Sunday, December 19, 2010

New-to-Me Authors in 2010

Currently I read less crime fiction than I used to, so my list of new-to-me authors read in 2010 is fairly short compared to some. The authors/books I have read in this category are listed below with links to my reviews where available. I would say that all of these books are worth a read for different reasons: unusual plot, different setting, etc. Badfellas, The Darkest Room and Thursday Night Widows are my favourites with an honourable mention to Dark Matter. (I've not included any North American authors or non-crime authors. I've left in translated authors from outside the EU!)
Tonino Benacquista - Badfellas
Roberto Bolano - The Skating Rink
Adam Creed - Willing Flesh
Pablo de Santis - Voltaire's Calligrapher
Michele Giuttari - The Death of a Mafia Don
Ernesto Mallo - Needle in a Haystack
Patricia Melo - Lost World
Claudia Pineiro - Thursday Night Widows
Linda Regan - Behind You!
Santiago Roncagliolo - Red April
Andrea Maria Schenkel - Ice Cold
Gunnar Staalesen - The Consorts of Death
Cath Staincliffe - The Kindest Thing
Johan Theorin - The Darkest Room
Valerio Varesi - River of Shadows
Juli Zeh - Dark Matter (apa In Free Fall)


Anonymous said...

I think that the Johan Theorin and Gunnar Staalesen books on this list are excellent. Reading all these lists, I am struck by just how many good authors there are out there, yet to be discovered or who have just been published/translated for the first time.

Danielle said...

I really liked Thursday Night Widows as well--it might just make my favorites list, too. I enjoyed the Theorin as well and hope to read more of his work in the next year. Happy Holidays!

Bernadette said...

Yes I'm beginning to think this was a bad idea - I keep seeing new names that I want to try myself but I have promised to get my TBR under control next year instead of wildly acquiring too many more new books. I have only read 4 of those authors you've listed, though I do have several more on my TBR pile already.

kathy d. said...

I am holding my breath to see the Best of 2010 books which Eurocrime's reviewers come up with...can't wait.