Last year about this time, I stumbled upon the announcement of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII. That was the first year that I participated in this fun event that started seven years ago.
This event is hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings. The event starts in September and goes through October and celebrates "all things ghastly and ghostly" as we move into Fall.
A description of the event:
The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
There are two simple goals for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIIISee this post for ways that you can participate. In addition to books, movies, and television, you can post about short stories or join in a group read. There is a R.I.P. Review Site where participants may post links to any book or screen posts related to this event.
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
I am committing to only one peril this year... Peril the First. Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.
I will most certainly read more than four mysterious books, and I may view (and review?) a movie or two.
These are the mystery / suspense novels I definitely plan to read in the next two months:
Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas (just finished this one)Those are all police procedurals... or at least focus on a policeman protagonist. I am on a police procedural binge right now.
A White Arrest by Ken Bruen
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
The Yard by Alex Grecian
Vengeance by Michael Dibdin
These books are some of the books that I considered reading last time and it would be nice to read one or two of them this time:
Other books I may include are:Ghost Hero by S. J. RozanThe Coffin Dancer by Jeffery DeaverGarden of Beasts by Jeffery DeaverThe Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
Murder In Belleville by Cara BlackAnd, of course, a couple of mysteries by Agatha Christie.
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill