The Best of September’s Reading

September was a busy month, with a move across Europe which left me with little time for reading. The books I did finish were mainly ones that I had been wanting to read for a while as I was looking for quality over quantity. As it turned out, it was a successful month with not a dud amongst them. As half the books were by new-to-me authors I now have the earlier novels of Deon Meyer, Max Kinnings, Nicola Upson and Christopher Brookmyre to catch-up with.

I also attended the History in the Court, an enjoyable event hosted by Goldsboro Books. As so often happens with these occasions I left with a mental list of new authors I want to try, including R N Morris and Robert Wilton.

My book of the month was in fact published last year to rave reviews and had been on my wish list for a while. Trackers by Deon Meyer is one of the best books that I’ve read this year and a thriller of the classic type. This engrossing read means that his next book Seven Days has been pushed right up my list and I’m hoping to read it in the next week or so.

The eight books that I read for crimepieces were:

1. Axe by Ed McBain

2. Trackers by Deon Meyer

3. Baptism by Max Kinnings

4. Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson

5. Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson

6. Falling Glass by Adrian McKinty

7. When the Devil Drives by Christopher Brookmyre

8. The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Kerrie from Mysteries in Paradise is hosting a monthly round-up of all the recommendations by crime fiction bloggers.