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By Fiona Reid
Readers' choice

CRIME and thriller books were the top choices for readers in the region last year.

Dumfries and Galloway Library Services have revealed their most borrowed books for 2015.

And murder and suspense stories fill the top ten, with a dash of historical romance as well.
Topping the fiction lending list was Thin Air by Ann Cleeves. It’s part of a mystery series set in the Shetland Isles.
Other popular titles were The Missing and The Dead by Stuart McBride, Peppercorn Street by Anna Jacobs, The Burning Room by Michael Connelly and Abattoir Blues by Peter Robinson.
Night Song Of The Last Tram by Robert Douglas was first on the non fiction list; the children’s favourite was Awful Auntie by David Walliams; and The Dumfries and Galloway Local Characterful Guide by Donald Greig was the most read local book.
Ebooks are also proving a popular lending choice with crime again dominating the downloads.

Thriller author Lee Child was by far the most popular download choice, claiming five spots in the top ten with Die Trying, The Visitor, Tripwire, The Enemy and Echo Burning.

Composition with hardcover books. Literature and education.
Composition with hardcover books. Literature and education.

2015 DG library favourites-
how many have you read?

Adult Fiction
1. Thin Air by Ann Cleeves
2. The Missing And The Dead by Stuart MacBride
)3. Peppercorn Street by Anna Jacobs
4. The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
5. The Escape by David Baldacci
6. Private Vegas by James Patterson
7. Runaway by Peter May
8. Personal by Lee Child
9. A Time To Remember by Anna Jacobs
10. Abattoir Blues by Peter Robinson

Non Fiction
1. Night Song Of The Last Tram by Robert Douglas
2. The Establishment And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones
3. Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
4. Walking Home by Clare Balding
5. There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You by Lynda Bellingam
6. Mary Berry Cook The Perfect, Step By Step by Mary Berry
7. We Need To Talk About . . . Kevin Bridges by Kevin Bridges
8. My History by Antonia Fraser
9. Dumfries and Galloway, local, characterful guide, y Donald Greig
10. Guinness World Records 2015

1. Die Trying – Lee Child
2. The Visitor by Lee Child
3. Tripwire by Lee Child
4. The enemy by Lee Child
5. Echo Burning by Lee Child
6. Broken Skin by Stuart MacBride
7. Nemesis by Jo Nesbo
8. Borrowed Time by Robert Goddard
9. Girl missing – Tess Gerritsen
10. Postcard killers – James Patterson



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