R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIV Ends

Hello fellow bookworms, with the departure of October came the end of the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril reading event, which encourages us to read books from the categories: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror and Supernatural during the months of September and October. Over that time here’s what I managed to read:

1. Front Page Murder by Peter Bartram (2017) **
The second book in Bartram’s nostalgic, crime-fiction, Crampton of the Chronicle series, another fast-paced, page-turning murder mystery, with a likeable protagonist and a great setting.

2. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M. C. Beaton (1998) **
The seventh book in Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series following prickly, amateur sleuth, Agatha Raisin, which was another quick, fun, cosy read – a perfect grab a mug of tea, curl up and simply enjoy kind of books.

3. Council by Snorri Kristjansson (2019) ***
The second of Kristjansson’s murder-mysteries, which follows the misadventures of Helga Finnsdottir. A heart-pounding, page-turner, with a darker, thriller twist. My only issue was the cliffhanger end… I want to know what happens next, now!

4. The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart (1962) ***
The seventh of Stewart’s modern-classic novels, which was a marvellously romantic, suspense that swept me away to the lush island of Crete for a mystery that gripped me from start to finish.

5. Her Kind by Niamh Boyce (2019) ***
A dark, atmospheric historical-fiction which shines a light on the events leading up to and gives back a voice to the women caught up in the terrifying Kilkenny Witch Trial, in Ireland.


6. The Moor by Laurie R. King (1998) **
The fourth, nostalgic Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery, which took me to Dartmoor – the scene for Holmes’ best-known case of the Baskervilles – for another mysterious conundrum for this married sleuthing team.

With six books read, I have smashed my goal to read four books for the Peril the First level. Although I am a little behind on reviews, so you will have to look out for my full thoughts on my last two reads. So, all-in-all, another year of fun and fantastic reading for the R.I.P. event – I look forward to next years!

Now over to you: What do you think of the books I’ve read? Did you take part in the event too? Let us know what you read and please link in the comments if you have done a round-up post too.

11 thoughts on “R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIV Ends

  1. Smash on! I was not actually participating in the challenge but I read two psychological thrillers in Oct: The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith and Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. Both were good.

  2. Well done, Jessica! Six books is very impressive. I loved The Moonspinners and would like to read some of those other books, especially Her Kind and The Moor.

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