Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September reads

September proved to be a fairly solid month of reading.  The two standout books were John McFetridge's historical police procedural set in Montreal in 1970, Black Rock, and Bill Fitzhugh's screwball noir, Pest Control.  The latter is my book of the month, a fun, warm-hearted comic crime caper.

Black Rock by John McFetridge ****.5
Pest Control by Bill Fitzhugh *****
The Blood Dimmed Tide by Anthony Quinn ***.5
The Late Greats by Nick Quantrill ***.5
A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintrye ***
Salty by Mark Haskell Smith ***
Automate This by Christopher Steiner ***.5
Bad Penny Blues by Cathi Unsworth ****