Monday, January 09, 2012

Euro Crime reviewers favourite reads of 2011

I've asked the recent contributors to Euro Crime to choose their five favourite European reads of 2011 and a total of 73 titles have been submitted. The following favourites come from the lists submitted by: Pat Austin, Mark Bailey, Maxine Clarke, Amanda Gillies, Terry Halligan, Lynn Harvey, Sarah Hilary, Geoff Jones, Michelle Peckham, Norman Price, Laura Root, Rich Westwood, Susan White and myself (there is some overlap with the 2010 favourites):

The most mentioned titles are:
4 votes:
Jussi-Adler Olsen - Mercy, tr. Lisa Hartford

3 votes
Asa Larsson - Until Thy Wrath Be Past, tr. Laurie Thompson
Jo Nesbo - The Leopard, tr. Don Bartlett

2 votes:
Thomas Enger - Burned, tr. Charlotte Barslund
Arnaldur Indridason - Outrage, tr. Anna Yates
Hakan Nesser - The Inspector and Silence, tr. Laurie Thompson
Johan Theorin - The Quarry, tr. Marlaine Delargy
Fred Vargas - An Uncertain Place, tr. Sian Reynolds
The most mentioned authors (irrespective of title) are:
4 votes:
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Jo Nesbo
Fred Vargas

3 votes
Asa Larsson
Hakan Nesser

2 votes:
Alison Bruce
Thomas Enger
Arnaldur Indridason
Laurie R King
Johan Theorin
The most mentioned translators are:
6 votes:
Laurie Thompson

5 votes:
Lisa Hartford/Tiina Nunnally

4 votes:
Don Bartlett
Sian Reynolds

3 votes:
Marlaine Delargy

2 votes:
Charlotte Barslund
Neil Smith
Anna Yates
The breakdown by reviewer, with additional recommendations and any additional comments they have made, can be found on the website.


Maxine Clarke said...

Fascinating! Excellent selection of books, authors and translators --- but I suppose I would think that, wouldn't I? ;-) Thanks for putting it all together so succinctly.

RebeccaK said...

I'm saving this post. It's so helpful since US publication dates are so much later.