New Year & Over 40 Recommendations from the Latest SMSA Crime & Mystery Book Club

Welcome to 2016 and the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library crime & mystery book club's latest recommendations. All of them read over the holiday period. Click on the books listed below for reviews and information. Enjoy.

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker

The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

Her Royal Spyness Mysteries by Rhys Bowen

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Play Dead by Bill James

The Fall of Man in Wilmslow; The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh

Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School for Villainy by Shamini Flint

Shoulder The Sky by Anne Perry

Chosen Perry by Karen Grigsby Bates

Smoke and Mirrors by Kel Robertson

Grandad, There's A Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill

City of the Dead by Sara Gran

The Marathon Conspiracy by Gary Corby

Dishing The Dirt by M.C. Beaton

Chance Developments by Alexander McCall Smith

Even Days in the Wild by Ian Rankin

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

Dictator by Robert Harris

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

The Whites by Richard Price

The Spies of Warsaw; The Polish Officer; The World At Night by Alan Furst

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

The Dark Side of the Road by Simon R. Green

Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia Macneal

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs

Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B Parker

The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman

Singing the Sadness by Reginald Hill

Three Crooked Kings by Matthew Condon

Red Mass by Rosemary Aubert

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Georges Simenon

Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner

Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer

A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke

Acute Misfortune - The Life & Death of Adam Cullen by Erik Jensen

The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

See you next month.

 

Mystery Novels featuring a Celebration or Festival from the SMSA Library Crime Book Club

The last set of recommendations of crime novels for the year feature a celebration or festival. The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library Crime and Mystery Book Club meets once a month and you will be able to find next year's list of themes here at the library website -  http://smsa.org.au/library/. There are also some reviews done by readers.  

The Body in the Transept by Jeanne MDams             

Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander           

Michaelmas Tribute by Cora Harrison                 

Burial Rites by Hannah Alexander                         

Wycliffe and the Last Rites by W J Burley                       

The Feast of Stephen; and The Ferryman Will Be There by Rosemary Aubert                          

The Christmas Bow Murder by Bill Battison                     

St Peter’s Fair by Ellis Peters                                       

A Christmas Escape; and A Christmas Garland by Anne Perry                      

Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M C Beaton                               

The Advent Killer by Alastair Gunn                    

The Guilty by David Baldacci               

Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews               

Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman                                      

Twelve Drummers Drumming by C C Benison