I discovered several new authors this year & read new instalments in some favourite series. The Serpent Pool by Martin Edwards is the latest in his Lake District series & I’m looking forward to the next book, The Hanging Wood, in the New Year. This series has everything I enjoy in a mystery. Atmospheric setting, great plot & a relationship between the main characters that has me on tenterhooks.
Ann Cleeves’s award-winning Shetland Quartet had somehow passed me by until this year when I read the last book, Blue Lightning, first. I’ve since gone back to White Nights & Raven Black. Again, a great location & intriguing characters made these books highlights for me this year.
Elly Griffiths was another new author for me this year. I read the first two books in her series about Ruth Galloway, forensic anthropologist & can’t wait for the third to be published next year. Here are links to my reviews of The Crossing Places & The Janus Stone.
Non Fiction tomorrow!