Inspired by The House at Riverton, I've gone on a bit of a mystery kick (as evidenced bellow):
- Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark: I've read two or three books by Spark and I didn't like a single one. I'm hoping that this satire about real-life alleged murderer Lord Lucan will win me over for Spark.
- The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin: Look! Another book involving a neglected family manner, secrets, and violence. This Swedish crime novel is sure to be gripping.
- Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown by Agatha Christie: This collection of Christie's shorter fiction looks thrilling. I read the first few pages and the story concerns a creepy doll. I expect to be frightened.
- The Anatomy of Deception by Lawrence Goldstone: a historical forensic / medical mystery involving set in Philadelphia? Yes, please!
- A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss: I read Liss' novel The Coffee Trader last autumn and really enjoyed it. This novel is set in London in 1719 and concerns the stock market. Typically I wouldn't pick up a "financial thriller" but The Coffee Trader concerned the financial side of the coffee industry and I thought it immensely interesting. Here's hoping the same goes with this Liss novel!