In January I read ten books, which is a lot for me. All of the books except one were under 300 pages and a few were closer to 200 pages, which is why I got so much read. Not all of the books I read were mysteries; two were science fiction. And one was a blend of mystery and science fiction.
The two books that were strictly sci-fi were: Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein and The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov. Both books were vintage sci-fi and I enjoyed them very much. The End of Eternity is not a mystery but reads like a thriller.
- The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself by K. C. Constantine
- Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
- The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
- Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
- The Case of the Angry Actress by E. V. Cunningham
- The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
- Publish or Perish by Margot Kinberg
- The Smoke by Tony Broadbent
Crime Fiction Pick of the Month meme is hosted at Mysteries in Paradise. Bloggers link to summary posts for the month, and identify a crime fiction best read of the month. Check out the link to see the other bloggers picks.
I don't really have a clear favorite this month. I rated all of the books I read at 4 stars out of 5 at Goodreads, and that just means I enjoyed them all. The only one I had any issues with was The Case of the Angry Actress by E. V. Cunningham, which is why I am having a hard time writing a review for that novel.
I guess I would split my vote between the three vintage mysteries I read this month: Murder at the Vicarage, The Thin Man and The Caves of Steel.