{read in 2008}

  1. The Complete Short Stories of Saki
  2. Locked Rooms - Laurie R. King
  3. Murder in the Marais - Cara Black
  4. A Case of Two Cities - Qiu Xiaolong
  5. The Mule's Foal - Fotini Epanomitis
  6. Fetters of Fire - Bertha M. Clay [re-read]
  7. Sliver of Truth: A Novel - Lisa Unger
  8. The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy - Evelyn Waugh
  9. The Bay of Angels - Anita Brookner
  10. What I Loved - Siri Hustvedt
  11. Paris after the Liberation: 1944-1949 - Antony Beevor
  12. The Rockingdown Mystery - Enid Blyton [re-read]
  13. Arabella - Georgette Heyer
  14. The Rubadub Mystery - Enid Blyton [re-read]
  15. Falling Slowly - Anita Brookner
  16. These Old Shades - Georgette Heyer
  17. On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
  18. Horse Under Water - Len Deighton
  19. The Act of Roger Murgatroyd - Gilbert Adair
  20. Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
  21. One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
  22. They Call Me Naughty Lola: The LRB Personal Ads
  23. The Alienist - Caleb Carr
  24. Silent in the Sanctuary - Deanna Raybourn
  25. Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo - Gregory Curtis
  26. Edie: An American Biography - Jean Stein
  27. Death of an Expert Witness - P.D. James [re-read]
  28. Female Chauvinist Pigs - Ariel Levy
  29. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare - G.K. Chesterton
  30. Devil's Cub - Georgette Heyer
  31. Worrals Goes East - Captain W E Johns [re-read]
  32. The Inspector and Mrs Jeffries - Emily Brightwell
  33. Dead Sleep - Greg Iles
  34. Welcome Death - Glyn Daniel
  35. Frederica - Georgette Heyer
  36. Stasiland - Anna Funder
  37. A Friend in the Kitchen: Old Australian Cookery - Colin Bannerman
  38. Famous Trials - H. Hodge & J. H. Hodge (eds.) [re-read]
  39. Sinister Service - W. E. Johns [re-read]
  40. The Corinthian - Georgette Heyer
  41. The Reluctant Widow - Georgette Heyer
  42. Cousin Kate - Georgette Heyer
  43. Covet - Tara Moss
  44. A Perfect Evil - Alex Kava
  45. Murder on the Eiffel Tower - Claude Izner
  46. The Convenient Marriage - Georgette Heyer
  47. A Civil Contract - Georgette Heyer
  48. Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis
  49. Around the World With Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis
  50. Regency Buck - Georgette Heyer
  51. Snow Blind - P. J. Tracy
  52. The Closers - Michael Connelly
  53. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
  54. April Lady - Georgette Heyer
  55. Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel - Julian Symons
  56. The Night Ferry - Michael Robotham
  57. Powder and Patch - Georgette Heyer
  58. Hiroshima - John Hersey
  59. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë [re-read]
  60. Alamein to Zem Zem - Keith Douglas
  61. Tintin and the Secret of Literature - Tom McCarthy
  62. Pentimento - Lillian Hellman
  63. The Mask of Dimitrios - Eric Ambler
  64. My Blue Notebooks: The Intimate Journal of Liane de Pougy
  65. Before the Fact. A Murder Story for Ladies - Francis Iles
  66. Stamboul Train - Graham Greene
  67. Sleeping Doll - Jeffery Deaver
  68. The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  69. The Man in the Queue - Josephine Tey [re-read]
  70. The Victorian House - Judith Flanders
  71. 1939: The Last Season - Anne De Courcy
  72. Death of a Ghost - Margery Allingham
  73. The Welsh Girl - Peter Ho Davies
  74. The Secret Servant - Daniel Silva
  75. Roseanna - Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
  76. The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon
  77. Last Seen Wearing - Hillary Waugh
  78. The Foundling - Georgette Heyer
  79. My Favorite Mystery Stories - Maureen Daly [re-read]
  80. Cotillion - Georgette Heyer
  81. Smallbone Deceased - Michael Gilbert
  82. The Journal of Dora Damage - Belinda Starling
  83. Department of Dead Ends - Roy Vickers
  84. Malice Aforethought - Francis Iles
  85. The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris - Edmund White
  86. That Kind of Woman: Rebellious Stories by Colette, HD, Anaïs Nin, Virginia Woolf & others
  87. Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell
  88. Love in Amsterdam - Nicolas Freeling
  89. Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  90. Best "Thinking Machine" Detective Stories - Jacques Futrelle
  91. The Miernik Dossier - Charles McCarry
  92. The Red House Mystery - A. A Milne
  93. The Leavenworth Case - Anna Katharine Green
  94. The Lodger - Marie Belloc Lowndes
  95. Because of the Cats - Nicolas Freeling
  96. The Man in the Corner - Baroness Orczy
  97. Love of Fat Men - Helen Dunmore
  98. Daughter of the Desert: The Remarkable Life of Gertrude Bell - Georgina Howell
  99. Gun Before Butter - Nicolas Freeling
  100. The Man Who Ate Everything - Jeffrey Steingarten
  101. Best Max Carrados Detective Stories - Ernest Bramah Smith
  102. A Question of Proof - Nicholas Blake
  103. Cat Among the Pigeons - Agatha Christie [re-read]
  104. Passenger to Frankfurt - Agatha Christie [re-read]
  105. Rest and be Thankful - Helen Macinnes [re-read]
  106. The Venetian Affair - Helen MacInnes [re-read]
  107. Hidden Target - Helen MacInnes [re-read]
  108. Cloak of Darkness - Helen Macinnes [re-read]
  109. Fifty Years of Europe - Jan Morris
  110. Agent in Place - Helen MacInnes [re-read]
  111. Sultry Climates: Travel & Sex Since The Grand Tour - Ian Littlewood
  112. Ride a Pale Horse - Helen MacInnes [re-read]
  113. It Must've Been Something I Ate - Jeffrey Steingarten
  114. Carmilla - J. Sheridan Le Fanu [re-read]
  115. The Room In The Dragon Volant - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  116. Where Eagles Dare - Alistair MacLean [re-read]
  117. Women of the Left Bank - Shari Benstock
  118. Ice Station Zebra - Alistair Maclean [re-read]
  119. The Disappearing Floor - Franklin W. Dixon [re-read]
  120. The Unconquerable - Helen MacInnes
  121. The Double Image - Helen MacInnes [re-read]
  122. Corfu - Robert Dessaix
Books in red are by Australian or semi-Australian authors.

    {READ IN 2017}

    • 102.
    • 101.
    • 100.
    • 99. Spy - Bernard Newman
    • 98. Cargo of Eagles - Margery Allingham & Philip Youngman Carter
    • 97. The Mind Readers - Margery Allingham
    • OCTOBER
    • 96. The China Governess - Margery Allingham
    • 95. Hide My Eyes - Margery Allingham
    • 94. The Beckoning Lady - Margery Allingham
    • 93. The Tiger in the Smoke - Margery Allingham
    • 92. More Work for the Undertaker - Margery Allingham
    • SEPTEMBER
    • 91. Coroner's Pidgin - Margery Allingham
    • 90. Traitor's Purse - Margery Allingham
    • 89. The Fashion in Shrouds - Margery Allingham
    • 88. The Case of the Late Pig - Margery Allingham
    • 87. Dancers in Mourning - Margery Allingham
    • AUGUST
    • 86. Flowers for the Judge - Margery Allingham
    • 85. Death of a Ghost - Margery Allingham
    • 84. Sweet Danger - Margery Allingham
    • 83. Police at the Funeral - Margery Allingham
    • 82. Look to the Lady - Margery Allingham
    • 81. Mystery Mile - Margery Allingham
    • 80. The Crime at Black Dudley - Margery Allingham
    • 79. The White Cottage Mystery - Margery Allingham
    • 78. Murder Underground - Mavis Doriel Hay
    • 77. No Man's Land - David Baldacci
    • 76. The Escape - David Baldacci
    • 75. The Forgotten - David Baldacci
    • 74. Zero Day - David Baldacci
    • JULY
    • 73. Pilgrim's Rest - Patricia Wentworth
    • 72. The Case is Closed - Patricia Wentworth
    • 71. The Watersplash - Patricia Wentworth
    • 70. Lonesome Road - Patricia Wentworth
    • 69. The Listening Eye - Patricia Wentworth
    • 68. Through the Wall - Patricia Wentworth
    • 67. Out of the Past - Patricia Wentworth
    • 66. Mistress - Amanda Quick
    • 65. The Black Widow - Daniel Silva
    • 64. The Narrow - Michael Connelly
    • 63. The Poet - Michael Connelly
    • 62. The Visitor - Lee Child
    • 61. No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories - Lee Child
    • JUNE
    • 60. The Queen's Accomplice - Susan Elia MacNeal
    • 59. Mrs Roosevelt's Confidante - Susan Elia MacNeal
    • 58. The PM's Secret Agent - Susan Elia MacNeal
    • 57. His Majesty's Hope - Susan Elia MacNeal
    • 56. Princess Elizabeth's Spy - Susan Elia MacNeal
    • 55. Mr Churchill's Secretary - Susan Elia MacNeal
    • 54. A Lesson in Secrets - Jacqueline Winspear
    • 53. Hit & Run - Lawrence Block
    • 52. Hit Parade - Lawrence Block
    • 51. Hit List - Lawrence Block
    • 50. Six Were Present - E. R. Punshon
    • 49. Triple Quest - E. R. Punshon
    • MAY
    • 48. Dark is the Clue - E. R. Punshon
    • 47. Brought to Light - E. R. Punshon
    • 46. Strange Ending - E. R. Punshon
    • 45. The Attending Truth - E. R. Punshon
    • 44. The Golden Dagger - E. R. Punshon
    • 43. The Secret Search - E. R. Punshon
    • 42. Spook Street - Mick Herron
    • 41. Real Tigers - Mick Herron
    • 40. Dead Lions - Mick Herron
    • 39. Slow Horses - Mick Herron
    • APRIL
    • 38. Everybody Always Tells - E. R. Punshon
    • 37. So Many Doors - E. R. Punshon
    • 36. The Girl with All the Gifts - M. R. Carey
    • 35. A Scream in Soho - John G. Brandon
    • 34. A Murder is Arranged - Basil Thomson
    • 33. The Milliner's Hat Mystery - Basil Thomson
    • 32. Who Killed Stella Pomeroy? - Basil Thomson
    • 31. The Dartmoor Enigma - Basil Thomson
    • 30. The Case of the Dead Diplomat - Basil Thomson
    • 29. The Case of Naomi Clynes - Basil Thomson
    • 28. Richardson Scores Again - Basil Thomson
    • 27. A Deadly Thaw - Sarah Ward
    • MARCH
    • 26. The Spy Paramount - E. Phillips Oppenheim
    • 25. The Great Impersonation - E. Phillips Oppenheim
    • 24. Ragdoll - Daniel Cole
    • 23. The Case of Sir Adam Braid - Molly Thynne
    • 22. The Ministry of Fear - Graham Greene
    • 21. The Draycott Murder Mystery - Molly Thynne
    • 20. The Murder on the Enriqueta - Molly Thynne
    • 19. The Nowhere Man - Gregg Hurwitz
    • 18. He Dies and Makes No Sign - Molly Thynne
    • FEBRUARY
    • 17. Death in the Dentist's Chair - Molly Thynne
    • 16. The Crime at the 'Noah's Ark' - Molly Thynne
    • 15. Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh
    • 14. Night School - Lee Child
    • 13. The Dancing Bear - Frances Faviell
    • 12. The Reluctant Cannibals - Ian Flitcroft
    • 11. Fear Stalks the Village - Ethel Lina White
    • 10. The Plot - Irving Wallace
    • JANUARY
    • 9. Understood Betsy - Dorothy Canfield Fisher
    • 8. Give the Devil his Due - Sulari Gentill
    • 7. A Murder Unmentioned - Sulari Gentill
    • 6. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
    • 5. Gentlemen Formerly Dressed - Sulari Gentill
    • 4. While She Sleeps - Ethel Lina White
    • 3. A Chelsea Concerto - Frances Faviell
    • 2. Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul - H. G. Wells
    • 1. Heft - Liz Moore

    {READ IN 2016}

    • (K = Kindle; rr = re-read)
    • DECEMBER
    • 92. Richardson's First Case - Basil Thomson [K]
    • 91. The Alington Inheritance - Patricia Wentworth [K; rr]
    • 90. Orphan X - Gregg Hurwitz [K]
    • 89. The House of Godwinsson [Bobby Owen 24] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • 88. Music Tells All [Bobby Owen 24] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • 87. Helen Passes By [Bobby Owen 23] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • NOVEMBER
    • 86. It Might Lead Anywhere [Bobby Owen 22] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • 85. There's a Reason for Everything [Bobby Owen 21] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • 84. Secrets Can't Be Kept [Bobby Owen 20] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • OCTOBER
    • 83. Night's Cloak [Bobby Owen 19] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • 82. The Conqueror Inn [Bobby Owen 18] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • 81. The Diabolic Candelabra [Bobby Owen 17] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • 80. The Dark Garden [Bobby Owen 16] - E. R. Punshon [K]
    • SEPTEMBER
    • 79. Picture Miss Seeton - Heron Carvic [K]
    • 78. Down Under (Benbow Smith 4) - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 77. Walk with Care (Benbow Smith 3) - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 76. Danger Calling (Benbow Smith 2) - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 75. Fool Errant (Benbow Smith 1) - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 74. The Annam Jewel - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 73. Mr Zero - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 72. Will o' the Wisp - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 71. Red Shadow - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 70. Pursuit of a Parcel (Lamb 3) - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 69. Who Pays the Piper (Lamb 2) - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 68. The Blind Side (Lamb 1) - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 67. Outrageous Fortune - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 66. The Amazing Chance - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 65. Red Stefan - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • AUGUST
    • 64. The Coldstone - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 63. Anne Belinda - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 62. The Black Cabinet - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 61. Hue & Cry - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 60. The Skin Collector - Jeffery Deaver [K]
    • 59. The Kill Room - Jeffery Deaver [K]
    • 58. Nothing Venture - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 57. Kingdom Lost - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 56. Beggar's Choice - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 55. Hole and Corner - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 54. Touch and Go - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 53. The Red Lacquer Case - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 52. Run! - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 51. Fear by Night - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • JULY
    • 50. The Dower House Mystery - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 49. The Astonishing Adventure of Jane Smith - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 48. Weekend with Death - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 47. Blindfold - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 46. Silence in Court - Patricia Wentworth [K]
    • 45. Acts of the Assassins - Richard Beard [K]
    • JUNE
    • 44. Hack - Kieran Crowley [K]
    • 43. The Portable Veblen - Elizabeth McKenzie [K]
    • 42. The Spirit Murder Mystery - Robin Forsythe [K]
    • MAY
    • 41. The Ginger Cat Mystery - Robin Forsythe [K]
    • 40. The Pleasure Cruise Mystery - Robin Forsythe [K]
    • 39. The Polo Ground Murder - Robin Forsythe [K]
    • APRIL
    • 38. The Outsider - Jason Dean [K]
    • 37. The Hunter's Oath - Jason Dean [K]
    • 36. Missing or Murdered - Robin Forsythe [K]
    • 35. The Beetle - Richard Marsh [K]
    • MARCH
    • 34. A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell 1) - Deanna Raybourn [K]
    • 33. The Chimera Vector - Nathan M. Farrugia [K]
    • 32. An Infamous Army - Georgette Heyer [K]
    • 31. Mr Bazalgette's Agent - Leonard Merrick
    • 30. Don't Tell - Karen Rose [K]
    • 29. Say Goodbye - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 28. Gone - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 27. The Killing Hour - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 26. The Next Accident - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 25. The Third Victim - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • FEBRUARY
    • 24. The Perfect Husband - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 23. Find Her - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 22. Fear Nothing - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 21. Catch Me - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 20. Love You More - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 19. Live to Tell - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 18. The Neighbour - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 17. Hide - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 16. Alone - Lisa Gardner [K]
    • 15. The Humans - Matt Haig [K]
    • 14. Utopian Man - Lisa Lang
    • 13. Love Insurance - Earl Derr Biggers [K]
    • JANUARY
    • 12. The Ignition Effect - Viv Ronnebeck [K]
    • 11. My Brilliant Career - Miles Franklin [K]
    • 10. Dangerous & Unseemly - K. B. Owen [K]
    • 9. In Bitter Chill - Sarah Ward [K[
    • 8. Half a Crown - Jo Walton [K]
    • 7. Ha'penny - Jo Walton [K]
    • 6. Hilda Wade: A Woman with Tenacity of Purpose - Grant Allen [K]
    • 5. The Case of William Smith - Patricia Wentworth [K; rr]
    • 4. Blue Murder - Harriet Rutland [K]
    • 3. Bleeding Hooks - Harriet Rutland [K]
    • 2. Knock, Murderer, Knock! - Harriet Rutland [K]
    • 1. Ten Star Clues [Bobby Owen 15] - E. R. Punshon [K]