October was a relatively read-y month for me, with six books completed plus a few one-off stories.
Peter Dickinson: A Pride of Heroes
A lion-infested stately home is the venue for a story of suicide, murder, and impersonation. Jimmy Pibble investigates.
Kyril Bonfiglioli: Don’t Point That Thing at Me
A scurrilous tale in the style of P. G. Wodehouse after a misspent youth and several brandies. Cover of the month, if not book.
Louis Joseph Vance: The Bandbox
A very lively and funny mystery adventure set on an ocean liner, New York, and a lonely island.
Jack Higgins: The Eagle Has Landed
A classic WWII adventure pitching German paratroops against a Norfolk village.
Philip Youngman Carter: Tales on the Off-Beat (review to come)
Short stories proving that Margery Allingham’s husband Pip was more than just Margery Allingham’s husband.
Peter Dickinson: The Glass-Sided Ants’ Nest
A decidedly odd anthropological mystery set in the unlikely surrounds of a London house occupied by a displaced tribe known as the Ku. Book of the month.
Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise collects together everyone’s favourite reads every month, you can see October’s list here.