Authors

Click on titles for book reports or book notes. If more than one book by an author, they are listed in alphabetical order, not publication or series order. 


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Peter Abrahams
Echo Falls series
Behind The Curtain - book 2
Down The Rabbit Hole - book 1
Into The Dark - book 3

Glynn Marsh Alam
Luanne Fogerty series
Dive Deep and Deadly - book 1

Matthew Algeo
Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure

Margery Allingham
Albert Campion series
Mystery Mile - book 2

Kathi Appelt
Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers

Robert Arbor and Katherine Whiteside
Joie de Vivre

Stacey D. Atkinson
Stuck

Richard and Florence Atwater
Mr. Popper's Penguins

B
Nicholson Baker
A Box of Matches

Elizabeth Bard
Lunch in Paris

Raffaela Barker
Green Grass

John Barlow
LS9 series
Father and Son - book 2
Hope Road - book 1

Robert Barnard
The Skeleton In The Grass

Luke Barr
Provence 1970

Lorna Barrett
Booktown series
Murder is Binding - book 1

Dave Barry
The Shepherd, The Angel, and Walter The Christmas Miracle Dog

Allison Hoover Bartlett
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Quentin Bates
Sergeant Gunnhildur series
Frozen Assets

Joan Bauer
Best Foot Forward
Rules of the Road

M.C. Beaton
Hamish Macbeth series
Death of a Gentle Lady - book 24
Death of a Maid - book 23
Death of a Witch - book 25

Quentin Bell and Virginia Nicholson
Charleston: A Bloomsbury house and garden

James R. Benn
Billy Boyle World War II Mystery series
Billy Boyle - book 1
The First Wave - book 2

Martha Bergland
A Farm Under A Lake
Idle Curiosity

Ellen Perry Berkeley (editor)
At Grandmother's Table

Pierre Berton
The Secret World Of Og

Earl Derr Biggers
The Agony Column
Seven Keys to Baldpate

Charlie Chan series
Behind That Curtain - book 3
Charlie Chan Carries On - book 5
The Black Camel - book 4
The Chinese Parrot - book 2
The House Without a Key - book 1
Keeper of the Keys - book 6

Maeve Binchy
Evening Class
Heart and Soul
Minding Frankie
Nights of Rain and Stars
Quentins
Scarlet Feather
This Year It Will Be Different
Whitethorn Woods

Jeanne Birdsall
Penderwicks series
The Penderwicks - book 1
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette - book 3
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street - book 2

Roy Blount, Jr.
Alphabet Juice

Deborah Blum
The Poisoner's Handbook

Michael Bond
A Bear Called Paddington

Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier
One Special Summer

Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Lady Audley's Secret

Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Rick Bragg
The Most They Ever Had
The Prince Of Frogtown

Marilyn and Sheila Brass
Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters

Maeve Brennan
The Springs of Affection
Stories of Dublin

Jimmy Breslin
The Good Rat

Simon Brett
Fethering series
The Stabbing in the Stables - book 7

Ann Bridge
Julia Probyn series
The Lighthearted Quest - book 1

Julie Brinckloe
Fireflies!

Ken Bruen
Jack Taylor series
The Guards - book 1

C
Julie Campbell
Trixie Belden series
The Red Trailer Mystery - book 2
The Secret of the Mansion - book 1

Sarah Challis
Blackthorn Winter

C.S. Challinor
Christmas Is Murder

Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd
Dear Friend and Gardener

Susan Cheever
American Bloomsbury

Agatha Christie
A Caribbean Mystery - Miss Marple
A Murder is Announced - Miss Marple
A Pocketful of Rye - Miss Marple
At Bertram's Hotel - Miss Marple
Cards on the Table - Hercule Poirot
Crooked House
Dead Man's Folly - Hercule Poirot
Dead Man's Mirror - Hercule Poirot
Death in the Clouds - Hercule Poirot
Death On The Nile - Hercule Poirot
Destination Unknown
Dumb Witness - Hercule Poirot
Five Little Pigs - Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot's Christmas - Hercule Poirot
Hickory Dickory Dock - Hercule Poirot
Lord Edgware Dies - Hercule Poirot
Mrs. McGinty's Dead - Hercule Poirot
Murder in Mesopotamia - Hercule Poirot
Murder in the Calais Coach - Hercule Poirot
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe - Hercule Poirot
Parker Pyne Investigates
Peril at End House - Hercule Poirot
Poirot Investigates - Hercule Poirot
Poirot's Early Cases - Hercule Poirot
Problem at Pollensa Bay - stories, two of which feature Hercule Poirot
Sad Cypress - Hercule Poirot
Sleeping Murder - Miss Marple
Ten Little Indians
The ABC Murders - Hercule Poirot
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding - Hercule Poirot
The Big Four - Hercule Poirot
The Body in the Library - Miss Marple
The Hollow - Hercule Poirot
The Man in the Brown Suit
The Moving Finger - Miss Marple
The Murder at the Vicarage - Miss Marple
The Murder on the Links - Hercule Poirot
The Mysterious Affair At Styles - Hercule Poirot
The Mysterious Mr. Quin - Harley Quin and Mr. Satterthwaite
The Mystery of the Blue Train - Hercule Poirot
The Sittaford Mystery
Three-Act Tragedy
They Came To Baghdad
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

Mary Higgins Clark
No Place Like Home

Beverly Cleary
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Henry Huggins

Laurie Colwin

Libby Cone
War On The Margins

Claire Cook
Best Staged Plans

Caroline B. Cooney
What Child Is This

The New House
by Lettice Cooper

Colin Cotterill
Dr. Siri Paiboun series
Anarchy and Old Dogs - book 4
Disco for the Departed - book 3
The Coroner's Lunch - book 1
Thirty-Three Teeth - book 2
Curse of the Pogo Stick - book 5

Cleo Coyle
Coffeehouse Mystery series
Decaffeinated Corpse - book 5
Espresso Shot - book 7
French Pressed - book 6
Holiday Grind - book 8
Latte Trouble - book 3
Murder By Mocha - book 10
Murder Most Frothy - book 4
On What Grounds - book 1
Roast Mortem - book 9
Through the Grinder - book 2

Helen Cresswell
The Bagthorpe series
Ordinary Jack - book 1

Deborah Crombie
Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
A Finer End - book 7
A Share in Death - book 1
All Shall Be Well - book 2
And Justice There is None - book 8
Dreaming of the Bones - book 5
In a Dark House - book 10
Kissed a Sad Goodbye - book 6
Leave the Grave Green - book 3
Mourn Not Your Dead - book 4
Necessary As Blood - book 13
No Mark Upon Her - book 14
Now May You Weep - book 9
Water Like a Stone - book 11
Where Memories Lie - book 12

Marion Cunningham
Lost Recipes

D
Katharine D'Souza
Deeds Not Words
Park Life

Paula Deen

Vicki Delany
Constable Molly Smith series
In the Shadow of the Glacier - book 1
Winter of Secrets - book 3
Valley of the Lost book 2

Marion Dell and Marion Whybrow
Remembering St Ives

Joyce Dennys
Henrietta's War

Susan Denyer
At Home With Beatrix Potter

Tomie dePaola
Christmas Remembered

Traci DePree
Dandelions In A Jelly Jar

Tatiana de Rosnay
Sarah's Key

Anita Desai
The Artist of Disappearance

Colin Dexter
Inspector Morse series
Last Bus to Woodstock - book 1
Last Seen Wearing - book 2
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn - book3

K.B. Dixon
The Ingram Interview

Ivan Doig
The Whistling Season
Work Song

O. Douglas
Jane's Parlour
Olivia In India
Penny Plain
Pink Sugar

Siobhan Dowd
Bog Child
The London Eye Mystery

E
Kim Edwards
The Lake of Dreams

Martin Edwards
Lake District Mystery series
The Coffin Trail - book 1

Phil Edwards
The Jake Russo series
Dead Air Can Kill You - book 3
Death by Gumbo - book 2
Lights! Camera! Murder! - book 5
Retirement Can Be Murder - book 1
The Show Must Go Wrong - book 4

Tim Egan
Dodsworth series
Dodsworth in Paris - book 2

Deby Eisenberg
Pictures of the Past

Elizabeth Enright
Melendy series
The Four-Story Mistake - book 1
The Saturdays - book 2

Nora Ephron
I Feel Bad About My Neck

F
Barry Fantoni
Harry Lipkin, Private Eye

M.A.C. Farrant
My Turquoise Years
The Secret Lives of Litterbugs: and Other (True) Stories

Fannie Flagg
A Redbird Christmas

Sid Fleischman
The Abracadabra Kid

Castle Freeman, Jr.
Spring Snow

Paul French
Midnight in Peking

Tana French
Dublin Murder Squad series
In The Woods - book 1

Robert Frost, illus. by Susan Jeffers
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

G
Kathryn O. Galbraith
Arbor Day Square
Planting the Wild Garden

Paul Gallico
The Snow Goose

Helen Garner
The Spare Room

Lisa Genova
Still Alice

Adele Geras
Apricots At Midnight

Dorothy Gilman
A Nun in the Closet 

Mrs. Pollifax series
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax - book 2
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax - book 1

Catherine Goldhammer
Still Life With Chickens

Allegra Goodman
Kaaterskill Falls
Paradise Park

Melissa Ann Goodwin
The Christmas Village

Elizabeth Goudge
The Scent of Water

John Grisham
Skipping Christmas

Alan Glynn
Winterland

Anna Katharine Green
Ebenezer Gryce series
That Affair Next Door - book 7; and book 1 in the Amelia Butterworth series
The Leavenworth Case - book 1

Karen Gundersheimer
Happy Winter

H
Tarquin Hall
Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator series
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing - book 2
The Case of the Missing Servant - book 1

Carolyn G. Hart
Death on Demand series
Death on Demand - book 1

Jessie Hartland
Bon Appétit!

Gerald Helferich
High Cotton

Edward Hemingway and Mark Bailey
Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide To Great American Writers

Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay
Tenzing Norbu series
The Broken Rules of Ten - prequel 
The First Rule of Ten - book 1
The Second Rule of Ten - book 2

Reginald Hill
Dalziel and Pascoe series
A Clubbable Woman - book 1
An Advancement Of Learning - book 2
An April Shroud - book 4
Ruling Passion - book 3

Susan Hill
Howards End is on the Landing

Russell Hoban
A Baby Sister For Frances
A Birthday For Frances
Bedtime For Frances
Bread And Jam For Frances

Lois Hole
I'll Never Marry a Farmer

Hazel Holt
Mrs. Malory series
Death Among Friends - book 9
Mrs. Malory and No Cure For Death - book 16
Mrs. Malory and the Fatal Legacy - book 10
Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder - book 4
Mrs. Malory and the Only Good Lawyer - book 8
Mrs. Malory: Death of a Dean - book 7
Mrs. Malory Investigates - book 1
Mrs. Malory's Shortest Journey - book 3
Murder on Campus - book 5
Superfluous Death - book 6
The Cruellest Month - book 2

Nick Hornby
The Polysyllabic Spree

Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider series
Stormbreaker

William Dean Howells
Christmas Every Day and Other Stories

Alan Hunter
Chief Superintendent Gently series
Gently by the Shore - book 2
Gently Does It - book 1
Gently Down the Stream - book 3
Landed Gently - book 4

John D. Husband
Maggie Again

I
Arnaldur Indridason
Reykjavik Murder Mysteries series
Arctic Chill - book 5
Hypothermia - book 6
Jar City - book 1
Silence of the Grave - book 2
The Draining Lake - book 4
Voices - book 3

Susan Isaacs
Past Perfect

Frances Itani
Remembering the Bones

J
Jeremy Jackson
The Cornbread Book

Dorothy James
A Place To Die

P.D. James
Talking About Detective Fiction

Cindy Jenson-Elliot
Weeds Find a Way

Sarah Jio
The Violets of March

K
Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Little Heathens

Jan Karon
Father Tim series
Home To Holly Springs - book 1

Mitford series
Shepherds Abiding - book 8

Brian Kavanagh
Belinda Lawrence Murder Mystery series
Capable of Murder - book 1

Midge Ellis Keeble
Tottering In My Garden

Senator Edward M. Kennedy
My Senator and Me

Laurie R. King
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series
Locked Rooms - book 8

Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
Hawai'i Mystery series
Murder Casts a Shadow - book 1

Andrey Kurkov
Death and the Penguin

Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Nova Scotia

L
Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake

Rita Lakin
Gladdy Gold series
Getting Old Is A Disaster - book 5
Getting Old Is Criminal - book 3
Getting Old Is Murder - book 1
Getting Old Is The Best Revenge - book 2
Getting Old Is To Die For - book 4

Phyllida Law
Notes to my mother-in-law

Madeleine L'Engle
Austin Family series
The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas - a picture book in the series

Pat Leuchtman
The Roses at the End of the Road

Reeve Lindbergh
Forward From Here
My Hippie Grandmother

Sharon Lovejoy
A Blessing Of Toads

Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy-Tacy series
Betsy-Tacy - book 1
Betsy-Tacy and Tib - book 2

Deep Valley books
Carney's House Party

M
Karen MacInerney
Gray Whale Inn series
Dead and Berried - book 2
Murder on the Rocks - book 1
Murder Most Maine - book 3

Denis MacKail
Greenery Street

Charlotte MacLeod
Professor Peter Shandy series
Rest You Merry - book 1
The Luck Runs Out - book 2

Susan Elia MacNeal
Mr. Churchill's Secretary

Alice McDermott
Someone: A Novel

Stuart McLean
The Morningside World of Stuart McLean

G.M. Malliet
St. Just series
Death of a Cozy Writer - book 1

Henning Mankell
Kurt Wallander series
Faceless Killers - book 1
The Dogs Of Riga - book 2

Ngaio Marsh
Inspector Alleyn series
A Man Lay Dead - book 1

Francine Mathews
Jack 1939

Maile Meloy
Janie Scott and Benjamin Burrows series
The Apothecary - book 1

Deborah Moggach
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Lucy Maud Montgomery
Kilmeny of the Orchard

Vicky Moon
The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy

Charlotte Moore
George and Sam

Meg Mitchell Moore
The Arrivals

John Mortimer
Rumpole series
A Rumpole Christmas
Rumpole Rests His Case

N
Marie Nightingale
Out of Nova Scotia Gardens

Joan Russell Noble
Recollections Of Virginia Woolf

O
Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy series
Fancy Nancy - book 1

Catherine O'Flynn
Mr. Lynch's Holiday
What Was Lost

Stewart O'Nan
Emily, Alone
Last Night at the Lobster
The Circus Fire

Baroness Orczy
Lady Molly of Scotland Yard
The Old Man in the Corner

P
Stuart Palmer
Hildegarde Withers series
Cold Poison - book 15
Four Lost Ladies - book 11
Miss Withers Regrets - book 9
Murder on the Blackboard - book 3
Murder on Wheels - book 2
Nipped in the Bud - book 14
The Green Ace - book 13
The Penguin Pool Murder - book 1
The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla - book 7
The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan - book 8
The Puzzle of the Pepper Tree - book 4
The Puzzle of the Red Stallion - book 6
The Puzzle of the Silver Persian - book 5

Robert B. Parker
Edenville Owls

Marguerite Patten
We'll Eat Again

Philippa Pearce
Tom's Midnight Garden

Rachel Peden
Rural Free
Under Letter Topics - A Year with Gladys and Rachel

Stef Penney
The Invisible Ones

Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Gamache series
A Fatal Grace - book 2

Anne Perry
World War One series
No Graves As Yet - book 1

Elizabeth Peters
Amelia Peabody series
Crocodile on the Sandbank - book 1
A River in the Sky - book 19

Sheila Pim
A Brush With Death

Jocelyn Playfair
A House In The Country

Catherine Seiberling Pond
The Pantry

Beatrix Potter
A Journal

Barbara Pym
An Unsuitable Attachment
Jane and Prudence

Q
Ellery Queen
Calamity Town

Anthony Quinn
Border Angels
Disappeared
Disappeared - second reading

Spencer Quinn
Chet and Bernie series
Dog On It - book 1
Thereby Hangs A Tail - book 2

R
Sheila Radley
Inspector Quantrill series
Death In The Morning - book 1

Gwen Rawlings
The Pioneers of Inverness Township

Miss Read
Fairacre series
Storm in the Village - book 3
Village Diary - book 2
Village School - book 1

Thrush Green series
Thrush Green - book 1
Winter in Thrush Green - book 2
News From Thrush Green - book 3

Ruth Rendell
Chief Inspector Wexford series
From Doon with Death - book 1
Sins of the Fathers - book 2

Craig Rice
Home Sweet Homicide

Bill Richardson
Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast

Barbara Robinson
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Peter Robinson
Inspector Banks series
A Necessary End - book 3
A Dedicated Man - book 2
Gallows View - book 1

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Robert Rotenberg
Old City Hall series
Old City Hall - book 1

James Runcie
Grantchester Mystery series
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night

Richard Russo
Elsewhere

Pam Munoz Ryan
Esperanza Rising

Cynthia Rylant
The Old Woman Who Named Things
Seven Poppleton books

S
William Saroyan
The Human Comedy

Dorothy L. Sayers
Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series
Strong Poison - book 1

Peter Wimsey series
The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club

Toby Selda
Simply "Father"

Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Suzanne Strempek Shea
Sundays In America (Spring section - haven't finished the book)

Laurence Sheehan
Living With Dogs

R.C. Sherriff
The Fortnight In September

Nevil Shute
An Old Captivity
The Far Country

Elizabeth Silverthorne

Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Michael Sims
The Story of Charlotte's Web

Alexander McCall Smith
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built - book 10
The Double Comfort Safari Club - book 11
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection - book 13
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon - book 14
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party - book 12

44 Scotland Street series
The World According To Bertie - book 4

Corduroy Mansions series
A Conspiracy of Friends - book 3
Corduroy Mansions - book 1
The Dog Who Came In From The Cold - book 2

Isabel Dalhousie series
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
The Lost Art of Gratitude

Precious Ramotswe series
The Great Cake Mystery - book 3

Lee Smith
The Christmas Letters

Michael Smith
The Afternoon Tea Book

Virginia Sorenson
Miracles on Maple Hill

Nancy Springer
Enola Holmes series
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets - book 3
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline - book 5
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady - book 2
The Case of the Missing Marquess - book 1
The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan - book 4

D.E. Stevenson
Miss Buncle's Book

Sarah Stewart
The Library

Trenton Lee Stewart
Mysterious Benedict Society series
The Mysterious Benedict Society - book 1

Rex Stout
Nero Wolfe series
A Right To Die - book 40
Please Pass the Guilt - book 45
Three Witnesses - book 27

Julia Strachey
Cheerful Weather For The Wedding

Noel Streatfeild
Saplings

Susan Strickler
Impressionism Transformed

Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge

Julia Stuart
The Pigeon Pie Mystery

Ann Summerville
Lowenna Mystery series
A Graceful Death - book 1

Ann Swinfen
The Anniversary

T
Gladys Taber
Stillmeadow Daybook - Under Letter Topics - A Year with Gladys and Rachel
Stillmeadow Seasons

Candacy A. Taylor
Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress

Elizabeth Taylor
In A Summer Season

Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
Address Unknown

Patrick Taylor
Irish Country series
An Irish Country Christmas - book 3
An Irish Country Doctor - book 1
An Irish Country Girl - book 4
An Irish Country Village - book 2

Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Asey Mayo Mystery series
Banbury Bog - book 13

Edwin Way Teale
Springtime In Britain

Aline Templeton
DI Marjory Fleming series
Cold in the Earth - book 1

Abigail Thomas
A Three Dog Life

Graham Thomas
Erskine Powell Mystery series
Malice in the Highlands - book 1

Kay Thompson
Eloise

Rosy Thornton
The Tapestry of Love

Mary Lois Timbes and Robert E. Bell
Meet Me At The Butterfly Tree

Alan Titchmarsh
Fill My Stocking
Nobbut A Lad

Charles Todd
Bess Crawford Series
A Duty to the Dead - book 1
An Impartial Witness - book 2

Rebecca Tope
Thea Osborne series
A Cotswold Killing - book 1

Joanna Trollope
Daughters-in-Law

Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Little Christmas

Helene Tursten
Inspector Huss series
Detective Inspector Huss - book 1
Night Rounds - book 2
The Golden Calf - book 5
The Torso - book 3

Victoria Twead
Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

Anne Tyler
Noah's Compass

U
Lou Ureneck
Cabin: Two Brothers, A Dream, and Five Acres in Maine

V
Clare Vanderpool
Moon Over Manifest

Janwillem van de Wetering
Amsterdam Cops series
Outsider in Amsterdam - book 1

K. Velk
Up, Back, and Away

Jules Verne
Around the World in Eighty Days

Sarah Vowell
The Partly Cloudy Patriot

W
Martin Walker
Bruno, Chief of Police series
Bruno, Chief of Police - book 1
The Dark Vineyard - book 2

Charles Dudley Warner

Winifred Watson
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

David Weale
Them Times

Jean Webster
Daddy-Long-Legs
Dear Enemy
The Four-Pools Mystery

Eudora Welty
One Writer's Beginnings
The Ponder Heart

Michael Lee West
Consuming Passions

Rebecca West
The Return of the Soldier

E.B. White
Charlotte's Web

Karen White
Tradd Street series
The House on Tradd Street - book 1

Martha White, editor
E.B. White on Dogs

Kate Whouley
Cottage For Sale, Must Be Moved

Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Old Peabody Pew

Elizabeth Winthrop
Counting On Grace
The Battle For The Castle
The Castle In The Attic

Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs series
A Lesson in Secrets - book 8
Among The Mad - book 6
An Incomplete Revenge - book 5
Leaving Everything Most Loved - book 10
Messenger of Truth - book 4
The Mapping of Love and Death - book 7

P.G. Wodehouse
Blandings Castle and Elsewhere
Leave it to Psmith
Something Fresh
The Clicking of Cuthbert and Other Golf Stories

Monica Wood
When We Were The Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine

Virginia Woolf
The London Scene

Z
Farahad Zama
Marriage Bureau for Rich People series
The Marriage Bureau for Rich People - book 1

Jane Ziegelman
97 Orchard - An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement