I decided June would be Brits Month, and I’ve enjoyed it enough that I think July will be likewise (although perhaps adopting “British Isles” as my definer, since I have an unread Tana French novel luring me). At the start of June I wasn’t really thinking about Brexit; now, my reading of so many UK novels in a row puts me in a sort of requiem mood.
The links are to my usually hasty Goodreads notes.
Yes, I know O’Brien is Irish, but she’s lived in London for decades and is a pillar of the UK literary establishment.
- The Widow by Fiona Barton
- The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
- The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
- Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
- A Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell
- The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
- The Echo by Minette Walters
- Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville
- The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
- The Uninvited Corpse by Michael Underwood