2009 Reviews

Books reviewed in 2009, listed in the order I read them 

  1. P D Martin – The Murderers’ Club (pub 2008, rating 4.5)
  2. Paulus Hochgatterer – The Sweetness of Life (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  3. Michael Robotham – The Night Ferry (pub 2008, rating 2)
  4. Aravind Adiga – The White Tiger (pub 2008, rating 5)
  5. Barbara Vine – The Minotaur (pub 2006, rating 2)
  6. Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Played With Fire (pub 2009, rating 5)
  7. Kerry Greenwood – Trick or Treat (pub 2008, rating 4)
  8. Leann Sweeney – Dead Giveaway (pub 2005, rating 2.5)
  9. Alex Barclay – Blood Runs Cold (pub 2008, rating 1)
  10. Alexander McCall Smith – Tears of the Giraffe (pub 2000, rating 4)
  11. Leah Giarratano – Voodoo Doll (pub 2008, rating 5)
  12. Lynda La Plante – The Red Dahlia (pub 2006, rating 2.5)
  13. Julie Hyzy – State of the Onion (pub 2008, rating 3)
  14. S J Bolton – Sacrifice (pub 2008, rating 4)
  15. Fred Vargas – The Three Evangelists (pub 2006, rating 4)
  16. Linwood Barclay – No Time For Goodbye (pub 2007, rating 3.5)
  17. Kathryn Fox – Skin and Bone (pub 2007, rating 4)
  18. Marele Day – The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender (pub 1988, rating 3.5)
  19. Anne Holt – What is Mine (pub 2001, rating 3.5)
  20. Kate Atkinson – When Will There Be Good News (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  21. Sue Grafton – T is for Trespass (pub 2007, rating 4.5)
  22. Louise Penny – Dead Cold (pub 2006, rating 2.5)
  23. Karen Dionne – Freezing Point (pub 2008, rating 2)
  24. Johan Theorin – Echoes From the Dead (pub 2008, rating 5)
  25. Ann Purser – Murder on Monday (pub 2002, rating 3)
  26. Hilary Bonner – When the Dead Cry Out (pub 2003, rating 2)
  27. Michelle Gagnon – The Tunnels (pub 2007, rating 3.5)
  28. Chris Womersley – The Low Road (pub 2007, rating DNF)
  29. Patricia Hall – Devil’s Game (pub 2009, rating 4)
  30. Rhys Bowen – Her Royal Spyness (pub 2007, rating 4)
  31. James Lee Burke – The Tin Roof Blowdown (pub 2007, rating 3)
  32. Emily Toll – Murder Will Travel (pub 2002, rating 1)
  33. Felicity Young – An Easeful Death (2007, rating 4)
  34. Vicky Delany – Valley of the Lost (pub 2009, rating 4)
  35. Kathy Reichs – Devil Bones (pub 2008, rating 1)
  36. Laura Lippman – What the Dead Know (pub 2007, rating 3)
  37. Adrian Hyland – Diamond Dove (pub 2006, rating 5)
  38. Daniel Kalla – Pandemic (pub 2005, rating 2.5)
  39. Jincy Willet – The Writing Class (pub 2008, rating 4)
  40. Iain Pears – The Raphael Affair (pub 1990, rating 4)
  41. Tom Rob Smith – Child 44 (pub 2008, rating 4.5)
  42. Vanda Symon – Overkill (pub 2007, rating 3.5)
  43. Lee Harris – The Good Friday Murder (pub 1992, rating 2.5)
  44. Jeffrey Deaver – The Broken Window (pub 2008, rating 2.5)
  45. Daniel Silva – Prince of Fire (pub 2005, rating 4)
  46. Kaye Morgan – Death by Sudoku (pub 2007, rating 0.1)
  47. Michael Connelly – The Lincoln Lawyer (pub 2005, rating 3.5)
  48. Stephen Booth – Blood on the Tongue (pub 2002, rating 2)
  49. Claude Izner – Murder on the Eiffel Tower (pub 2007, rating 3.5)
  50. M.R. Hall – The Coroner (pub 2009, rating 3.5)
  51. Karin Slaughter – Skin Privilege (pub 2007, rating 1)
  52. Mo Hayder – Ritual (pub 2008, rating 4)
  53. Deanna Raybourn – Silent in the Grave (pub 2007, rating 1)
  54. Patricia Cornwell – The Front (pub 2008, rating 2.5)
  55. Stav Sherez – The Black Monastery (pub 2009, rating 4)
  56. Katherine Howell – The Darkest Hour (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  57. Rosemary Martin – It’s a Mod Mod Mod Mod Murder (pub 2005, rating 3)
  58. Elizabeth George – Careless in Red (pub 2009, rating 2.5)
  59. Linda Fairstein – Killer Heat (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  60. Various authors – The Chopin Manuscript (pub 2007, rating 3.5)
  61. Hailey Lind – Shooting Gallery (pub 2006, rating 3.5)
  62. Charles Todd – Search the Dark (pub 2008, rating 4)
  63. Leah Giarratano – Black Ice (pub 2009, rating 5)
  64. Gianluca Morozzi – Black Out (pub 2008, rating 1)
  65. Inger Ash Wolfe – The Calling (pub 2008, rating 4)
  66. Lisa Gardner – Alone (pub 2008, rating 2)
  67. Joanne Harris – Gentlemen and Players (pub 2006, rating 2)
  68. Kate Summerscale – The Suspicions of Mr. Wicher (pub 2009, rating 4.5)
  69. Michael Robotham – Shatter (pub 2008, rating 305)
  70. Karen Alvtegen – Missing (pub 2006, rating 5)
  71. Matt Rees – The Saladin Murders (pub 2008, rating 5)
  72. Denise Mina – Garnethill (pub 1999, rating 5)
  73. L.J. Sellers – The Sex Club (pub 2007, rating 3.5)
  74. Elizabeth Peters – Crocodile on the Sandbank (pub 1975, rating 3.5)
  75. P.D. Martin – Fan Mail (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  76. Jeff Abbott – Panic (pub 2006, rating 3)
  77. Camilla Lackberg – The Ice Princess (pub 2009, rating 4)
  78. Lee Child – Gone Tomorrow (pub 2009, rating 2)
  79. Cynthia Baxter – Murder Packs a Suitcase (pub 2008, rating 2.5)
  80. Reginald Hill – A Cure for all Diseases (pub 2009, rating 5)
  81. Clare Langley-Hawthorne – Consequences of Sin (pub 2007, rating 4)
  82. Phillip Gwynne – The Build Up (pub 2008, rating 5)
  83. Carolyn Hart – Dead Days of Summer (pub 2006, rating 3)
  84. Dick Francis – Silks (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  85. S.H. Couriter – Ligney’s Lake (pub 1971)
  86. Colin Cotterill – The Coroner’s Lunch (pub 2005, rating 5)
  87. Natsuo Kirino – Out (pub 2004, rating 2)
  88. Jonathan Kellerman – Bones (pub 2009, rating 2)
  89. Donna Moore – Go to Helena Handbasket (pub 2009, rating 4)
  90. Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (pub 2009, rating 5)
  91. Joseph Telushkin – The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Wahl (pub 1987, rating 3.5)
  92. Ann Cleeves – White Nights (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  93. Ake Edwardson – Frozen Tracks (pub 2008, rating 4)
  94. Chris Grabenstein – Tilt A Whirl (pub 2007, rating 4)
  95. Steve Martin – Born Standing Up (pub 2007, rating 3)
  96. Dorothy Johnston – The Trojan Dog (pub 2000, rating 1)
  97. Margot Kinberg – Publish or Perish (pub 2008, rating 3.5)
  98. Various authors – The Copper Bracelet (pub 2009, rating 3.5)
  99. Elaine Viets – Murder Between the Covers (rating 2.5)
  100. Harlan Coben – Tell No One (pub 2000, rating 3.5)
  101. Agatha Christie – Dead Man’s Folly (pub 1956, rating 4)
  102. Henning Mankell – The Dogs of Riga (pub 1991, rating 4)
  103. Ian Sansom – Mr Dixon Disappears (pub 2006, rating 3.5)
  104. Karin Fossum – Don’t Look Back (pub 2002, rating 5)
  105. Malla Nunn – A Beautiful Place to Die (pub 2008, rating 5)
  106. Linda Castillo – Sworn to Silence (pub 2009, rating 3.5)
  107. Linwood Barclay – Too Close to Home (pub 2009, rating 3.5)
  108. Yrsa Sigurdardottier – Last Rituals (pub 2008, rating 4)
  109. Ellis Peters – A Morbid Taste for Bones (pub 1977, rating 3.5)
  110. Chris Grabenstein – Mad Mouse (pub 2007, rating 4)
  111. Jarad Henry – Blood Sunset (pub 2008, rating 4)
  112. Sandra Brown – Chill Factor (pub 2005, rating 1)
  113. Susan Hill – The Various Haunts of Men (pub 2005, rating 4)
  114. Valerie S Malmont – Death, Lies, and Apple Pies (pub 1997, rating 3.5)
  115. Rebecca Tope – Blood in the Cotswolds (pub 2008, rating 3)
  116. Kerry Greenwood – Forbidden Fruit
  117. Timothy Hallinan – The Fourth Watcher (pub 2008, rating 4.5)
  118. Dorothy Gilman – The Amazing Mrs Pollifax (pub 1971, rating 3.5)
  119. Louise Doughty – An English Murder (pub 1998, rating 2)

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