I saw this tag on many blogger’s sites in the summer and decided to have a go for myself – I decided to pick favourite reads of all time – I confess, my biggest problem was finding four books that started with the letter O, but I finally located those that deserved a place!
So without further ado I give you CLEOPATRA LOVES BOOKS, in books
One of my favourite books from childhood
My favourite read by this author who injects so much humour into this dark tale
Possibly my very first introduction to crime fiction where Emil and his friends catch a thief
A fantastic combination of fact and a historical crime
One of those books I simply couldn’t stop reading
The best opening line – “Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write“.
My favourite book from childhood – Margaret was my heroine, I read this book hundred’s of time although it sadly out of print now.
A sensitive piece of crime fiction featuring a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome
My favourite of the psychological fiction books written by Ruth Rendell under the name of Barbara Vine which depicts Asta’s life from the turn of the twentieth century.
The third in the brilliant Lacey Flint series
A relatively new addition to my must read list of authors and a fellow channel islander, this is the author’s first novel
Although published in 1976, this is a fascinating look at the social lives of women during the late nineteenth, early twentieth century as well as detailing some historical crimes.
A fabulous new series which has a complex plot and is backed up by well-formed characters.
Probably the book I have re-read most as an adult, a well told dual time-line tale, well researched and totally captivating.
A fresh and innovative debut
There simply can’t be a list which doesn’t feature the amazing Agatha Christie so while this isn’t her best novel, it did start with an O
A historical saga set during the First World War, this is a story of sibling rivalry and a grand house.
Domestic noir at its best
There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the sheer brilliance of this book