T is For
Trouble In Mind by Jeffery Deaver. When it comes to short stories, Deaver is the master of the evil twist. Trouble In Mind is his latest collection with the promise of more collections on the way in the none to distant future.
U is For
Ultimatum by Simon Kernick. If you want a guaranteed one sitting, race against time thriller you can’t go wrong with anything from Kernick, and whilst there are serial characters involved, the majority of books can be enjoyed as standalone novels.
V is For
Vendetta by Dreda Say Mitchell. Released on November 6th 2014, Vendetta sees a new direction for this award winning author. Watch out for LifeOfCri.me’s participation in next months Vendetta blog tour.
W is For
Watch Me by James Carol After recently finishing the first Jefferson Winter novel Broken Dolls, I can’t wait to get stuck into Watch Me. It’s also one of the books shortlisted for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Award 2014.
X is For
XO by Jeffery Deaver (bet you didn’t think I’d find an X did you?) The second Deaver of the week, XO is the third novel featuring Kathryn Dance as a lead following her introduction as a character in Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series, and it’s her best singular outing yet.
Y is For
You By Caroline Kepnes. A chilling account of unrelenting passion, and a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.
Z is For
Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. What A-Z of books wouldn’t be complete without a Patterson. As for me, I’m known for not being a fan of his production line style publishing, but I can’t deny that his books are addictive reads. That said, he needs to keep up that rate as my record for sitting and reading one of his books from beginning to end is 2hrs 27 minutes…..
M is For
Missing You by Harlan Coben, master of fast paced novels where the hidden pasts of ordinary people come back to haunt them with a killer twist at the end. Guaranteed thrillers.
N is For
Natural Causes by James Oswald. First of the so far four strong Inspector McLean series, fabulous reads that keep getting better and better. Carefully pictured here with what James calls a Heilan Coo cushion, because when he’s not writing he breeds these handsome cows.
O is For
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle, if you like a good coffee and your crime a little cosier, head over to this coffee shop mystery series.
P is For
Payback by Kimberley Chambers. Welcome to the East End of London, where even your family doesn’t always have your back…
Q is For
Quentin Bates. Author of the Icelandic based novels featuring Officer Gunnhilder. Frozen Out is the first in this series atmospheric, dark and intricately plotted masterpieces.
R is For
Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason. Another Icelandic based series, the 10th of Indridasons books to be translated into English sees us going back to the roots of my favourite damaged detective, Erlendur.
S is For
Sorrow Bound by David Mark. The third dark outing for DS Aector McAvoy.
F is For
Flesh House by Stuart MacBride. Flesh House is the fourth book in the Logan McRae series and is the pivotal point where a good character becomes a great character. It’s dark, gruesome and you’ll never look at bacon the same way again.
G is For
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller Book 5. The latest installment of just one of Michael Connelly’s fabulous series. If you love legal thrillers with a great twist, get into these.
H is For
Hostage by Kristina Ohlsson, I haven’t read this one yet but with its plot of a plane in flight being taken by force and being held for ransom it’s one I’m keen to read.
I is For
In The Dark by Mark Billingham. In The Dark was the first standalone novel that Billngham wrote after taking a break in his Tom Thorne series of novels. Since then however, main character Helen Weeks has appeared more often, crossing over and enhancing the Thorne books.
J is For
Joyland by Stephen King. I’ve only ever read one Stephen King novel, which was Mr Mercedes. I’m now moving on to try a few more recently adding this one to my TBR pile.
K is For
Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah. Always dark, detailed, and extremely well plotted, Sophie Hannah’s books are a guaranteed riveting read.
L is For
Long Way Home by Eva Dolan. Way too many good friends have told me this is brilliant. One day soon, I hope, I’ll get to find out…
A is for….
A Song For The Dying by Stuart MacBride. The second in the Ash Henderson series, this is a gritty, gripping tale that you won’t want to put down.
B is for….
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. High up in my To Be Read pile, I’m really keen to get to this one as it looks fabulous.
C is for….
Cut Out by Fergus McNeill. Book 3 in his series featuring DI Graham Harland, Cut Out had me up until the early hours of the morning determined to get it finished.
D is for….
Dead Men’s Dust by Matt Hilton. If you are a fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher or Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole & Joe Pike then you will love Matt Hilton. Dead Men’s Dust introduces us to Joe Hunter, a fabulous character who’s still going from strength to strength a fabulous 9 books later.
E is for….
Entry Island by Peter May. Shortlisted for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Award 2014, this is another book that has recently moved higher up my To Be Read pile.