Friday, January 01, 2021

FFB-My favorite mysteries from 1989-92.

Sleep and His Brother-Peter Dickinson
Well-Schooled in Murder-Elizabeth George
Burden of Proof-Scott Turow
Nemesis-Rosamond Smith
Going Wrong, The Crocodile Bird, Anna's Book-Ruth Rendell
Icy Clutches, Old Scores-Aaron Elkins
The Wench is Dead-Colin Dexter
H is for Homicide, I is for Innocent--Sue Grafton
Dancehall of the Dead, Coyote Waits--Tony Hillerman
A Ticket to the Boneyard, A Dance in the Slaughter House-Lawrence Block
Body in the Vestibule-Katherine Page
Shadow Play, Not That Kind of Place, Deep Sleep-Frances Fyfield
A Simple Plan, Scott Smith
A Literary Murder-Batya Gur
Sculptress-Minette Walters
Past Reason Hated-Peter Robinson
Devil in a Blue Dress-Walter Mosley  

Remember any of them?


Todd Mason said...

Remember most of the tiles, but have read only a few, and seen adaptations of an overlapping small set.

HNY Patti, and everyone.

How much have they stayed with you...or are they your favorites in rerospect?

Todd Mason said...

Retrospect. My T key really needs to be punched.

Margot Kinberg said...

You've included some of my top authors, Patti! Hillerman, Dexter, Turow, Robinson... they're all fantastic writers, and those are fine examples. And lovely to see Aaron Elkins there, too. I had the privilege of being in contact with him once; he's a very nice person.

Jerry House said...

I've read at least eleven of them and other books by most of the remaining authors. A good list.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Yes. My favorite of the group is probably the Dexter, but also Hillerman's DANCE HALL OF THE DEAD and the Walters and Mosley. I'd have to check which the Robinson is, but I've read them all. Also read the Dickinson (which I liked) and the other Hillerman, the Blocks and Elkins and Graftons and the Scott Turow. I think that makes 14.

Happy Birthday, Patti!

George said...

I remember reading the Ruth Rendells, the Hillermans, and the Blocks. I have many Elizabeth George books, but haven't gotten around to reading them. Maybe in 2021. Nice list!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Sadly, I could not tell you the plot of any of them. And, in other periods, I have read additional books by all of these authors. I think I read all of the Hillermans and Rendells, for instance. I read Grafton until about I is for Innocent, I think. Read many, many Robinsons.
Yes, Happy New Year, Todd and to all of you.

Steven A Oerkfitz said...

I have read at least 7-Mosley, Robinson, Hillerman Block and Turow. I rarely remember plots of books unless I have read them more than once. Whereas I can remember plots of movies.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, the pictures leave a more indelible impression. I guess a picture is worth 1000 words.

TracyK said...

I liked A Literary Murder by Batya Gur and Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. I read the first 15 of the Elizabeth George mysteries, and loved most of them. You have reminded me that I want to read more by Aaron Elkins and Sue Grafton. Also Peter Robinson. I have not read that book by Peter Dickinson, but I read the first two in that series and want to read the rest of them.

pattinase (abbott) said...

This was a good period for the kind of mysteries I like best. Not cozy, but also not violent.

SteveHL said...

At least ten.