Books read in 2010


Mothernight by Sarah Stovell
The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson
Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans
Sanctuary by Edith Wharton
The Coroner by M R Hall
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks by John Curran
The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
Rambles Beyond Railways by Wilkie Collins
Pastworld by Ian Beck
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
The Affair of The Thirty Nine Cufflinks by James Anderson


Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue
Martha in Paris by Margery Sharp
True Deceiver by Tove Jansson
The Peachgrowers’ Almanac by Elaine di Rollo
Snapped in Cornwall by Janie Bolitho
Demobbed by Alan Allport
Aphrodite’s Workshop for Reluctant Lovers by Marika Cobbold
The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark
Twisted Wing by Ruth Newman
Bell Farm by M R Barneby
Talking About Detective Fiction by P D James
The Missing by Jane Casey


Archelaus Hosken’ Dilemma by F J Warren
Martha, Eric and George by Margery Sharp
The Tin-kin by Eleanor Thom
Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer
The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Love in the Sun by Leo Walmsley
The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
Roots and Stars by C C Vyvyan
Ruby’s Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni
A Room Swept White by Sophie Hannah
Paperboy by Christopher Fowler
Even The Dogs by Jon McGregor
Secret Son by Laila Lailami
Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francis Lelord


The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran
Checkout by Anna Sam
Curios by Richard Marsh
Miss Jemima’s Swiss Journal
The Twisted Heart
by Rebecca Gowers
Sarah Strick by Randle Hurley
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Cold Earth by Sarah Moss
Savage Lands by Clare Clark
This is How by M J Hyland
Haweswater by Sarah Hall
Sophie Cassmajor by Margery Sharp
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
Flowers for Mrs Harris by Paul Gallico
The Wilding by Maria McCann


One Thousand and One Ghosts by Alexandre Dumas
Marjory Fleming by Oriel Malet
To Bed With Grand Music by Marghanita Laski
Echoes From The Dead by Johan Theorin
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale
The Child by Jules Vallès
Inside The Whale by Jennie Rooney
After The Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkley
Trespass by Rose Tremain
I Coriander by Sally Gardner


The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill
The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini
The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
Nimrod’s Shadow by Chris Paling
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Sex and Stravinsky by Barbara Trapido
The Green Child by Herbert Read
The Ninth Wave by Russell Cellyn Jones


Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford
Florence and Giles by John Harding
Gigi by Colette
The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott
The Man Who Went Up In Smoke by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
Just Like Tomorrow by Faïza Guène
Love of Seven Dolls by Paul Gallico


The Thornthwaite Inheritance by Gareth P Jones
Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers
Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye Smith
The Herring in the Library by L C Tyler
The Lessons by Naomi Alderman
Tatty by Christine Dwyer-Hickey
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
The Man Who Disappeared by Claire Morrall
The Dinner Club by Saskia Noort
Forgetting Zoe by Ray Robinson


White Ravens by Owen Sheers
Murder at The Flood by Mabel Esther Allen
The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens
Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons
The Brontes Went to Woolworths by Rachel Ferguson
Lady Rose and Mrs Mammary by Ruby Ferguson
The Opposite of Falling by Jennie Rooney
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell
Room by Emma Donoghue


Manna From Hades by Carola Dunn
Faithful Place by Tana French
Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty
Paradise Creek by Leo Walmsley
Diamond Star Halo by Tiffany Murphy
The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela Brown (re-read)
A Colourful Mystery by Carola Dunn


Rendezvous by Esther Verhoef
The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn
The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr
Poem Strip by Dino Buzzati
Niki: The Story of a Dog by Tibor Déry
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
Beside the Sea by Veronica Olmi
Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill by Dimitri Verhulst
The End of the Alphabet by C S Richardson
Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M C Beaton


Meeting Monsieur Right by Muriel Zagha
The Sculptor’s Daughter by Tove Jansson
The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley
Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M C Beaton
A Long and Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
The Burying Beetle by Ann Kelley
An Unsentimental Journey Through Cornwall by Mrs Craik
The Third Miss Symons by F M Mayor
A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire by Charles Dickens and Others
Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M C Beaton
Winter Sonata by Dorothy Edwards

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