{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 2018}

    • FEBRUARY
    • 30.
    • 29.
    • 28.
    • 27.
    • 26. The Grave's a Fine & Private Place - Alan Bradley
    • 25. This is What Happened - Mick Herron
    • 24. London Rules - Mick Herron
    • 23. The Third Eye - Ethel Lina White
    • 22. Thrice the Brindled Cat Hath Mewed - Alan Bradley
    • 21. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust - Alan Bradley
    • 20. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley
    • 19. Speaking from Among the Bones - Alan Bradley
    • JANUARY
    • 18. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
    • 17. Miss Ranskill Comes Home - Barbara Euphan Todd
    • 16. The Long Arm of the Law - Martin Edwards (ed.)
    • 15. Nobody Walks - Mick Herron
    • 14. The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
    • 13. Portrait of a Murderer - Anthony Gilbert
    • 12. Murder is a Waiting Game - Anthony Gilbert
    • 11. Tenant for the Tomb - Anthony Gilbert
    • 10. Death Wears a Mask - Anthony Gilbert
    • 9. Night Encounter - Anthony Gilbert
    • 8. The Visitor - Anthony Gilbert
    • 7. The Looking Glass Murder - Anthony Gilbert
    • 6. The Voice - Anthony Gilbert
    • 5. The Fingerprint - Anthony Gilbert
    • 4. Ring for a Noose - Anthony Gilbert
    • 3. No Dust in the Attic - Anthony Gilbert
    • 2. Uncertain Death - Anthony Gilbert
    • 1. She Shall Died - Anthony Gilbert

    {READ IN 2017}

    • DECEMBER
    • 134. Third Crime Lucky - Anthony Gilbert
    • 133. Death Takes a Wife - Anthony Gilbert
    • 132. Death Against the Clock - Anthony Gilbert
    • 131. Give Death a Name - Anthony Gilbert
    • 130. Riddle of a Lady - Anthony Gilbert
    • 129. And Death Came Too - Anthony Gilbert
    • 128. Snake in the Grass - Anthony Gilbert
    • 127. Footsteps Behind Me - Anthony Gilbert
    • 126. Miss Pinnegar Disappears - Anthony Gilbert
    • 125. Lady-Killer - Anthony Gilbert
    • 124. A Nice Cup of Tea - Anthony Gilbert
    • 123. Die in the Dark - Anthony Gilbert
    • 122. Death in the Wrong Room - Anthony Gilbert
    • 121. The Spinster's Secret - Anthony Gilbert
    • 120. Lift up the Lid - Anthony Gilbert
    • 119. Don't Open the Door - Anthony Gilbert
    • 118. The Black Stage - Anthony Gilbert
    • 117. A Spy for Mr Crook - Anthony Gilbert
    • 116. The Scarlet Button - Anthony Gilbert
    • 115. He Came by Night - Anthony Gilbert
    • 114. Something Nasty in the Woodshed - Anthony Gilbert
    • NOVEMBER
    • 113. Death in the Blackout - Anthony Gilbert
    • 112. The Woman in Red - Anthony Gilbert
    • 111. The Vanishing Corpse - Anthony Gilbert
    • 110. London Crimes - Martin Edwards (ed.)
    • 109. The Midnight Line - Anthony Gilbert
    • 108. The Clock in the Hatbox - Anthony Gilbert
    • 107. Dear Dead Woman - Anthony Gilbert
    • 106. The Bell of Death - Anthony Gilbert
    • 105. Treason in my Breast - Anthony Gilbert
    • 104. Murder has no Tongue - Anthony Gilbert
    • 103. The Man who Wasn't There - Anthony Gilbert
    • OCTOBER
    • 102. Murder by Experts - Anthony Gilbert
    • 101. The Perfect Murder Case - Christopher Bush
    • 100. The Plumley Inheritance - Christopher Bush
    • 99. Spy - Bernard Newman
    • 98. Cargo of Eagles - Margery Allingham & Philip Youngman Carter
    • 97. The Mind Readers - Margery Allingham
    • SEPTEMBER
    • 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
    • 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