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Category Archives: Books

Steve Berry – Paris Vendetta
Mollie Hardwick – The Duchess of Duke Street
Deborah Crombie – In a Dark House
Jeffery Archer – Only Time Will Tell
Jeffery Archer – Sins of the Father
Deborah Crombie – Water Like A Stone
Deborah Crombie – A Share in Death
Deborah Crombie – All Shall Be Well
Deborah Crombie – Leave the Grave Green
Deborah Crombie – Mourn Not Your Dead
Deborah Crombie – Dreaming of the Bones
Dorothy L. Sayles – Gaudy Night
Elizabeth Wilhide – Ashenden
Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson – House of Evidence
Anne Holt – Blind Goddess
Deborah Crombie – Kissed a Sad Goodbye
Jo Nesbo – Headhunters
Peter May – The Blackhouse
K.O. Dahl – The Last Fix
James Thompson –Helsinki White
Torquil MacLeod – Meet Me in Malmo
Patrick Rothfuss – The Name of the Wind
Cara Black – Murder in Marais
Janwilliam van de Wetering – Outsider in Amsterdam
Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis – The Boy in the Suitcase
Oliver Nilsson-Julien – The Ice Cage
Denise Minta – Still Midnight
Mari Jungstedt – Unseen
Ysra Sigurdardottir – Last Rituals
Deborah Crombie – And Justice There Is None
Quentin Bates – Witerlude
Elizabeth Chadwick – A Place Beyond Courage
Caroline Graham – The Killings at Badger’s Drift
Elizabeth Chadwick – The Greatest Knight
Elizabeth Chadwick – The Scarlet Lion
Jack Needham – The Ambassador’s Wife
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Refugees
Deborah Larsen – The White
Frans Bengtsson – The Long Ships
Linda Hublek – Trail of Thread
Peter May – The Lewis Man
H.A. Crulley – The Bastard’s Crown
Amor Towles – The Rules of Civility
Michael Connelly – The Closers
Josephine Tey – The Daughters of Time
Bernard Cornwell – Lords of the North
James Thompson – Lucifer’s Tears
Sigrid Undset – Kristin Lavransdatter
Philippe Erlanger – St. Bartholomew’s Night
Bernard Cornwell – Sword Song
John Boyne – The House of Special Purpose
Bernard Cornwell – The Burning Land
Erich Maria Remarque – All Quiet on the Western Front
Derek B. Miller – Norwegian By Night
Lene Kaaberol & Agnete Friis – Invisible Murder
Michael Connelly – The Brass Verdict
Jussi Adler-Olsen – The Absent One
Bryna Kanzler – The Accidental Anarchist
Upton Sinclair – Jimmie Higgins
Katherine Howe – The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Willa Cather – One of Ours
James Thompson – Helsinki Blood
Edith Wharton – A Son at the Front
Upton Sinclair – World’s End
Jo Nesbo – The Bat
John Dos Passos – Three Soldiers
Rebecca West – The Return of the Soldier
Russell Hoban – Turtle Diary
Bernard Cornwell – 1356
Ford Madox Ford – Some Do Not
No More Parades
A Man Could Stand Up
Upton Sinclair – Between Two Worlds
Edmund White – Rimbaud
Robert Graves – Good-bye to All That
John Edwards Williams – Stoner
Fred Vargas – The Chalk Circle Man
Andrea Camilleri – The Shape of Water
John Boyne – The Absolutist
Robert K. Massie – Catherine the Great
Ake Edwardson – Death Angels
Louis deBernieres – Birds Without Wings
J.L. Carr – A Month in the Country
Renata Alder – Speedboat
Donna Leon – Death at La Fenice
Deborah Crombie – Where Memories Lie
Jacqueline Winspear – Massie Dobbs
Terry MacMillan – A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Charles Dickens – Little Dorrit
Hannah Kent – Burial Rites
Winifred Holtby – The Land of Green Ginger
Louise Penny – Still Life
Peter May – The Chessmen
Alan Bradley – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Emile Zola – The Fortunes of the Rougons
K.O. Dahl – The Man in the Window
Christopher Michael – Boy in Box
Lois Leveen – The Secrets of Mary Bowser
David Morrell – Murder as a Fine Art
James Patterson – Confessions: Private School Murders
Susannah Kerarsley – Rose Garden
David Fulmer – Chasing the Devil’s Tail
Rachel Kushner – Telex from Cuba
Libby Fisher Hellmann – Havana Lost
Fred Vargas – Seeking Whom He May Devour
Kate Kerrigan – Ellis Island
Charles Warren Adams – Notting Hill Mystery
Fred Vargas – Have Mercy on Us All
Louise Penny – A Fatal Grace
David Fulmer – Jass
Colin Dexter – Last Buss to Woodstock

Snowy Afternoon by sslyb
Snowy Afternoon, a photo by sslyb on Flickr.

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Jo Nesbo – Redbreast
Jo Nesbo – Nemesis
William Kent Krueger – Mercy Falls
William Kent Krueger – Copper River
M. Louisa Locke – Maids of Misfortune
Liza Murklund – Red Wolf
Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo – Roseanna
Jo Nesbo – The Devil’s Star
Arnaldur Indriðason – Voices
Caroline Leavitt – Pictures of You
Jussi Adler-Olsen – The Keeper of Lost Causes also known as Mercy
Arnaldur Indriðason – Arctic Chill
Patricia Falvey – The Yellow House
Robin Hobb – The City of Dragons
Henning Mankell – The Man Who Smiled
Laila Ibrahim – The Yellow Crocus
Jeffrey Shaara – To the Last Man
The Countess of Canarvon – Lady Almina…
Henning Mankell – Sidetracked
Henning Mankell – The Fifth Woman
Henning Mankell – One Step Behind
Henning Mankell – Firewall
Henning Mankell – Pyramid
Ake Edwardson – Sail of Stone
Arnaldur Indriðason – Hyperthermia
George Pelecanos – What it Was
M Stanford-Smith – The Great Lie
Robin Hobb & Megan Lindholm – The Inheritance
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – Dust to Ashes
Peter Hoeg – Smilla’s Sense of Snow
Henning Mankell – The Troubled Man
Henning Mankell – Before the Frost
Barry Forshaw -Death in a Cold Climate
Kerstin Ekman – Blackwater
Arnaldur Indriðason – Outrage
Jens Amundsen – Death on Pilot Hill
Anne Holt – 1222
Vilborg Davidsdottir – On the Cold Coast
Kjersti Scheen – Final Curtain
Jo Nesbo – The Snowman
Michael Connelly – A Darkness More than Night
Robt. Walker – Cuba Blue
Austin Kleon – Steal Like an Artist
Quentin Bates – Cold Comfort
Karen Miller – The Riven Kingdom
Clair Simon – Meow is for Murder
John M Schwartz – In the Shadow of Babylon
Jorn Lier Horst – Dregs
Michael Stark – The Island (1-4)
Michael Stark – The Island: Final Chapters
Michael Connelly – The Poet
Michael Connelly – The Narrows
Michael Connelly – Blood Work
Jackie Lee Miller – Cold Rock Creek
Tamar Myers – The Witch Doctor’s Wife
Louis Bayard – The Pale Blue Eye
Quentin Bates – Frozen Out
Dave Zeltserman – Fast Lane
Michael Ridpath – Edge of Nowhere
Michael Ridpath – Where Shadows Lie
Philipp Blom – The Vertigo Years
Margaret Redfern – Flint
Sally Gunning – The Window’s War
Mitchell James Kaplan – By Fire, By Water
Abigail Keam – Death by a Honeybee
Abigail Keam – Death by Drowning
Jeff Sharrett – The Brimstone Murders
Karin Alvtegen – Missing
Suzan Still – Commune of Women
Michael Ridpath – Where Shadows Lie
Nathan Singer – In the Light of You
Van Herrling – Makaika
Hans Koppel – She’s Never Coming Back
Asa Larrson – Sun Storm
Uyen Nicole Duong – Postcards from Nam
Peter Blauner – The Last Good Day
Helene Tursten – Detective Inspector Huss
Steffen Piper – Greyhound
Gretel Ehrlich – This Cold Heaven
Josh Stallings – Beautiful, Naked and Dead
Karin Fossum – He Who Fears the Wolf
Mike Dennis – Setup on Front Street
Christine Courtney – Trade Winds
Alice Loweecey – Force of Habit
Michael Connelly – Concrete Blonde
Threasa Ragin – A Knight in Central Park
Kathleen Marie Rice – The Butterfly Legacy
Jens Lapidus – Easy Money
Steve Berry – The Alexandria Link
Miles Corwin – Kind of Blue
Michael Connelly – The Black Echo
Asa Larsson – The Black Path
Asa Larsson – Until Thy Wrath Be Past
Michael Connelly – Trunk Music
Noah Gordon – The Physician
Michael Connelly – Angels Flight
Michael Connelly – City of Bones
Michael Ridpath – Far North
Michael Connelly – The Last Coyote
Karin Fossum – Don’t Look Back
Jo Nesbo – The Leopard
Kim Wright – The City of Darkness
Arni Thorarinsson – Season of the Witch
Cynthia Morris – Chasing Sylvia Beach
Brian Freeman – Ice Age
Wm. Kent Krueger – Boundary Waters
Kathy Hepinstall – Blue Asylum
C.E. Grudler – Last Exit in New Jersey
Leonard Pitts – Freedom
Deborah Crombie – No Mark Upon Her
Deborah Crombie – Now You May Weep

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Flint, War and Heaven by sslyb
Flint, War and Heaven, a photo by sslyb on Flickr.


The Pale Blue Eye by sslyb
The Pale Blue Eye, a photo by sslyb on Flickr.

Maggie and I Reading

Books read in 2011

Judson Roberts – Viking Warrior

Robin Hobb – Assassin’s Apprentice

Robin Hobb – Royal Assassin

Robin Hobb – Assassin’s Quest

Judson Roberts – Dragons from the Sea

Judson Roberts – The Road to Vengeance

Jerome K. Jerome – Three Men in a Boat

Oliver Potzsch -The Hangman’s Daughter

Terry Brooks – Kingdom for Sale — Sold

Matthew Bamberg et al – Killer Photos with Your iPhone

Robin Hobb – Golden Fool

James Barclay – Noonshade

Robin Hobb – Fool’s Errand

Robin Hobb – Fool’s Fate

Robin Hobb – Dragon Keeper

Robin Hobb – Dragon Haven

Robin Hobb -Shaman’s Crossing

Robin Hobb – The Forest Mage

Robin Hobb – Renegade’s Magic

David Liss – The Devil’s Company: A Novel

Jack Whyte – Order in Chaos

Edgar Rice Burroughs – The Land That Time Forgot

Greg Keyes – The Briar King

George R.R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons

Stephen R. Lawhead – The Skin Map

Greg Keyes – The Charnel Prince

Michael Connelly – The Lincoln Lawyer

Peter Anghelides – Torchwood: Another Life

Daniel Abraham – The Dragon’s Path

Stephen Parrish – The Tavernier Stones

Arnaldur Indridason – Jar City

Stephen R. Lawhead – The House of Bones

Arnaldur Indridason – Silence of the Grave

Holly Barbo – The Unraveling

CJ Lyons – Blind Faith

Elizabeth Mitchell – The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin

Nicolai Gogol – Taras Bulba

Darcie Chan – The Mill River Recluse

Chris Culver – The Abbey

PJ Alderman – The Killing Tide

Michael Connelly – The Black Ice

Mo Hayder – Pig Island

Deborah Sharpe – Mama Does Time

David Pedersen – Angst

Jennifer Donnelly – The Tea Rose

Henning Mankell – The Fifth Woman

Brian Morton – Starting out in the Evening

Valya Dudycz Lupescu – The Silence of the Trees

Jeff Shelby – Liquid Smoke

Michael Wallace – The Righteous

Michael Wallace – The Mighty and the Strong

Michael Connelly – Suicide Run

Carolyn Haines – Penumbra

Cory Doctorow – Clockwork Fagan

Max Allan Collins – True Detective

Rosalyn Story – Wading Home

Arnaldur Indridason -The Draining Lake

Michael Wallace – The Wicked

Renee Pawlish – This Doesn’t Happen in the Movie

Michael Connelly – The Angle of Investigation

Jennifer Donnelly – A Winter Rose

Anchee Min – Pearl of China

Dana Strabenow – Fire and Ice

Yannick Murphy – Here They Come

Laurence B. Brown – The Eighth Scroll

Tobias Wolff – This Boy’s Life

George Pelecaos – Right as Rain

Roger Stelljes – Deadly Stillwater

William Kent Krueger – Iron Lake

Daniel Leston – The Amun Chamber

Renee Pawlish – Tale Five

Layton Green – The Egyptian

Henning Mankell- The Dogs of Riga

Jim Fusilli – Narrows Gate

Hillary Jordan – Mudbound

Anzia Yezeirska – Hungry Hearts

Nathan Lowell – Ravenwood

Susanna Kearsley – Winter Sea

James A. Hetley – The Summer Country

Kathryn Sackett – The Help

Lindsay Buroker – Flash Gold

Dana England – Accomplished in Murder

David Hajdu – Positively 4th Street

Kathleen Morgan – Child of the Mist

Bold indicates favorites

James Michener – Chesapeake
Beaumont Newhall – The History of Photography
Peter-Cornell Richter – Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Chris Orwig – Visual Poetry
James Allen – As You Think
Steve Berry – Templar Legacy
Ken Follett – The Pillars of the Earth
Roxana Robinson – Georgia O’Keeffe
Harriet Lerner – The Dance of Intimacy
Bonnie Yochelson & Daniel Czitrom – Rediscovering Jacob Riis
Sharon Kay Penman – Time and Chance
Sharon Kay Penman – Devil’s Brood
Elana Dykewomon – Beyond the Pale
Leo Tolstoy – Resurrection
Chris Cleave – Little Bee
Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sara Donati – Lake in the Clouds
Sara Donati – Fire Along the Sky
Sara Donati – Queen of Swords
Sara Donati – The Endless Forest
Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Played with Fire
Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Rosanne Cash – Composed: A Memoir
Ali Davis – True Porn Clerk Stories
Jeff Lindsay – Darkly Dreaming Dexter
James Barclay – Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven 1)
Ken Follett – World Without End
Edward Rutherfurd – New York
Patrick Ness – The New World
Patrick Ness – The Knife of Never Letting Go
Karen Miller – The Empress
Jack Whyte – Standard of Honor
Patti Smith – Just Kids