Master List of Books Read In 2017

  1. The Pale Criminal by Philip Kerr (STARTED IN 2016).
  2. A German Requiem by Philip Kerr.
  3. Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin.
  4. The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney.
  5. He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly.
  6. The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden.
  7. Sirens by Joseph Knox.
  8. Police At The Station And They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty.
  9. Nothing But A Circus: Misadventures Among The Powerful by Daniel Levin.
  10. Is Islam An Enemy Of The West? by Tamara Sonn.
  11. The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman.
  12. Corpus by Rory Clements.
  13. Nancy Parker’s Spooky Speculations by Julia Lee.
  14. Slow Horses by Mick Herron.
  15. Dead Lions by Mick Herron.
  16. Real Tigers by Mick Herron.
  17. Spook Street by Mick Herron.
  18. Hoffer by Tim Glencross.
  19. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.
  20. Perfect Remains by Helen Fields.
  21. Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr.
  22. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
  23. Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby.
  24. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.
  25. A Twist Of The Knife by Becky Masterman.
  26. Crimson Lake by Candice Fox.
  27. The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
  28. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
  29. Fever by Mary Beth Keane.
  30. What Remains Of Me by A. L. Gaylin.
  31. The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom.
  32. Tease by Amanda Maciel.
  33. The Eye Of Minds by James Dashner.
  34. The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland.
  35. Beneath The Surface by Jo Spain.
  36. Seven For A Secret by Lyndsay Faye.
  37. They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story Of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery.
  38. Truevine by Beth Macy.
  39. The Last Act Of Hattie Hoffman by Mindy Mejia.
  40. Cast Iron by Peter May.
  41. Is Science Racist? by Jonathan Marks.
  42. A Handful Of Ashes by Rob McCarthy.
  43. The Fix by Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch.
  44. Cream Buns And Crime by Robin Stevens.
  45. Why Wall Street Matters by William D. Cohan.
  46. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.
  47. The Watcher by Ross Armstrong.
  48. Symphony For The City Of The Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. Anderson.
  49. From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters.
  50. The Break Down by B. A. Paris.
  51. The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney.
  52. Goodly And Grave In A Bad Case Of Kidnap by Justine Windsor.
  53. The Book Of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor.
  54. The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney.
  55. Faeries, Fiends & Flying Saucers edited by Kirsty Capes.
  56. Beyond The Wall by Tanya Landman.
  57. A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride.
  58. Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick.
  59. A Crime In The Family by Sacha Batthyany.
  60. Running Blind by Desmond Bagley.
  61. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale.
  62. The Cleaner by Elisabeth Herrmann.
  63. The Ice by Laline Paull.
  64. The Special Girls by Isabelle Grey.
  65. Bound by Benedict Jacka.
  66. Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell.
  67. The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker.
  68. Islam: The Essentials by Tariq Ramadan.

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

The Blurb On The Back:

See no evil.

Hear no evil.

Speak no evil.

Do no evil.

The Four Monkey Killer has terrorised Chicago for over five years.  Now he is dead.  When the police find his body, they discover he was on his way to deliver a message – one which proves he has taken another victim and this one might still be alive.

But even in death, the killer is taunting Detective Sam Porter, lead investigator on the 4MK taskforce.  A personal diary found on the body takes Porter in the mind of the most evil of psychopaths and he must unravel a twisted history in the hopes of finding the final victim before it’s too late. 

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Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

The Blurb On The Back:

Magic is a con game.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster.  There’s just one problem: his magic is gone.

As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace.  But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.

The first in a rich and compelling fantasy series bursting with tricks, traps and a devious talking squirrel cat.

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Bound by Benedict Jacka

The Blurb On The Back:

Alex Verus can see the future.  But he never thought he’d see this day.

Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability mage has made a terrible choice: he’s agreed to work for his old master once more.

Richard Drakh, the sadistic dark mage Alex escaped as an apprentice, has him in his clutches again.  And this time, Richard won’t let go so easily. 

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