I finished the month of April having read more books than I expected. In the first 13 days of April, I finished only two books. In the remaining 17 days of the month, I finished an additional seven books. For a total of 9 books in April.
My usual reading is mysteries, but I did include one non-fiction book in that group: Your Flying Car Awaits: Robot Butlers, Lunar Vacations, and Other Dead-Wrong Predictions of the Twentieth Century. The subtitle of the book implies that it focuses on ridiculous predictions and how wacky they were. Many of the "failed" predictions were actually not so wacky. The author put the predictions in the context of the time and who was making the prediction, and where possible explained why the prediction did not pan out. It was an interesting and educational read.
A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey
White Heat by M. J. McGrath
Wall of Eyes by Margaret Millar
Accounting for Murder by Emma Lathen
G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
The Dark Side of the Road by Simon R. Green
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain