Archive for April 20, 2009

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I seem to be back as a “non spam blog” therefore I am taking the opportunity of posting the full list of my Dartmoor Dozen books.


The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Kate Summerscale
The Hound of The Baskervilles: Arthur Conan Doyle
Death on The Nile: Agatha Christie
The Long Goodbye: Raymond Chandler
The Locked Room: Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes: K.C. Constantine
The Reunion: Simone van der Vlugt
The Big O: Declan Burke
A Quiet Flame: Philip Kerr
A Coffin For Dimitrios: Eric Ambler
Nemesis: Jo Nesbo
Excursion to Tindari: Andrea Camilleri

This list makes me think of those cookery programs where pretentious chefs comment on the amateur cooks and pontificate “what I want is flavour, flavour, flavour”. 
The books in this list are definitely full of different flavours and they all feature wonderful characters and dialogue that sticks in the mind.