When I had first started blogging so many moons ago, Stefanie, had introduced me to R.I.P (Readers Imbibing Peril; originally started by Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings) that was hosted every year during the Fall season. Over the years, R.I.P events introduced me to such classics like We have Always Lived in a Castle. But the last few years, like everything else life was became kind of crazy nightmare and though this year is hardly better bringing in it’s own surreal qualities, I atleast have the time and energy to look around and read! So when I saw the posts coming up about the 15th R.I.P. event, I knew it’s time again to pick up those things that I had to let go and start again!
The rules this year are extremely simple and the only expectation is to read books from the following genre during the September-October
I am *******trying****** to not buy more books after the splurging of the last few months and instead am digging up from my current TBR. I m not sure if in the end I will stick to this list, but for now this seems to be the plan of action –
- The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie – This is one of those few Christie books not to feature her regular detective quad of Poirot, Miss Marple, Parker Pyne etc. There is a dead body and strange neighbors, set in the Cornish Moors and a young woman who is out to prove her finance’s innocence.
- The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne – The mathematical genius not only created the famous Winne the Pooh but was apparently wrote some very good mysteries. The Red House is one of them and set in over a weekend in the typical English country house where the host disappears suddenly, after some mysterious shorts being heard.
Dead Man’s Quarry by Ianthe Jerrold – I was introduced to this book by Jane when she wrote a wonderful review of a cycling holiday gone wrong with one of the members being found dead at a quarry.
- The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo – A brilliant review by Helen got me to buy the book. Set in 1937 Japan, a newly wed couple’s wedding night is marred with a gruesome death
- The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz – I have tried reading Horowitz a few time but it never quite works for me. But again a wonderful review by Helen made me pick this mystery within a mystery novel
This then is my plan; I am sure I will deviate and pick something else along the way, but as a starting point, this is what it looks to be!
Are you participating in R.I.P ? Do you have some good recommendations especially in the Gothic/Horror genre?
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I’m probably not joining in, but I like your list! The Christie and the Milne are both excellent, as is The Honjin Murders – happy reading! 😀
Thank You! I just finished Christie last night and it was brilliant! I am really looking forward to both Milne and Honjin!!
Your list sounds great! I probably won’t be able to do the challenge, but I do look forward to reading everyone’s reviews. 🙂
I will post some soon!!
i’ve read quite a few mysteries but i was surprised that the second one was the only one i’ve read… i stay away from horror and books in that sort of genre, but Stephen King wrote a lot of them: never read a book by him, tho… interesting idea, RIP; readers inhale peril?
You should try Agatha Christie’s non Poirot/Marple books. They are quite good and are peopled with very many interesting characters, I am very curious about Honjin Murders. I have not read King either! Well…maybe! Readers Imbibing Peril!:D
Yay for RIP! I didn’t realize I was the one who introduced you to it 🙂 It appears you are going all in on murder and mayhem this year. I hope you enjoy them all!
You did!! Many moons ago 🙂 And yes Murder is the flavor only because I do not have any unread books in other genre and *******trying******** not to buy books!
I hope you enjoy your RIP books this year – sorry if you don’t like the ones you chose based on my reviews! 🙂 I thought The Red House Mystery was a great book.
Helen you have always shared great recommendations and I am completely grateful for those wonderful books!
An intriguing list if I may say so. The only one which I have read is The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie.
Thank You!! Christie never fails! But I am really excited about Honjin Murders and The Red House mystery!