Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Around the world in 365 days

2017 turned out to be a bit of a slow year of fictional travel, visiting twenty six countries, with the bulk of reads set in the UK, US and Ireland. It would be nice to extend this a bit in 2018, I think, especially to Africa, South America and Central America, places I've barely travelled to fictionally (and not all in real-life).

Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic ****
The Dry by Jane Harper ****.5
The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong *****

One or The Other by John McFetridge ***.5

Death in Shanghai by MJ Lee **.5

The Good Assassin by Paul Vidich ***.5

The Burning Gates by Parker Bilal ****.5

Don’t Mess With Mrs In-Between by Liz Evans **.5
Bryant and May – The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler ****
Real Tigers by Mick Herron *****
After You Die by Eva Dolan *****
Riptide by John Lawton *****
Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch *****
After the Fire by Jane Casey ****
The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor ***.5
The Dead of Winter by Rennie Airth ***
A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward ***.5
The Long Firm by Jake Arnott ****
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper **
The Last Winter of Dani Lancing by P.D. Viner ****
The Intrusions by Shav Sherez ****.5

Midnight in Berlin by James MacManus **
Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher ***
The Divided City by Luke McCallin ****.5
Stasi Wolf by David Young **.5

The Road to Ithaca by Ben Pastor ****.5

Snow Blind by Ragnar Jónasson ***.5

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee ****

Sleeping Dogs by Mark O’Sullivan ****.5
The Dust of Death by Paul Charles **.5
The Trespasser by Tana French *****
A Savage Hunger by Claire McGowan ***
There’s Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty ***** 
Silence by Anthony Quinn ****
The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell *****

The Detour by Andromeda Romano-Lax ****

Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Coterill ****.5

The Harbour Master by Daniel Pembrey ***

A Cold Red Sunrise by Stuart Kaminsky ****.5
The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith ***
The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko ****

Whisky in Small Glasses by Denzil Meyrich**.5
Dead Water by Ann Cleeves ****
Pilgrim Soul by Gordon Ferris ****
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid ****
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet ***
The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home ****

South Africa
Present Darkness by Malla Nunn ****
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman ****.5
The Dying Detective by Leif G.W. Persson ****

A Red Death by Walter Mosley ****
A Thousand Falling Crows by Larry Sweazy ****.5
Solo Hand by Bill Moody ***.5
Death of a Doxy by Rex Stout ****
The Sellout by Paul Beatty *****
Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente ***
A Dangerous Man by Charlie Huston ****
Moth by James Sallis ****.5
Rusty Puppy by Joe R. Lansdale ***.5
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen ***
Whiskey River by Loren Estleman ****.5
Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker ****
Kill the Next One by Federico Axat ***.5
Dead Skip by Joe Gores ****
Redemption Road by John Hart *****
Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb***

Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham ****.5
Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham ****.5

More than one country
Flashman’s Lady by George MacDonald Fraser ***.5 (England, Madagascar, Singapore, Indonesia)
Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr **** (France, Germany)
City of Lies by Michael Russell **** (Ireland, Portugal, France, Germany)
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen **** (Vietnam, United States)
Flight from Berlin by David John *** (Germany, Britain)

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