Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different top ten list is featured. This week, the topic is: top ten books in a genre of your choice.
Here are my top ten crime books:
1. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Poirot is my favourite Christie detective (for some reason, I have never got on quite so well with Miss Marple), and this is my favourite Christie book.
2. Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
Not so much a mystery (!), but still a fantastic read.
3. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
A huge book that I devoured in a weekend, thanks to the overheated setting and the murky mystery, all wrapped up in the adventures of a young girl with a dead brother.
4. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Another Christie, another classic. The good old "X people stuck on a island, being murdered one by one", done to perfection.
5. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
6. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
Featuring one of my favourite fictional detectives, Kurt Wallander. This is the first in the Wallander series.
7. Armadillos and Old Lace by Kinky Friedman
One of my favourite crime authors, I was introduced to Kinky Friedman's books by my dad years ago. Funny, dark and a little bit addictive.
8. The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
More grisly Scandinavian happenings.
9. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
I tried not to duplicate too many authors here, by I loved Tartt's first novel, too, about a group of college students who try and cover up a murder.
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Some classic Sherlock to finish!
Recommendations are more than welcome. What's on your list this week?