It's middle of summer (at least up here in the northern hemisphere) and I think that 2014 is already a great year for crime fiction. Here are my favourite books so far; please refrain from telling me that I'm an idiot for not including this or that title; I haven't read everything that's been published so of course I've left out many good titles. Which is why I include, at the end, a list of titles that I am looking forward to read (hopefully) before the end of the year.

So, instead of reading comments about which books I forgot to include, I would welcome your own lists of favourites, if you dare to share. To thank you for making the effort of sharing some titles, I will give away a couple of books. I'll announce the names of the winners on Saturday, August 9th when I start my vacation. The books are: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling and Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. I might even throw in another paperback or two. My email address is still housecrimyst@gmail.com (You need to be 18 years or older and live in the US or Canada). UPDATE: winner is Paul Graham, from Minneapolis (MN). Congrats, Paul. Thank you everyone for participating, and stay tuned for more giveaways in the weeks ahead. Again, thanks for visiting The House!

The following titles are in no particular order (you can click on some of the titles for my reviews; other reviews will be added soon):


#- THE GUILLOTINE CHOICE by Michael J. MALONE (Saraband)

#- LONG WAY HOME by Eva DOLAN (Harvill Secker, Random House UK)

#- AFTER I'M GONE by Laura LIPPMAN (William Morrow)

#- THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD by Michael KORYTA (Little, Brown)

#- NATCHEZ BURNING by Greg ILES (William Morrow)

#- I AM PILGRIM by Terry HAYES (Atria/Amy Bestler Books)

#- MR MERCEDES by Stephen KING (Scribner)

#- ALL DAY AND A NIGHT by Alafair BURKE (Harper)

#- THE SQUARE OF REVENGE by Pieter ASPE (Pegasus Books)

#- THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise PENNY (Minotaur Books)

#- AMERICAN WOMAN by Robert POBI (Thomas Mercer)

#- NO SAFE HOUSE by Linwood BARCLAY (Doubleday Canada)

#- LIFE OR DEATH by Michael ROBOTHAM (Sphere)

#- ENTRY ISLAND by Peter MAY (Quercus)

#- ONE KICK by Chelsea CAIN (Simon & Schuster)

#- THE DROP by Dennis LEHANE (William Morrow)

And a few more books I'm looking forward to read:

#- THE SILKWORM by Robert GALBRAITH/J.K. ROWLING (Mulholland Books)

#- THE BURNING ROOM by Michael CONNELLY (Little, Brown)


#- THE WOLF IN WINTER by John CONNOLLY (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)

#- THE SON by Jo NESBO (Random House Canada)

#- WAYFARING STRANGER by James Lee BURKE (Simon & Schuster)

#- THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan & Jesse KELLERMAN (Putnam)

#- BLIND SPOT by Reed Farrel COLEMAN (Putnam)

#- BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren BEUKES (Mulholland Books)

#- REVIVAL by Stephen KING (Scribner)

#- BLISS HOUSE by Laura BENEDICT (Pegasus Crime)

#- THE FINAL SILENCE by Stuart NEVILLE (Soho Press)

#- THE MARTINI SHOT by George PELECANOS (Little, Brown)

and many more whenever possible.

What are yours?

August 3rd, 2014 (updated September 13th)


1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to reading No Safe House by Linwood Barclay, I really enjoy his book.s