(Thanks to Hugo Award winning artist Abigail Larson for the use of her art)
Sadly, with the passing of the 31st October 2016 the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI reading event, hosted by the lovely Carl V, has come to an end. I love this event as it perfectly embodies all the literature most associated with Autumn: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror and Supernatural. From these categories I have read:
A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
The fourth book in Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire book series, which is another excellent, fantasy adventure/drama in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Technically fantasy but it is definitely on the darker side!
Civil Blood by Mark Gelineau and Joe King (2016)
The second book in Gelineau’s & King’s crime noir thread to their larger fantasy series, Echo of the Ascended, which was a quick read with an interesting mystery in a dark fantasy setting.
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M C Beaton
Blood on the Bayou by D. J. Donaldson
My full thoughts on these final three murder mysteries are still to be posted.
Which means I have read …
I signed up for Peril the First level, which meant I was aiming to read 4 books – I made very slow progress in September but my October reading made up for it, and my final amount is just over my goal.
Did you take part in this event? Have you been reading anything dark, creepy or mysterious recently?