>Readers Suggest: What´s in a Name

>Thank you to all my kind readers for your inspiring suggestions. I will save my December budget and buy some of them in January. Which ones? Well, that is a difficult question, because of course I want to read all the ones I have not read already. I have listed all of them as I hope to tempt some of my readers. The ones marked in green are books I have read (several of them are excellent stories)

1. A book with a food in the title
Pierre Magnan, Death in the Truffle Wood
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes
Joanne Fluke, the Hannah Swensen series
Douglas Clark, Roast Eggs
Peter Lovesey, Rough Cider

2. A book with a body of water in the title
Helen Robertson, Venice of the Black Sea
Minette Walters, The Ice House
Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
Michael Dibdin, Dead Lagoon
Thomas King, Green Grass, Running Water

3. A book with a title in the title
K.T.McCaffrey, Bishop’s Pawn
Jan Guillou, In her Majesty´s Service
Ellery Queen, The King is Dead
Tony Hillerman, Talking God
Harry Kemelman, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late

4. A book with a plant in the title.
Marie Belloc Lowndes, The Story of Ivy
Lynda la Plante, Red Dahlia (two plants! – very elegant suggestion)
Ellis Peters, Monk´s Hood
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia

5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title.
Rebecca Tope, Blood in the Cotswolds
Tim Heald, Murder at Moose Jaw
Matt Beynon Rees, The Collaborator of Bethlehem (The Bethlehem Murders)
Martin Edwards, Waterloo Sunset
Colin Dexter, Last Bus to Woodstock
Agatha Christie, 4:50 from Paddington
Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
Colin Dexter, The Dead of Jericho

6. A book with a music term in the title.
Caro Ramsay, Singing to the Dead
Reg Hill, Midnight Fugue
Philip Kerr, A German Requiem
Ian Rankin, Exit Music
Kate Ross, The Devil in Music
Charles Willeford, Miami Blues


About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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