Best books of 2018

My request for the best books you read this year had an overwhelming response! Thank you to those of you who sent in their lists.   The lists below not only cover  a wide range of subjects, but also span centuries, from 2018 to those published hundreds of years ago. Fiction includes fantasy, crime and …

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton takes the traditional English setting for a whodunit—a country house thrumming with secrets, tensions and fears—and turns it into something completely unexpected. I have read a lot of crime fiction, and this is one of the most original books I’ve come across. Take the way it begins. “I forget everything between footsteps.‘Anna!’ I …

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