|Hans Keilson, Don Taylor, Daniel Friedman, a couple by Roger Simon|
|I think most of these came from my trip to Lowestoft in July|
|Intriguing cover, what's the book about though?|
An uncompromising novel about what the rough striving of our darkest selves has brought us to at the opening of the 21st century. And "Morning Dark" is a hell of an exciting read to boot."--Robert Olen Butler
"[An] unsparring vision...William Faulkner is supposed to have said that all great American novels are about sons looking for fathers. He would have found much to recognize and admire in Daniel Buckman's "Morning Dark"."--Tom Nolan, "San Francisco Chronicle"
"Buckman is a master of character development and interpersonal analysis, and his slice-of-life tale of family dysfunction is right on target. Many men will identify with this family as they struggle to save themselves from the war still raging within." --"Library Journal" (starred review)
"A painfully beautiful saga...exceptional writing compels the reader on to the last page. This is a book that won't be easily forgotten." --"Booklist"
|Mark Timlin - PI series, Donald Goines, David Armstrong, Jack Higgins and Stan Lee - espionage-ish|
|Nele Neuhaus, Clay Reynolds, Bill James and Christopher Brookmyre|
|Gayle galore - though I have never read him, Tony Parsons|
|Brookmyre again, Mark Haddon x 2, Richard Price and Bill Fitzhugh|
|Fletcher Flora 50's crime, Robert Campbell, Herbert Lieberman, Jefferson Parker and Timlin again|
|Parker, Timlin, Rankin, Deaver and Iain McDowall|
|Child, Puzo, Koontz, Thompson, Harry Grey|
|Gerritsen (my wife's), Robert Wilson and 3 novelisations from an iconic UK TV show with Robbie Coltrane|
Thoughts on the above........I do hope I like Mike Gayle when I eventually get around to reading him. He doesn't write crime fiction, more sort of modern man - naval gazing - male chick-lit. Ditto Tony Parsons. Dean Koontz - loved him about 25 years ago, though mostly the last 4 or 5 from him over the past 10 years or so have disappointed. I still hold out a bit of hope that I re-discover that feeling I used to have when reading him.
There's a few that kind of resemble house bricks. Not especially looking forward to the Gerritsen.
Highlights......nothing stand out that I want to read immediately. I reckon I will enjoy most of them if or when I get there. Jefferson Parker - I have enjoyed in the past, though I haven't read him for a good while now. Ditto Robert Campbell and Herbert Lieberman.
Fletcher Flora - might come in handy if 1958 comes up as one of Past Offences' reading years.
Of the 50, I think I may have read possibly 3 before - both Mark Haddon books - definitely the first plus the Jim Thompson book.
50 more next week!
|ARMSTRONG||DAVID||LESS THAN KIND||1994||JM2||F|
|BATES||QUENTIN||CHILLED TO THE BONE||2013||GM3||F|
|BROOKMYRE||CHRISTOPHER||NOT THE END OF THE WORLD||1998||F|
|BROOKMYRE||CHRISTOPHER||ONE FINE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT||1999||F|
|BROOKMYRE||CHRISTOPHER||THE SACRED ART OF STEALING||2002||ADX2||F|
|BROWN||MOLLY||CRACKER - TO SAY I LOVE YOU||1994||C2||F|
|FLORA||FLETCHER||WHISPERS OF THE FLESH||1958||F|
|FRIEDMAN||DANIEL||DON'T EVER GET OLD||2012||BS1||F|
|GAYLE||MIKE||HIS 'N' HERS||1999||F|
|GAYLE||MIKE||BRAND NEW FRIEND||2005||F|
|GAYLE||MIKE||WISH YOU WERE HERE||2007||F|
|HADDON||MARK||THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME||2002||F|
|HADDON||MARK||A SPOT OF BOTHER||2006||F|
|HIGGINS||JACK||THE KEYS OF HELL||1965||PC3||F|
|KEILSON||HANS||LIFE GOES ON||1932||F|
|LIEBERMAN||HERBERT||NIGHT CALL FROM A DISTANT TIME ZONE||1982||F|
|NEUHAUS||NELE||SNOW WHITE MUST DIE||2013||B+K1||F|
|PARKER||T. JEFFERSON||THE TRIGGERMAN'S DANCE||1996||F|
|PARKER||T. JEFFERSON||COLD PURSUIT||2003||F|
|PARSONS||TONY||MAN AND WIFE||2002||HS2||F|
|ROBERTS||GARETH||CRACKER - TO BE A SOMEBODY||1995||C4||F|
|ROBERTS||GARETH||CRACKER - BEST BOYS||1996||C8||F|
|SEATON||MATT||THE ESCAPE ARTIST||2002||N|
|SIMON||ROGER L.||PEKING DUCK||1973||MW1||F|
|SIMON||ROGER L.||THE BIG FIX||1979||MW3||F|
|TIMLIN||MARK||GUN STREET GIRL||1990||NS3||F|
|TIMLIN||MARK||SHARMAN AND OTHER FILTH||1996||NS||F|
|TIMLIN||MARK||A STREET THAT RHYMED AT 3AM||1997||NS13||F|
|WILSON||ROBERT||A DARKENING STAIN||1998||BM4||F|