Bonfire night crime reads

The stationmaster's farewellBonfires and November nights. If you just want to curl up with a good book, all these are five star rated by Leeds Readers!!

The stationmaster’s farewell by Edward Marston

Brilliant crime read, lots of 5 * ratings. As the community of Exeter celebrate Guy Fawkes day, one notable person is missing from the festivities – Joel Haygate, the affable stationmaster. Only when the bonfire finally dies down, the charred remains of his body are found. Who would possibly want to murder a man so universally liked?

Scotch Mist by Elizabeth Darrell

November 5th. Soldiers and their families gather to celebrate with a fireworks display and a bonfire, but delight turns to fear when it explodes sending debris over the spectators. When the wife of a Pipe Major from the Drumdorran Fusiliers dies from her injuries, the Scots vent their anger on resident troops


Deadly businessDeadly business by Quintin Jardine

It’s the Fiesta de San Juan in Spain, a celebration of the Summer Solstice, and there’s much excitement about a huge firework display. But Primavera Blackstone is more inflamed by the appearance of a mysterious writer, Duncan Culshaw, who is determined to rake through the ashes of her past

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221B Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks