Friday, January 16, 2009

Euro Crime reviewers' favourite reads of 2008

I've asked all the contributors to Euro Crime to choose their five favourite European reads of 2008. The following favourites come from the lists submitted by: Pat Austin, Paul Blackburn, Karen Chisholm, Maxine Clarke, Sunnie Gill, Amanda Gillies, Terry Halligan, Geoff Jones, Michelle Peckham, Norman Price, Mike Ripley, Laura Root, Kerrie Smith, Fiona Walker and myself:

The most mentioned titles are:
4 votes:
Stieg Larsson - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

3 votes:
Stuart MacBride - Flesh House
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Last Rituals
Johan Theorin - Echoes from the Dead

2 votes:
Kate Atkinson - When will there be good news?
Reginald Hill - A Cure for All Diseases
Arnaldur Indridason - Arctic Chill
Philip Kerr - A Quiet Flame
Jo Nesbo - Nemesis
Michael Robotham - Shatter
Helene Tursten - The Torso
Fred Vargas - This Night's Foul Work
The most mentioned authors (irrespective of title) are:
4 votes:
Stieg Larsson
Stuart MacBride

3 votes:
Jo Nesbo
Yrsa Sigudardottir
Johan Theorin

2 votes:
Kate Atkinson
Ariana Franklin
Reginald Hill
Arnaldur Indridason
Philip Kerr
Ian Rankin
Sarah Rayne
Michael Robotham
Sjowall and Wahloo
Helene Tursten
Fred Vargas
The breakdown by reviewer plus any additional comments they have made, will be uploaded to the website, soon.


Ali Karim said...

Appreciate the work getting this listing - Thanks Karen

I had to smile as despite liking Larsson a bit.....I have to catch up on some of the others


Kerrie said...

There are some on this list I haven't read yet Karen.
Thanks for it

Anonymous said...

What happened to Tana French and her fantastic book, "The Likeness"?


Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Hi Kathy - I think views were mixed about The Likeness. Maxine's reviewed it here:

Ali & Kerrie - I haven't read as many as I should have on the list... :)

Uriah Robinson said...

I am dying to know who liked which books.