Category: Mystery/Crime

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Chosen by Jodie A group of Greek mythology students attempt to experience a higher level of being and in doing so carry out an evil act. ⫸ “There were many reasons why the The Secret History was such a hit with us all in… Continue Reading “The Secret History – Donna Tartt”

Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie A marshland recluse becomes tied up in a 1960s murder mystery, set in North Carolina  ⚑ “In the isolated marshlands of North Carolina, a young orphan named Kya lives alone, with only the local flora and fauna from… Continue Reading “Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens”

His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnett

READ FOR BOOKERTHON After Roderick Macrae admits to a triple murder in a remote Scottish community in 1869 the police and courts try to uncover his motive. ➤ “So, a crime story is shortlisted for the Man Booker. A crime story disguised as true crime no less. “Burnet purports… Continue Reading “His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnett”

The Shadow Of The Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo Set in post-war Barcelona, in this suspense novel a young boy choses a book from the Cemetery of Forgotten books and must protect it for life. ✎ “This book started with a bang with the main character Daniel visiting… Continue Reading “The Shadow Of The Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon”

The Turn Of The Screw – Henry James

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A gothic ghost story from 1898 set around an old English house and the governess who comes to take care of the motherless children. ✎ “Spine-chilling and riveting from the outset. There were so many possible outcomes and I… Continue Reading “The Turn Of The Screw – Henry James”

Pigeon English – Stephan Kelman

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Ghana migrant Harrison Opoku unbalances the hierarchical balance in his community when he speaks out about the murder of school mate. ✔ “Harri Opoku is 11 years old when he moves from Ghana to a London housing estate with his mother and sister.… Continue Reading “Pigeon English – Stephan Kelman”

And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy Considered Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, this whodunnit is set on an island where the invitees of a party must work out who is killing off the guests. ♥ “An interesting assortment of strangers are summoned as weekend guests to… Continue Reading “And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie”