

The Love Killers – Jackie Collins

City Of Tiny Lights – Patrick Neate

A Broken Land – Jack Ludlow

Heft- Liz Moore

The Paris Wife – Paula McLain

Under The Dragon’s Tail – Maureen Jennings

The Sleeper Awakes – H G Wells

The Sting of Death – Rebecca Tope

Cold Hearts – Gunnar Staalesen

Darkness Visible – William Golding

The Outcast Dead – Elly Griffiths

Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris

Summertime – Vanessa Lafaye

My Cousin Rachel – Daphne Du Maurier

India Black – Carol K Carr

Tyne Tees – John Nicholson

The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson

Devil Devil – G W Kent

Oscar Wilde & The Nest Of Vipers – Gyles Brandreth

Us – David Nicholls

The Light Of Day – Eric Ambler

Die Again – Tess Gerritsen

Teeside Blues – John Nicholson

Fair Stood The Wind For France – H E Bates

Dying Fall – Elly Griffiths

The House On The Strand – Daphne Du Maurier

The Ministry Of Fear – Graham Greene

An Old Captivity – Nevil Shute

Mrs de Winter – Susan Hill

The Writing On The Wall – Gunnar Staalesen

A Room Full Of Bones – Elly Griffiths

The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham

Junky – William S Burroughs

Listen To The Moon – Michael Morpurgo

The House Of Sleep – Jonathan Coe

The Lives of Stella Bain – Anita Shreeve

You – Caroline Kepnes

Teeside Missed – John Nicholson

Winter Men – Jesper Bugge Kold

Lonely Road – Nevil Shute

Starcrossed – AA Gill

A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

Teeside Steal – John Nicholson

Oscar Wilde and The Ring Of Death – Gyles Brandreth

Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

At Last – Edward St Aubyn

Frozen Grave – Lee Weeks

The Enchanted April – Elizabeth von Arnim

The World Is Full of Married Men – Jackie Collins

The Burning Sky – Jack Ludlow

Some Hope – Edward St Aubyn

The House At Sea’s End – Elly Griffiths

Bad News – Edward St Aubyn

Never Mind – Edward St Aubyn

The Stud – Jackie Collins

We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

Shame The Devil – George Pelecanos

The Stepford Wives – Ira Levin

The Good Father – Noah Hawley

Looking For Alaska – John Green

Oscar Wilde and The Candlelight Murders – Gyles Brandreth

The Beginner’s Goodbye – Anne Tyler

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink – Elvis Costello

The Janus Stone – Elly Griffiths

No Highway – Nevil Shute

Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden

The Scapegoat – Daphne du Maurier

Brazzaville Beach – William Boyd

The Sixties Boys – Alan Hammond

Philomena – Martin Sixsmith

The Haunting Of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths

Reckless (My Life)  – Chrissie Hynde

Stick – Elmore Leonard

Archipelago – Monique Roffey

The Dark Room – Rachel Seiffert

Oscar Wilde and The Dead Man’s Smile – Gyles Brandreth

Tampa – Alissa Nutting

The Mask Of Dimitrios – Eric Ambler

Rivers Of London – Ben Aaronovitch

Ablutions – Patrick Dewitt

The Long Firm – Jake Arnott

Rule Britannia – Daphne du Maurier

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

Saints of the Shadow Bible – Ian Rankin

Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut

Butcher’s Crossing – John Williams

The Boys From Brazil – Ira Levin

An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

Pop. 1280 – Jim Thompson

Cold As Ice – Lee Weeks

A Touch of Love – Jonathan Coe

Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris

The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

The Pregnant Widow – Martin Amis

Cape Fear – John D MacDonald

Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

A Kiss Before Dying – Ira Levin

Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier

Pagan Babies – Elmore Leonard

Sid James A Biography – Cliff Goodwin

Dead Air – Iain Banks

In The Springtime Of The Year – Susan Hill

The Comedians – Graham Greene

Curious Incident of The Dog In The Nightime – Mark Haddon

The Brave – Nicholas Evans

The Magus – John Fowles

Italian Shoes – Henning Mankell

The End Of The Wasp Season – Denise Mina

The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt

Tishomingo Blues – Elmore Leonard

Empire Of The Sun – J G Ballard

The Collector – John Fowles

The Time Machine – H G Wells

Solo (James Bond) – William Boyd

Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle – Lauren St John

Valley Of The Dolls – Jacqueline Susann

The Sweet Shop Owner – Graham Swift

The Mind’s Eye – Hakan Nesser

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson

The Fine Colour Of Rust – P A O’Reilly

The Switch – Elmore Leonard

The War Of The Worlds – H G Wells

England Made Me – Graham Greene

Road Dogs – Elmore Leonard

Dead Of Winter – Lee Weeks

All Quiet On The Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

The Blue Afternoon – William Boyd

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson

Scoop – Evelyn Waugh

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

The Winter Ghosts – Kate Mosse

Chilled To The Bone – Quentin Bates

The Perfect Murder – Peter James

Morvern Callar – Alan Warner

Swag – Elmore Leonard

Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

The Dinner – Herman Koch

The White Woman On The Green Bicycle – Monique Roffey

Dolly – Susan Hill


Pied Piper – Nevil Shute

Lolita – Vladimir Nabakov

Our Man In Havana – Graham Greene

Killshot – Elmore Leonard

Stoner – John Williams

The Eye Of The Leopard – Henning Mankell

Whiskey Galore – Compton MacKenzie

Crash – J G Ballard

All He Ever Wanted – Anita Shreeve

So Disdained – Nevil Shute Snowdrops – A D Miller

That Close (Autobiography) – Suggs

Homage To Catalonia – George Orwell

The Dwarves of Death – Jonathan Coe

Sun Dog – Monique Roffey

The Quiet American – Graham Greene

Starlight – Stella Gibbons

Uneasy Rider – Mike Carter

Shuttlecock – Graham Swift

Crow Lake – Mary Lawson

Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan

The Invisible Man – HG Wells

The Two Faces Of January – Patricia Highsmith

The Little Sister – Raymond Chandler

A Night On The Orient Express – Veronica Henry

Gold Coast – Elmore Leonard

Looking for Mr Goodbar – Judith Rossner

The Mist in the Mirror – Susan Hill

House of Meetings – Martin Amis

The Smoke Jumpers – Nicholas Evans

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – John le Carre

Destinations – Sheila O’Flanagan

To Sir With Love – E R Braithwaite

Comfort To The Enemy – Elmore Leonard

Up In Honey’s Room – Elmore Leonard

The Hot Kid – Elmore Leonard

Journey Into Fear – Eric Ambler

 The Other Side Of The Bridge – Mary Lawson

Star Struck – Val McDermid

The Bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

The Divide – Nicholas Evans

The Final Detail – Harlan Coben

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy

Glitz – Elmore Leonard

Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard

Goodbye To Berlin – Christopher Isherwood

Playback – Raymond Chandler

Borkmann’s Point – Hakan Nesser

Cat Chaser – Elmore Leonard

Pimp – Iceberg Slim

Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh

Mr Majestyk – Elmore Leonard

The Big Bounce – Elmore Leonard

Bandits – Elmore Leonard

Getting Rid Of Matthew – Jane Fallon

Stonemouth – Iain Banks

Death Row – Mark Pearson

Scarface – Armitage Trail

Unknown Man No 89 – Elmore Leonard

The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim – Jonathan Coe

Shrine – James Herbert

Last Stand at Saber River – Elmore Leonard

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen – Paul Torday

The Graduate – Charles Webb

Death Of A Dustman – M C Beaton

Hotel Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon – Stephen King

The Lady In The Lake – Raymond Chandler

The Comfort Of Strangers – Ian McEwan

The Falls – Ian Rankin

Bloodstream – Tess Gerritsen

The Adventures Of Sally – P G Wodehouse

Espedair Street – Iain Banks

Maximum Bob – Elmore Leonard

Farewell, My Lovely – Raymond Chandler

The Innocent – Ian McEwan

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers

Around the World In 80 Days – Jules Verne

The Crow Road – Iain Banks

A Week In December – Sebastian Faulks

Lucifer’s Tears – James Thompson

The Woman In Black – Susan Hill

The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler

The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler

Mr Paradise – Elmore Leonard

52 Pickup – Elmore Leonard

A Small Town In Germany – John Le Carre

Autobiography – Morrissey

The Blood Spilt – Asa Larsson

 Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon

Freaky Deaky – Elmore Leonard

The Life & Times Of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson

Dark Blood- Stuart MacBride

The Savage Altar – Asa Larsson

Doctor Slaughter – Paul Theroux

The Closed Circle – Jonathan Coe

No Country For Old Men – Cormac McCarthy

Out Of Sight – Elmore Leonard

Fatal Remedies – Donna Leon

Ripley Under Ground – Patricia Highsmith

In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

Black Skies – Arnaldur Indridason

Fanny Hill – John Cleland

The Rotters’ Club – Jonathan Coe

Solar -Ian McEwan

Greyfriars Bobby – Eleanor Atkinson

Outrage – Arnaldur Indridason

The Rain Before It Falls – Jonathan Coe

Our Kind Of Traitor – John le Carre

The New Confessions – William Boyd

A Question of Blood -Ian Rankin

Snow Blind – P J Tracy

Hypothermia – Arnaldur Indridason

Caught – Harlan Coben

Whistleblower – Tess Gerritsen

Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth

The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan

Creed – James Herbert

Little Sisters – Fay Weldon

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Artic Chill – Arnaldur Indridason

Snow Angels – James Thompson

Travels With My Aunt – Graham Greene

The Fog – James Herbert

The Draining Lake – Arnaldur Indridason

Nobody True – James Herbert

A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe

Absent in Spring – Mary Wetsmacott (Agatha Christie)

Voices – Arnaldur Indridason

Shadow – Karin Alvtegen

Westwood – Sylvia Gibbons

Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

Silence Of The Grave –  Arnaldur Indridason

Armadillo – William Boyd

The Catcher In The Rye – J D Salinger

Headhunters – Jo Nesbo

Jar City – Arnaldur Indridason

The Girl In Blue – P G Wodehouse

Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen

Puppet On A Chain – Alistair Maclean

The Death Of Grass – John Christopher

The Loneliness Of A Long Distance Runner – Alan Sillitoe

The Killing Place – Tess Gerritsen

Quintessential Tarantino – Edwin Page

Waiting For Sunrise  – William Boyd

The End Of The Affair – Graham Greene

Dolores Claiborne- Stephen King

Rabbit, Run – John Updike

The Broken Shore  – Peter Temple

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson

The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

 A Good Hanging – Ian Rankin

The Gum Thief – Douglas Coupland

On The Beach – Nevil Shute

Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd

Black Eyes by Dennis Potter

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Candide by Voltaire

Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

One Rainy Night – Richard Laymon

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors – Roddy Doyle

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Before I Go To Sleep – S J Watson

50 Shades Of Grey – E L James

The Burning Shore – Wilbur Smith

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid

Tamajao 241: POW Camp on the River Kwai – Ernest Warwick

Bared To You – Sylvia Day

Ruthless – William Boyd

Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan

Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

Testimony – Anita Shreeve

Mortal Causes – Ian Rankin

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

Any Human Heart – William Boyd

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Hope & Glory (A People’s History Of Modern Britain) – Stuart Maconie

Selected Tales – Edgar Allan Poe

An Ice Cream War – Wiliam Boyd

Juliet: Naked – Nick Hornby

On The Road – Jack Kerouac

Entombed – Linda Fairstein

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Strip Jack/The Black Book – Ian Rankin

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Sunbird/The Diamond Hunters – Wilbur Smith

Broken Silence – Danielle Ramsay

Tooth & Nail – Ian Rankin

Bad Blood – Linda Fairstein

The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz – Denis Avey

Knots & Crosses – Ian Rankin

The Club – Mandasue Heller

The Old Curiosity Shop – Charles Dickens

The Innocent – Harlan Coben

A Charmed Life – David Essex

The Front – Mandasue Heller

Life – Keith Richards

Good Morning Nantwich – Phill Jupitus

No Off Switch – Andy Kershaw

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