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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Books of 2013

Happy New Year! It's time for my third annual New Year's Day Booklist. I finished reading sixty-one books in 2013, caught up with some 'old friends' and discovered some wonderful new authors and series.

a few highlights from 2013

Here's the complete list, in order of reading:

Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce
The Siren by Alison Bruce
Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet
Away by Jane Urquhart
Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths
The Calling by Alison Bruce
Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor
A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie
A Double Death on the Black Isle  by A. D. Scott
On What Grounds – A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle
The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery  by Rhys Bowen
More than Sorrow by Vicki Delaney
Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery  by Rhys Bowen
Rack, Ruin and Murder by Ann Granger
Death of a Dancer (aka A Dangerous Affair) by Caro Peacock
The Silence by Alison Bruce
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore
Jack the Ripper: And the women whose lives he took by Susan McNicoll         
Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal         
The Cure by Athol Dickson
Inferno by Dan Brown
Naughty in Nice: A Royal Spyness Mystery  by Rhys Bowen
Wool by Hugh Howey
Bryant and May and the Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler  
Giving up the Ghost by Mary Logue
Bolero by Joanie McDonell
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany
Latte Trouble – A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle
Walking into the Ocean by David Whellams
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
Wiped Out by Barbara Colley
The Backs by Alison Bruce
The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Proof of Guilt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery) by Charles Todd
Always Remember by Sheila Seabrook
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Room with a Clue, Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery #1 by Kate Kingsbury
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak #1) by Dana Stabenow
Blue Monday by Nicci French
No Corners for the Devil by Olive Etchells
Shadows in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
Playing with Poison (Cue Ball Mystery #1) by Cindy Blackburn
Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet
Heirs and Graces: A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen
Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler 
Bricks and Mortality by Ann Granger    
Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood
Do Not Disturb, Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery #2 by Kate Kingsbury
Twelve Drummers Drumming by C.C. Benison               
Eleven Pipers Piping by C.C. Benison               
Ten Lords A-Leaping by C.C. Benison               
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Beneath the Abbey Wall  by A. D. Scott
Valley of the Lost by Vicki Delany

First up for 2014:
On the Kobo Mini: Terms of Surrender by Sheila Seabrook
On Kindle for iPad: A Fatal Thaw (Kate Shugak #2) by Dana Stabenow
On Audible: Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood
And on good old-fashioned paper: Manna from Hades by Carola Dunn

What were your most memorable reads of 2013? Recommendations always welcome because there's no such thing as too many books.

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At 3:22 am, Blogger Sheila Seabrook said...

Happy New Year, Cheryl! Wow, it's hard to believe it's 2014 already. :)

Last year, I got hooked on the Chandler series, written by Joe Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson. It's not my normal reading material -- action, violence -- but the characters, especially the Chandler lead character, just sucked me in.

Thank you for including me on your 2013/14 lists, and here's to another entertaining year with our books!

At 3:49 pm, Blogger Cheryl said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Sheila! Thanks for the series recommendation. I'll have to check that one out. Wishing you much happy writing time in 2014!


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