MURDER and crime are most popular past-times in Moray – amongst its reading fraternity that is.
Murder mystery and crime fiction have proved once again to be the most popular book choices by users of Moray Council libraries – with one of Scotland’s most famous authors topping the list.
Heading the popularity list for 2015 was Stuart MacBride with his current north-east based detective Logan Macrae novel The Missing and The Dead.
Stuart has entertained readers and enthralled audiences during several visits to Moray libraries in recent years, and readers have paid him back by borrowing his book the most.
The year’s fictional top 10 among Moray borrowers:
1 The Missing and The Dead by Stuart MacBride
2 Personal by Lee Child
3 Gray Mountain by John Grisham
4 The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
5 Never Go Back by Lee Child
6 Private Vegas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
7 Standing In Another Man’s Grave by Iain Rankin
8 Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
9 Entry Island by Peter May
10 The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop
Non-fiction top 10:
1 H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
2 Where Memories Go by Sally Magnusson
3 There’s Something I’ve Been Dying To Tell You by Lynda Bellingham
4 A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
5 Mary Berry Cooks – The Perfect Step by Step by Mary Berry
6 Save With Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less by Jamie Oliver
7 Eat, Nourish, Glow by Amelia Freer
8 St Kilda: A People’s History by Roger Hutchinson
9 The Favoured Daughter by Fawzia Koofi
10 Scottish Baking by Sue Lawrence