Full reading list

Knee-High, the Free Library mascot, in 1938, adding to his reading list.

Silk roads / Peter Frankopan
The unseen / Roy Jacobsen
Call me by your name / Andre Aciman
Daniel Defoe's railway journey / Stuart Campbell
The death of her / Debbie Howells
The plague charmer / Karen Maitland
Death on the river / Clare Chase
Kolymsky Heights / Lionel Davidson
The pearl fishers / Robin Jenkins
The haunting of Hill House / Shirley Jackson
The last hours / Minette Walters
The last asylum / Barbara Taylor
Mallowan's memoirs / Max Mallowan
The salt path / Raynor Winn
The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle / Stuart Turton
That awful mess on the Via Merulana / Carlo Emilio Gadda
Me Cheeta / James Lever
Darkest day / Hakan  Nesser
Beyond the truth / Anne Holt


Uncle Silas / Sheridan Le  Fanu
The mistletoe murder / P.D. James
Asterix in Britain / Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Anthea Bell, Derek Hockridge
Asterix the Gaul / Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Anthea Bell, Derek Hockridge
Kingdom of Twilight / Steven Uhly
The fellowship of the ring / J.R.R. Tolkien
In a glass darkly / Sheridan Le Fanu
Murder on the marshes / Clare Chase
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Lost for words / Edward St. Aubyn
All the light we cannot see / Andrew Doerr
Oblomov / Ivan Goncharov
The long, long trail / Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Queen of the desert / Georgina Howell
A death in the family/ Karl Ove Knausgaard
The White Priory murders / Carter Dickson
Swann's way / Marcel Proust
Journey to the centre of the earth / Jules Verne
The riddle of Birdhurst Rise / Richard Whittington-Egan
Last term for Helen / Margaret Biggs
Shadow of the crescent moon / Fatima Bhutto
The Raphael affair / Iain Pears
London rain / Nicola Upson
4 3 2 1 / Paul Auster
The young detectives / R.J. McGregor
English journey / J.B. Priestley
The Allingham casebook / Margery Allingham
The Lady of the Rivers / Philippa Gregory
British dinosaurs / Chris Wardle, Dan Sharp and Tony Carter Protestants / Alex Ryrie
Memories of the surrounding villages of March
Elephants can remember / Agatha Christie
Babylon Berlin / Volker Kutscher
No echo / Anne Holt
The wind on the moon / Eric Linklater
Ripper / Isabel Allende
A glimpse of Sion's glory / Isabel Colegate
The holy blood and the holy grail / Henry Lincoln, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh
One dark lie / Clare Chase
Manon des Sources (Book 2 of The water of the hills) / Marcel Pagnol
Jean de Florette (Book 1 of The water of the hills) / Marcel Pagnol
The sea ahead / Shally Hunt
Travellers in the Third Reich / Julia Boyd
Ask a policeman / Members of the Detection Club
The boat (Das Boot) / Lothar-Gunther Buchheim
The undesired / Yrsa Sigurdarðottir
Sea and islands / Hammond  Innes
Red lights / Georges Simenon
The genius of birds / Jennifer Ackerman
The orphan choir / Sophie Hannah
It / Stephen King
Four to score / Janet Evanovich
Why did you lie? / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The hound of death / Agatha Christie
Several strangers / Claire Tomalin
Mozart's starling / Lyanda Lynn Haupt
The second Pan book of horror stories
Life after life / Kate Atkinson
A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens
The decline of the English murder / George Orwell
Playing with fire / Tess Gerritsen
The book smugglers of Timbuktu / Charlie English
The rise and fall of the dinosaurs / Steve Brusatte
A dodo at Oxford / edited by Philip Atkins and Michael Johnson
The arc of the swallow / Sissel-Jo Gazan
The John Marsh journals. Volume II
The John Marsh journals. Volume I
The history man / Malcolm Bradbury
The scent of death / Andrew Taylor
They were counted / Miklos Banffy
Northanger Abbey / Jane Austen
Z for Zachariah / Robert C. O'Brien
A colder war / Charles Cumming
A very English scandal / John Preston
Levkas Man / Hammond Innes
The wheel on the school / Meindert DeJong
Two brothers / Ben Elton
Maigret and the young girl / Georges Simenon
Shadow of the hangman / Edward Marston
The witches / Stacy Schiff
The Penguin book of the British short story. Volume 2
The worst journey in the world / Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Death in Cyprus / M.M. Kaye
To the bright edge of the world / Eowyn Ivey
Description of Wales / Giraldus Cambrensis
Itinerary through Wales / Giraldus Cambrensis
Dead Joker / Anne Holt
Conspiracy / S.J. Parris
The story of my life / Giacomo Casanova
Damsel in distress / P.G. Wodehouse
The unbearable lightness of being / Milan Kundera
Enter pale death / Barbara Cleverly
An officer and a spy / Robert Harris
Revisionists / Thomas Mullen
A taste for death / P.D. James
Fear in the sunlight / Nicola Upson
The unwomanly face of war / Svetlana Alexievich


Five at the office Christmas party / Bruno Vincent
On the map / Simon Garfield
The things they carried / Tim O'Brien
The Ragamuffin mystery / Enid Blyton
A small town in Germany / John Le Carre
Black and blue / Ian Rankin
Someone like you / Roald Dahl
A stranger's house / Clare Chase
The golden age of murder / Martin Edwards
The mistletoe bride, and other haunting tales / Kate Mosse
The Pillars of the earth / Ken Follett
The underground railroad / Colson Whitehead
The book of Merlyn / T.H. White
The once and future king / T.H. White
The wire in the blood / Val McDermid
The rest is noise / Alex Ross
Chernobyl Prayer / Svetlana Alexievich
Nocturnal animals / Austin Wright
L'Affaire du Saint-Fiacre / Georges Simenon
The Master and Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov
The rose of Tibet / Lionel Davidson
Titanic lives / Richard Davenport-Hines
The Count of Monte Cristo / Alexandre Dumas, pere
The Pan book of horror stories / selected by Herbert van Thal
20,000 leagues under the sea / Jules Verne
Our man in Havana / Graham Greene
The silence of the sea / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The girl in the photograph / Kate Riordan
SPQR / Mary Beard
The lion's mouth / Anne Holt and Berit Reiss-Andersen
Daisy Fay and the miracle man / Fannie Flagg
The spring of Kasper Meier / Ben Fergusson
Three to get deadly / Janet Evanovich
A bear called Paddington / Michael Bond
When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi
Do not say we have nothing / Madeleine Thien
Trinity / Conn Iggulden
As I walked out one Midsummer morning / Laurie Lee
Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The bees / Laline Paull
The beautiful years / Henry Williamson
Comic sagas and tales from Iceland
At the Existentialist cafe / Sarah Bakewell
William and ARP / Richmal Crompton
The noose / Philip Macdonald
The infatuations / Javier Marias
The noise of time / Julian Barnes
A hero in France / Alan Furst
Josie's journey / Shaun Russell
Complete Orsinia : comprising Malafrena, Orsinian Tales, Orsinia songs and stories / Ursula K. Le Guin
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance / Robert M. Pirsig
The portable Veblen / Elizabeth McKenzie
Death of the Demon / Anne Holt
Eating people is wrong / Malcolm Bradbury
Stormbird / Conn Iggulden
The world before us / Aislinn Hunter
The Grey King / Susan Cooper
Dancers in mourning / Margery Allingham
The journals of Arnold Bennett
Why shoot a butler? / Georgette Heyer
Land of my dreams / Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Time is the fire : the best of Connie Willis
The girl on the train / Paula Hawkins
Everyone brave is forgiven / Chris Cleave
The silent traveller in London / Chiang Yee
The good wife's castle / Roland Vernon
The strange library / Haruki Murakami
River of darkness / Rennie Airth
Under another sky / Charlotte Higgins
The call of Cthulhu and other weird tales / H.P. Lovecraft
Passenger to Frankfurt / Agatha Christie
Magpie murders / Anthony Horowitz
The Brothers Lionheart / Astrid Lindgren
The potter's hand / A.N. Wilson
The guard / Peter Terrin
The betrayal / Helen Dunmore
Naples '44 / Norman Lewis
The Athenian murders / Jose Carlos Somoza
Around the world in eighty days / Jules Verne
Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad / M.T. Anderson
Blessed are those who thirst / Anne Holt
Resistance / Agnes Humbert
If I were you / P.G. Wodehouse
India : a million mutinies now / V.S. Naipaul
The Cranes Dance / Meg Howrey
Before she met me / Julian Barnes
Merivel : A man of his times / Rose Tremain
A journey to Arzrum / Alexander Pushkin
A hero of our time / Mikhail Lermontov
Last writes / Catherine Aird
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street / Helene Hanff
84 Charing Cross Road / Helene Hanff
The looking-glass war / John Le Carre
Before the war / Fay Weldon
Gone without a trace / Mary Torjussen
Road to Oxiana / Robert Byron
The spy who came in from the cold / John Le Carre
My grandmother sends her regards and apologises / Fredrik Backman
Five go on a strategy away day / Bruno Vincent
The great mortality / John Kelly
A murder of quality / John Le Carre
Restoration / Rose Tremain
Motives for murder / members of the Detection Club
Sirius / Jonathan Crown
The zig-zag girl / Elly Griffiths
The voice of doom / Adrian Wright
Everything is illuminated / Jonathan Safran Foer
Murder in the Museum / John Rowland
The Lammas Feast / Kate Sedley
Therapy / David Lodge
The Eiger Sanction / Trevanian
Selected ghost stories / E.F. Benson


Call for the dead / John Le Carre
Two for the dough / Janet Evanovich
A high wind in Jamaica / Richard Hughes
Blind goddess / Anne Holt
Reasons for staying alive / Matt Haig
Where do camels belong? / Ken Thompson
The Norfolk mystery / Ian Sansom
Closed casket / Sophie Hannah
One under / Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
La Reine Margot / Alexandre Dumas, pere
One for the money / Janet Evanovich
The dead lake / Hamid Ismailov
Maigret's Holiday / Georges Simenon
The Master and Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov
Salvation of a saint / Keigo Higashino
It's all absolutely fine / Ruby Elliot
The elephant whisperer / Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence
Fever / Mary Beth Keane
Falling in love / Donna Leon
The Fellowship of the Ring / J.R.R. Tolkien
I and my true love / Helen MacInnes
The wheel spins / Ethel Lina White
The murderer in ruins / Cay Rademacher
The distant echo / Val McDermid
Cat among the pigeons / Agatha Christie
Moriarty / Anthony Horowitz
The Rat-a-tat Mystery / Enid Blyton
The dynamite room / Jason Hewitt
Keep the home fires burning / Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Frenchman's Creek / Daphne du Maurier
The White Twilight / Madeleine Polland
The siege / Helen Dunmore
The making of home / Judith Flanders
The muses are heard / Truman Capote
The Rubadub Mystery / Enid Blyton
Fooling Houdini / Alex Stone
The last of Chéri / Colette
The Malevolent Comedy / Edward Marston
The God delusion / Richard Dawkins
The founding / Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The art of racing in the rain / Garth Stein
The axeman's jazz / Ray Celestin
Sophie's choice / William Styron
Days in the history of silence / Merethe Lindstrom
Career of evil / Robert Galbraith
Surprised by joy / C.S. Lewis
Strong poison / Dorothy L. Sayers
The town in bloom / Dodie Smith
Every second lost / Dylan Lawson
Testament of youth / Vera Brittain
Linda - as in the Linda murder / Leif G.W. Persson
The ghost fields / Elly Griffiths
The heart of the family / Elizabeth Goudge
Goodbye Piccadilly / Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The anatomy of murder / by members of The Detection Club
A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens
Strange shores / Arnaldur Indridason
Bliss, and other stories / Katherine Mansfield
Jeeves and the feudal spirit / P.G. Wodehouse
The haunting melody / Theodor Reik
The Master and Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov
Death at the bar / Ngaio Marsh
Get Wallace / Alexander Wilson
Paris after the liberation : 1944-1949 / Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper
By its cover / Donna Leon
Stepdog / Nicole Galland
The surgeon / Tess Gerritsen
All clear / Connie Willis
Dot con / James Veitch
Appointment with death / Agatha Christie
The paying guests / Sarah Waters
Quiet as a nun / Antonia Fraser
Lamentation / C.J. Sansom
The blazing world / Siri Hustvedt
The Ring o' Bells mystery / Enid Blyton
The new republic / Lionel Shriver
Cheri / Colette
Blackout / Connie Willis
Public library, and other stories / Ali Smith
The children's crusade / Henry Treece
House of shadows / Pamela Hartshorne
The devil and the river / R.J. Ellory
Whose body? / Dorothy L. Sayers
The Nonesuch / Georgette Heyer
Narrowboat / L.T.C. Rolt
Human voices / Penelope Fitzgerald
The Rilloby Fair Mystery / Enid Blyton
The death of Lucy Kyte / Nicola Upson
The Rockingdown Mystery / Enid Blyton
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day / Winifred Watson
Night train to Lisbon / Emily Grayson
How to live on a canal boat / Vaughan Tucker
The strangler's honeymoon / Hakan Nesser
Fire over England / A.E.W. Mason
Larkswood / Valerie Mendes
Death of an airman / Christopher St. John Sprigg
Then / Julie Myerson
Emil and the detectives / Erich Kästner

Vanity Fair / William Makepeace Thackeray
Strange weather in Tokyo / Hiromi Kawakami
A wolf in Hindelheim / Jenny Mayhew
One good turn / Kate Atkinson
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe / C.S. Lewis
A snow goose & other utopian fictions / Jim Perrin
The magician's nephew / C.S. Lewis
The Taliban Cricket Club / Timeri N. Murari
The strange voyage of Donald Crowhurst / Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall
I start counting / Audrey Erskine Lindop
A fatal winter / G.M. Malliet
The man in the queue / Josephine Tey
War memorial / Clive Aslet
Man's search for meaning / Viktor E. Frankl
Man at the helm / Nina Stibbe
I capture the castle / Dodie Smith
Ashes to dust / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The time traveller's guide to Elizabethan England / Ian Mortimer
Diary of a murder / Lee Jackson
The thin man / Dashiell Hammett
The Rabbit Back literature society / Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen
The rings of Saturn / W.G. Sebald
You think you know me / Clare Chase
The secret adversary / Agatha Christie
Medieval graffiti / Matthew Champion
Spies of the Balkans / Alan Furst
Black sky, black sea / Izzet Celasin
Pyramids / Terry Pratchett
Someone to watch over me / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The terrible privacy of Maxwell Sim / Jonathan Coe
Wylder's hand / J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Hour of the wolf / Hakan Nesser
Les miserables / Victor Hugo
Time's legacy / Barbara Erskine
Death in a white tie / Ngaio Marsh
The casual vacancy / J.K. Rowling
Reinventing Bach / Paul Elie
Dominion / C.J. Sansom
The amber spyglass / Philip Pullman
The silkworm / Robert Galbraith
In the teeth of the evidence / Dorothy L. Sayers
The falcons of fire and ice / Karen Maitland
The mask of Dimitrios / Eric Ambler
Tokyo Year Zero / David Peace
The Herb of Grace / Elizabeth Goudge
Angel / Elizabeth Taylor
Born Free / Joy Adamson
Peter Duck / Arthur Ransome
The code of the Woosters / P.G. Wodehouse
Travelling to work / Michael Palin
I remember you / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The bad quarto / Jill Paton Walsh
The subtle knife / Philip Pullman
Tom Brown's body / Gladys Mitchell
The Kon-Tiki expedition / Thor Heyerdahl
Miss Garnet's angel / Salley Vickers
Penguin lost / Andrey Kurkov
The Star of Kazan / Eva Ibbotson
On the beach / Nevil Shute
The Pilgrims' Way / Sean Jennett
A sentimental traitor / Michael Dobbs
A nocturnal expedition around my room / Xavier de Maistre
A journey around my room / Xavier de Maistre
Pigs have wings / P.G. Wodehouse
Summer of '76 / Isabel Ashdown
Secret history of Georgian London / Dan Cruickshank
Overture to death / Ngaio Marsh
The care and management of lies / Jacqueline Winspear
Station Eleven / Emily St. John Mandel
The puppet boy of Warsaw / Eva Weaver
Hangman's holiday / Dorothy L. Sayers
The last chronicle of Barset / Anthony Trollope
The winter folly / Lulu Taylor
The cuckoo's calling / Robert Galbraith
Basho's journey / Matsuo Basho, edited and translated by David Landis Barnhill
Two for the lions / Lindsey Davis
The last enemy / Richard Hillary
Rivers of London / Ben Aaronovitch
Paris / Edward Rutherfurd
The writing on the hearth / Cynthia Harnett
Enemies at home / Lindsey Davis
The Venetian venture / Suzette A. Hill
The fishing fleet / Anne de Courcy
The Middle Temple Murder / Joseph Smith Fletcher
The owl killers / Karen Maitland
Until thy wrath be past / Asa Larsson
The narrow road to the deep north / Richard Flanagan
Mrs. Robinson's disgrace / Kate Summerscale
The Prague cemetery / Umberto Eco
The broken road / Patrick Leigh Fermor
Between the woods and the water / Patrick Leigh Fermor
El Sistema / Geoffrey Baker
A time of gifts / Patrick Leigh Fermor
The haunted hotel / Wilkie Collins
The time traveller's guide to medieval England / Ian Mortimer
The Ipcress file / Len Deighton
Kafka on the shore / Haruki Murakami
The dog who came in from the cold / Alexander McCall Smith
The great and calamitous tale of Johan Thoms / Ian Thornton
The golden egg / Donna Leon
Woman's Hour : Celebrating sixty years of women's lives
The railway / Hamid Ismailov
Citadel / Kate Mosse
The lost prince / Frances Hodgson Burnett

Destination unknown / Agatha Christie
A delicate truth / John le Carre
The greatcoat / Helen Dunmore
A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens
Poirot's early cases / Agatha Christie
Drood / Dan Simmons
A home at the end of the world / Michael Cunningham
Through the evil days / Julia Spencer-Fleming
Greenwitch / Susan Cooper
Snowdrops / A.D. Miller
"The phantom rickshaw" and other eerie tales / Rudyard Kipling
The girl who fell from the sky / Simon Mawer
Lock 14 / Georges Simenon
Road to Rouen / Ben Hatch
The shooting party / Isabel Colegate
Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy
666 Charing Cross Road / Paul Magrs
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Mark Haddon
Smiley's people / John Le Carre
Restitution / Eliza Graham
The day of the triffids / John Wyndham
The enchanted April / Elizabeth von Arnim
A history of the world in 100 objects / Neil MacGregor
Royal Flash / George MacDonald Fraser
Three Act Tragedy / Agatha Christie
Night train for Lisbon / Pascal Mercier
The devotion of Suspect X / Keigo Higashino
The Satanist / Dennis Wheatley
The summer book / Tove Jansson
Black Box / Amos Oz
Candlenight / Phil Rickman
Murder on the links / Agatha Christie
The stranger's child / Alan Hollinghurst
The good German / Joseph Kanon
Busman's Honeymoon / Dorothy L. Sayers
When you are engulfed in flames / David Sedaris
The museum of innocence / Orhan Pamuk
The Riverside Villas murder / Kingsley Amis
Boy Detectives : The embers of truth / M.E. Pargeter
The honourable schoolboy / John Le Carre
The woman who died a lot / Jasper Fforde
The beauty of murder / A. K. Benedict
Sepulchre / Kate Mosse
Bring up the bodies / Hilary Mantel
Red Joan / Jennie Rooney
Julie and Julia / Julie Powell
The Raphael Affair / Iain Pears
The tremor of forgery / Patricia Highsmith
The riddle of the sands / Erskine Childers
Death in Zanzibar / M.M. Kaye
Lucky Jim / Kingsley Amis
Dark angel / Mari Jungstedt
The pursued / C.S. Forester
City of veils / Zoe Ferraris
Death in holy orders / P.D. James
The girl under the olive tree / Leah Fleming
Kept : a Victorian mystery / D.J. Taylor
Wolf Hall / Hilary Mantel
The death of King Arthur / Peter Ackroyd, based on Thomas Malory
The skull beneath the skin / P.D. James
Let's explore diabetes with owls / David Sedaris
Left for dead / Nick Ward and Sinead O'Brien
The infernal world of Branwell Bronte / Daphne du Maurier
Boy Detectives : The problem at St. Mildred's / M.E. Pargeter
The Rendezvous and other stories / Daphne du Maurier
Wolves in Winter / Lisa Hilton
The Baghdad Railway Club / Andrew Martin
Brat Farrar / Josephine Tey
Two for sorrow / Nicola Upson
Clouds of witness / Dorothy L. Sayers
Death in Berlin / M.M. Kaye
The go-between / L.P. Hartley
The human factor / Graham Greene
The Ides of April / Lindsey Davis
Templar's Acre / Michael Jecks
The power and the glory / Graham Greene
The bird in the tree / Elizabeth Goudge
The comic stories / Anton Chekhov
The Collini case / Ferdinand von Schirach
Scoop / Evelyn Waugh
A forgotten journey / Peter Fleming
The coral thief / Rebecca Stott
Death and the penguin / Andrey Kurkov
Various pets alive and dead / Marina Lewycka
The Radetzky March / Joseph Roth
Uncle Fred in Springtime / P.G. Wodehouse
Cod : a biography of the fish that changed the world / Mark Kurlansky
Harpole and Foxberrow, general publishers / J.L. Carr
Waiting for sunrise / William Boyd
When the devil drives / Chris Brookmyre
Roxana, or The fortunate mistress / Daniel Defoe
Lord Edgware dies / Agatha Christie
The war of Don Emmanuel's nether parts / Louis de Bernieres
Cheese / Willem Elschott
Manon Lescaut / Abbe Prevost
A question of upbringing / Anthony Powell
Wolf of the plains / Conn Iggulden
Butterflies in November / Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Cloud Atlas / David Mitchell
Night film / Marisha Pessl
Tinker tailor soldier spy / John le Carre
Mendelssohn is on the roof / Jiri Weil
The fantastic book of everybody's secrets / Sophie Hannah
The cruellest miles / Gay and Laney Salisbury
The dud avocado / Elaine Dundy
Masaryk Station / David Downing
Lehrter Station / David Downing
Potsdam Station / David Downing
Stettin Station / David Downing
Silesian Station / David Downing
Zoo Station / David Downing

Curtain : Poirot's last case / Agatha Christie
And then there were none / Agatha Christie
Sweets from Morocco / Jo Verity
A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens
Early one morning / Robert Ryan
The liars' gospel / Naomi Alderman
A little princess / Frances Hodgson Burnett
Victorian ghost stories : an Oxford anthology / selected by Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert
The triumph of Caesar / Steven Saylor
The magic toyshop / Angela Carter
The small house at Allington / Anthony Trollope
The Wimbledon poisoner / Nigel Williams
Meander / Jeremy Seal
Life with a star / Jiri Weil
City of fiends / Michael Jecks
A question of belief / Donna Leon
The secret of Chimneys / Agatha Christie
The marrying of Chani Kaufman / Eve Harris
The house of silk / Anthony Horowitz
Dead of night / Barbara Nadel
Labyrinth / Kate Mosse
The lost Stradivarius / J. Meade Falkner
Asylum / Patrick McGrath
A winter book / Tove Jansson
Steelheart / Brandon Sanderson
The black rose of Florence / Michele Giuttari
Possession / A.S. Byatt
The big sleep / Raymond Chandler
The sea shall not have them / John Harris
The Lady of sorrows / Anne Zouroudis
Travelers' Tales : France / edited by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly
Maigret's Christmas / Georges Simenon
The first casualty / Ben Elton
Gaudy night / Dorothy L. Sayers
A foreign country / Charles Cumming
That summer / Andrew Greig
In the shadow of Lady Jane / Edward Charles
The man who was magic / Paul Gallico
Imperium / Robert Harris
Claudine and Annie / Colette
Claudine married / Colette
Claudine in Paris / Colette
Claudine at school / Colette
The Midwich cuckoos / John Wyndham
Quartet in Autumn / Barbara Pym
Stagestruck / Peter Lovesey
Finest type of English womanhood / Rachel Heath
Five red herrings / Dorothy L. Sayers
Swallowdale / Arthur Ransom
A traitor to memory / Elizabeth George
Appointment with Venus / Jerrard Tickell
The brothers Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoevsky
A fanny full of soap / Nichola McAuliffe
Miss Marple's final cases / Agatha Christie
Uncommon danger / Eric Ambler
Wildfire at midnight / Mary Stewart
Journeys in the dead season / Spencer Jordan
The dreadful hollow / Nicholas Blake
The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club / Dorothy L. Sayers
The leopard / Jo Nesbo
Terrorist / John Updike
Play it again / Alan Rusbridger
Brave new world / Aldous Huxley
Our dearest Emma / Lozania Prole
The Inspector and silence / Hakan Nesser
Ice road / Gillian Slovo
Seven men at daybreak / Alan Burgess
Death comes to Pemberley / P.D. James
The Moscow option / Jeremy Duns
London belongs to me / Norman Collins
The thirteen problems / Agatha Christie
The secret supper / Javier Sierra
Case histories / Kate Atkinson
Police at the funeral / Margery Allingham
Seizure / Kathy Reichs
Lady Audley's secret / Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dog on it / Spencer Quinn
Problem at Pollensa Bay / Agatha Christie
Thinks... / David Lodge
Jerusalem Inn / Martha Grimes
Hangman blind / Cassandra Clark
The world at night / Alan Furst
Lady Chatterley's lover / D.H. Lawrence
Kraken / China Mieville
Can't be ars*d / Richard Wilson
Extra virgin / Annie Hawes
Ashenden / W. Somerset Maugham
Nicholas and Alexandra / Robert K. Massie

The day is dark / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Travels with myself and another / Martha Gellhorn
The dark is rising / Susan Cooper
Complete fairy tales / collected and edited by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
A noble killing / Barbara Nadel
The man with the golden gun / Ian Fleming
Over sea, under stone / Susan Cooper
Unnatural death / Dorothy L. Sayers
The years of rice and salt / Kim Stanley Robinson
Hercule Poirot's Christmas / Agatha Christie
Berlin / Pierre Frei
Ruso and the demented doctor / R.S. Downie
The Italian : or, the confessional of the Black Penitents / Ann Radcliffe
Too many murders / Colleen McCullough
The swish of the curtain / Pamela Brown
Murder is easy / Agatha Christie
On Hitler's mountain / Irmgard Hunt
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders / Daniel Defoe
Land of marvels / Barry Unsworth
The naked ape / Desmond Morris
Around the world in eighty days with Michael Palin
The Gulag Archipelago / Alexander Solzhenitsyn
At risk / Patricia Cornwell
Paul Temple and the Kelby Affair / Francis Durbridge
Hitler's canary / Sandi Toksvig
The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood
Madonna of the Seven Hills / Jean Plaidy
The Borgia Ring / Michael White
The plague / Albert Camus
Sheiks and adders / Michael Innes
Call for the dead / John le Carre
I saw the world end / Deryck Cooke
In at the death / David Wishart
The feast of the goat / Mario Vargas Llosa
Six faces of courage / M.R.D. Foot
Innocent blood / P.D. James
Brotherhood of the bomb / Gregg Herken
A conspiracy of friends / Alexander McCall Smith
The historian / Elizabeth Kostova
Cause for alarm / Eric Ambler
Bach's feet / David Yearsley
Armadale / Wilkie Collins
A month in the country / J.L. Carr
Dumb witness / Agatha Christie
The long dark tea-time of the soul / Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency / Douglas Adams
The end of the affair / Graham Greene
The sum of things / Olivia Manning
The battle lost and won / Olivia Manning
The danger tree / Olivia Manning
Friends and heroes / Olivia Manning
The spoilt city / Olivia Manning
The great fortune / Olivia Manning
Le grand Meulnes / Alain-Fournier
Northern Lights / Philip Pullman
The anatomy of ghosts / Andrew Taylor
Homage to Catalonia / George Orwell
The little stranger / Sarah Waters
The ancestor's tale / Richard Dawkins
The writing on the hearth / Cynthia Harnett
Rounding the mark / Andrea Camilleri
The Master and Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov
A pale view of hills / Kazuo Ishiguro
Can you forgive her? / Anthony Trollope
Strong poison / Dorothy L. Sayers
Anatomy of murder / Imogen Robertson
Delius as I knew him / Eric Fenby
A Florentine revenge / Christobel Kent
The flamboya tree / Clara Olink Kelly
Nana / Emile Zola
The interrogator / Andrew Williams
Death at La Fenice / Donna Leon
Doctor Zhivago / Boris Pasternak
The tomb of Zeus / Barbara Cleverly
Woman with birthmark / Hakan Nesser
She Lover of Death / Boris Akunin
From the holy mountain / William Dalrymple
Hypothermia / Arnaldur Indridason
A passion for killing / Barbara Nadel
Wolf Hall / Hilary Mantel
Troy : Lord of the silver bow / David Gemmell
The body in the library / Agatha Christie
The angel's game / Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Three men in a boat (to say nothing of the dog!) / Jerome K. Jerome
The sun king rises / Yves Jego and Denis Lepee
The foreign correspondent / Alan Furst
The dead of Jericho / Colin Dexter
The city and the city / China Mieville
Never let me go / Kazuo Ishiguro
The bird in the tree / Elizabeth Goudge
Christ stopped at Eboli / Carlo Levi
More than you can say / Paul Torday
A presumption of death / Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L. Sayers
Framley Parsonage / Anthony Trollope
The wolves of Willoughby Chase / Joan Aiken
Towards Zero / Agatha Christie
A perfect spy / John Le Carre
65 great tales of the supernatural / edited by Mary Danby

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the half-blood prince / J.K. Rowling
Mist over Pendle / Robert Neill
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / J.K. Rowling
The Orton diaries / edited by John Lahr
The drowned world / J.G. Ballard
The Dumas Club / Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Mapp and Lucia / E.F. Benson
Outrage / Arnaldur Indridason
The wings of the sphinx / Andrea Camilleri
Love and war in London / Olivia Cockett
Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire / J.K. Rowling
The egg and I / Betty MacDonald
A Caribbean mystery / Agatha Christie
The Calculus Affair / Herge
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / J.K. Rowling
Death on the Nile / Agatha Christie
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / J.K. Rowling
Great Expectations / Charles Dickens
The dogs and the wolves / Irene Nemirovsky
The Raphael Affair / Iain Pears
The Kingdom of Ashes / Robert Edric
The other side of you / Salley Vickers
If on a winter's night a traveller / Italo Calvino
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest / Stieg Larsson
Fair stood the wind for France / H.E. Bates
Charlotte Gray / Sebastian Faulks
The shark net / Robert Drewe
The hare with amber eyes / Edmund de Waal
Bedknob and broomstick / Mary Norton
Cover her face / P.D. James
Rebecca / Daphne du Maurier
Depths / Henning Mankell
MASH / Richard Hooker
Endless Night / Agatha Christie
Diary of a provincial lady / E.M. Delafield
Potsdam Station / David Downing
Stettin Station / David Downing
Silesian station / David Downing
Zoo station / David Downing
In the country of men / Hisham Matar
Dead lagoon / Michael Dibdin
Death and the penguin / Andrey Kurkov
The name of the rose / Umberto Eco
The magnificent Spilsbury and the case of the Brides in the Bath / Jane Robins
The labours of Hercules / Agatha Christie
Ghostwalk / Rebecca Stott
A place of greater safety / Hilary Mantel
A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens
The redeemer / Jo Nesbo
Tales from Shakespeare / Charles and Mary Lamb
Tempest-Tost - Robertson Davies
Busman's honeymoon / Dorothy L. Sayers
The full cupboard of life / Alexander McCall Smith
Mortal remains / Kathy Reichs
A very English deceit / Malcolm Balen
The hidden oasis / Paul Sussman
Towards the end of the morning / Michael Frayn
Father Brown : selected stories / G.K. Chesterton
White boots / Noel Streatfeild
Stars of fortune / Cynthia Harnett
A time of gifts / Patrick Leigh Fermor
Heat and dust / Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The book thief / Marcus Zusak
Murder must advertise / Dorothy L. Sayers
The phoenix and the carpet / E . Nesbit
Love letters from Cell 92 / Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Maria von Wedermeyer
Through a glass darkly / Donna Leon
In the company of the courtesan / Sarah Dunant
They do it with mirrors / Agatha Christie
One of our Thursdays is missing / Jasper Fforde
Death in Kenya / M.M. Kaye
Life class / Pat Barker
Restless / William Boyd
The painted Messiah / Craig Smith
Moby Dick / Herman Melville
The best of John Wyndham : 1932-49
Fakes : forgery and the art world / Alice Beckett
The road / Cormac McCarthy
The dream of Scipio / Iain Pears
The lost army of Cambyses / Paul Sussman
Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen
The eagle of the Ninth / Rosemary Sutcliff
My soul to take / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Testimony / Anita Shreve
Murder in the mews / Agatha Christie
The Penelopiad / Margaret Atwood
Homo Britannicus / Chris Stringer
Our kind of traitor / John Le Carre
If the dead rise not / Philip Kerr
The moon and sixpence / W. Somerset Maugham
Touch not the cat / Mary Stewart
Yukon alone / John Balzar
Auslander / Paul Dowswell
The curse of the pharaohs / Elizabeth Peters
The rain before it falls / Jonathan Coe
Sweet danger / Margery Allingham
Silence / Shusaku Endo
One pair of hands / Monica Dickens
Hostage queen / Freda Lightfoot
The Jupiter myth / Lindsey Davis
Life and fate / Vasily Grossman
Hideous kinky / Esther Freud
Christopher and his kind / Christopher Isherwood
Child 44 / Tom Rob Smith
The wind on the moon / Eric Linklater
The Singapore Grip / J.G. Farrell
The death of grass / John Christopher
The nursing home murder / Ngaio Marsh
Unnatural causes / P.D. James
Out of Africa / Karen Blixen
Maigret and the burglar's wife / Georges Simenon
Hotel New Hampshire / John Irving
Faceless killers / Henning Mankell
Enter a murderer / Ngaio Marsh
The colour / Rose Tremain
Poseidon's Gold / Lindsey Davis
The Mitfords : letters between six sisters / edited by Charlotte Mosley
Finding your way without map or compass / Harold Gatty
The winter queen / Boris Akunin
The diaries of Francis Kilvert : January 1870 - August 1871
The twelfth card / Jeffery Deaver
The leopard / Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone / J.K. Rowling
The fall of Troy / Peter Ackroyd
Dr. Thorne / Anthony Trollope
A man lay dead / Ngaio Marsh
The white tiger / Aravind Adiga
The girl at the Lion d'Or / Sebastian Faulks
The sight of death / T.J. Clark
By the pricking of my thumbs / Agatha Christie
Sleeping murder / Agatha Christie
Death comes as the end / Agatha Christie
Birdsong / Sebastian Faulks
Shadow of the Silk Road / Colin Thubron
The red queen / Margaret Drabble
Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys
The Eyre affair / Jasper Fforde
Company of liars / Karen Maitland
Come tell me how you live / Agatha Christie Mallowan
Hide and Seek / Ian Rankin
Farewell my lovely / Raymond Chandler
Nathaniel's nutmeg / Giles Milton
Sex and the city / Candace Bushnell
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy / Douglas Adams
Last act in Palmyra / Lindsey Davis
Last rituals / Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Echoes from the macabre / Daphne Du Maurier
In the kitchen / Monica Ali
Rumpole and the primrose path / John Mortimer
The four feathers / A.E.W. Mason
206 bones / Kathy Reichs
We'll meet in England / Kitty Barne
Anne of Green Gables / L.M. Montgomery
The scent of the night / Andrea Camilleri
The pilgrim of hate / Ellis Peters
The Manchurian candidate / Richard Condon
Knots and crosses / Ian Rankin
The secret garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett
The man who mistook his wife for a hat / Oliver Sacks
Lord Edgware dies / Agatha Christie
Reading Lolita in Tehran / Azar Nafisi
Back to Bologna / Michael Dibdin
The closed circle / Jonathan Coe
The nine tailors / Dorothy L. Sayers

Murder on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie
Collected ghost stories / M.R. James
The one hundred and one dalmatians / Dodie Smith
A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens
The Master and Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov
44 Scotland Street / Alexander McCall Smith
The pursuit of love / Nancy Mitford
The siege / Helen Dunmore
The Chalet School in exile / Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
The box of delights / John Masefield
The midnight folk / John Masefield
What if? / edited by Robert Cowley
The lady with the little dog : and other stories, 1896-1904 / Anton Chekhov
Venus in copper / Lindsey Davis
Death of a Chancellor / David Dickinson
Porterhouse Blue / Tom Sharpe
The spies of Warsaw / Alan Furst
Hallowe'en Party / Agatha Christie
The adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain
The Penguin book of ghost stories
The interpretation of murder / Jed Rubenfeld
Hypothermia / Arnaldur Indridason
Amenable women / Mavis Cheek
Shades of grey / Jasper Fforde
Broken / Karin Fossum
Dracula / Bram Stoker
La's orchestra saves the world / Alexander McCall Smith
My brother Michael / Mary Stewart
The Villa Ariadne / Dilys Powell
Death by design / Barbara Nadel
The sign of four / Arthur Conan Doyle
The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ / Philip Pullman
The crocodile on the sandbank / Elizabeth Peters
The daughter of time / Josephine Tey
Oscar and Lucinda / Peter Carey
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy / John Le Carre
They have their exits / Airey Neave
Morality for beautiful girls / Alexander McCall Smith
A town like Alice / Nevil Shute
Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH / Robert C. O'Brien
Parker Pyne investigates / Agatha Christie
Gone with the wind / Margaret Mitchell
Death of an expert witness / P.D. James
Your inner fish / Neil Shubin
The house of special purpose / John Boyne
The fellowship of the ring / J.R.R. Tolkien
The pregnant widow / Martin Amis
The big over easy / Jasper Fforde
At Bertram's Hotel / Agatha Christie
Haroun and the sea of stories / Salman Rushdie
Sense and sensibility / Jane Austen
Stage fright / Alan Dunn
Dark fire / C.J. Sansom
The day of the triffids / John Wyndham
A most wanted man / John Le Carre
Gigi and The cat / Colette
The swan thieves / Elizabeth Kostova
Love lies bleeding / Edmund Crispin
The paper moon / Andrea Camilleri
Goodbye to all that / Robert Graves
Songs my mother never taught me / Selcuk Altun
Thank you, Jeeves / P.G. Wodehouse
The howling miller / Arto Paasilinna
The tin princess / Philip Pullman
Maroon / Adrian Wright
Endless Night / Agatha Christie
A Florentine Death / Michele Giuttari
Mariana / Monica Dickens
The mind's eye / Hakan Nesser
The 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear / Walter Moers
The comfort of Saturdays / Alexander McCall Smith
Daughter of the game / Tracy Grant
Five red herrings / Dorothy L. Sayers
To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee
Death of a red heroine / Qiu Xiaolong
River of the dead / Barbara Nadel
Any human heart / William Boyd
Horseshoes and holy water / Mefo Phillips
Hunting unicorns / Bella Pollen
The girl who played with fire / Stieg Larsson
A pony in the luggage / Gunnel Linde
Borderliners / Peter Hoeg
Bare bones / Kathy Reichs
Service of all the dead / Colin Dexter
An instance of the fingerpost / Iain Pears
Ring out Bow Bells! / Cynthia Harnett
Trespass / Rose Tremain
The young detectives / R.J. McGregor
A beginner's guide to acting English / Shappi Khorsandi
The tiger in the well / Philip Pullman
Hide my eyes / Margery Allingham
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society / Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie
Dark Star Safari / Paul Theroux
Death in Berlin / M.M. Kaye
William at war / Richmal Crompton
The Raphael Affair / Iain Pears
Claudius the God / Robert Graves
The dig / John Preston
A little history of the world / E.H. Gombrich
Three Act Tragedy / Agatha Christie
The girl with the dragon tattoo / Stieg Larsson
Americana / Don De Lillo
Pretty dead things / Barbara Nadel
Tartan tragedy / Antonia Fraser
Love, Sex and Tragedy / Simon Goldhill
William again / Richmal Crompton
Goodbye to Berlin / Christopher Isherwood
The careful use of compliments / Alexander McCall Smith
The snack thief / Andrea Camilleri
A canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini
Guns of Navarone / Alistair Maclean
First among sequels / Jasper Fforde
Borkmann's point / Hakan Nesser
Mystery Mile / Margery Allingham
Rebels and traitors / Lindsey Davis
Like water for chocolate / Laura Esquivel
The Exodus quest / Will Adams
Halfway to Hollywood / Michael Palin
The moving toyshop / Edmund Crispin
Purple hibiscus / Chimamande Adichie
A tale etched in blood and hard black pencil / Christopher Brookmyre
The hours / Michael Cunningham
Firewall / Henning Mankell
Far from the madding crowd / Thomas Hardy
The pure in heart / Susan Hill

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