Francis Spufford - Golden Hill Oh gosh, I loved this. Historical, funny, perfectly evoked.
JP Delaney - The Girl Before Psychological thriller in a minimalist modernist palace. Good on property lust, twisty.
Jane Harper - The Dry Parched, atmospheric outback murder. This will so be made into a film. Russell Crowe will probably play the local bloke who got out and made good coming back to confront his childhood demons.
Helen Callaghan - Dear Amy Agony aunt gets a letter from missing teenager, things get murky. Enjoyed.
Joseph Knox - Sirens It took me a while to warm to this Manchester-based noir (rule breaking cop, yawn, loads of young women who may or may not be prostitutes), but the writing is GOOD and in parts it’s genuinely very surprising.
Laura Lippman - Another Thing To Fall A film crew comes to Baltimore and murder ensues.
Laura Lippman - In Big Trouble This is a really old Tess Monaghan but I realised I had never read. Texas, Crow is in trouble.
Sarah Waters - Fingersmith I had never read this. Now I have. It was excellent. Like anyone needs my confirmation of what the whole world knows already.
Keggie Carew - Dadland An amazing, funny, raw, portrait of dementia, intercut with her father’s rather extraordinary earlier life. I got a bit bogged down in Burma, but everything else was wonderful.
Ian Rankin - Rather Be The Devil - Solid Rebus action.
Everything I read in 2015
Everything I read in 2014