Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Euro Crime reviewers favourite reads of 2009

I've asked the recent contributors to Euro Crime to choose their five favourite European reads of 2009 and a total of 60 different titles have been submitted. The following favourites come from the lists submitted by: Pat Austin, Amanda Brown, Maxine Clarke, Amanda Gillies, Terry Halligan, Geoff Jones, Michelle Peckham, Norman Price, Laura Root, Rik Shepherd and myself:

The most mentioned titles are:
3 votes:
Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Played With Fire tr. Reg Keeland

2 votes:
Karin Alvtegen - Shadow tr. McKinley Burnett
Andrea Camilleri - The Paper Moon tr. Stephen Sartarelli
Hans Fallada - Alone in Berlin tr. Michael Hofmann
Arnaldur Indridason - Hypothermia tr. Victoria Cribb
Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest tr. Reg Keeland
Jo Nesbo - The Redeemer tr. Don Bartlett
The most mentioned authors (irrespective of title) are:
6 votes:
Stieg Larsson

3 votes:
Karin Alvtegen
Andrea Camilleri
Arnaldur Indridason
Jo Nesbo

2 votes:
Ann Cleeves
Ariana Franklin
John Lawton
The most mentioned translators are:
8 votes:
Reg Keeland/McKinley Burnett

4 votes:
Don Bartlett
The breakdown by reviewer plus any additional comments they have made, will be uploaded to the website soon.


Unknown said...

I love Jo Nesbo! Just finished reading The Devil's Star. This man knows how to plot books. --Keishon

Maxine Clarke said...

The winner wasn't one of my choices of best of the year, though it's a jolly good book. I don't think that the Larssons can really be considered in isolation - but even so, I think the first book is my favourite (I know that many disagree!).

I am intrigued by how few of my selections made it into this hall of fame! This means that I can expect to discover lots of new reading recommendations when the breakdown is up (I hope)!

Thanks very much for putting all this together, Karen.

Leigh Russell said...

Thank you for the mention on the website as a favourite read of 2009. sold out of CUT SHORT last month just one week after restocking. 500 more copies are due shortly. Might be best to preorder before they sell out again.