16 January 2009

Oz_Mystery_Readers Announce top reads for 2008

The oz_mystery_readers Yahoo group has announced it's top crime fiction reads for 2008.

15 members suggested 140 titles

How we voted:

47% (7) - SHATTER, Michael Robotham
25% (4) - FAN MAIL, P. D. Martin
20% (3) - THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Stieg Larsson
20% (3) - VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE, Leah Giarratano

then all the following were chosen by 2 readers
A CURE FOR ALL DISEASES, Reginald Hill
A SUPERIOR DEATH, Nevada Barr
BODY COUNT, P.D. Martin
FRANTIC, Katherine Howell
GUILTY PLEASURES, Laurell K. Hamilton
MY ENEMY'S CRADLE, Sara Young
THE DARKEST HOUR, Katherine Howell
THE DRAINING LAKE, Arnaldur Indridason
THE PRIVATE PATIENT, P.D. James
VOODOO DOLL, Leah Giarratano

If we sort it by author here is what we get (*** Aussie writers surface)

50% (8) - ***Michael Robotham: SHATTER, BOMBPROOF
47% (7) - ***P.D. Martin: BODY COUNT, FAN MAIL, THE MURDERER'S CLUB
40% (6) - ***Leah Giarratano: VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE, VOODOO DOLL
25% (4) - ***Katherine Howell: FRANTIC, THE DARKEST HOUR
20% (3) - Stieg Larsson: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
20% (3) - Nevada Barr: A SUPERIOR DEATH, TRACK OF THE CAT

then each of the following authors got 2 mentions
Val McDermid: A DARKER DOMAIN, BENEATH THE BLEEDING
Stephanie Meyer: NEW MOON, TWILIGHT
Sara Young: MY ENEMY'S CRADLE
Reginald Hill: A CURE FOR ALL DISEASES
Peter Robinson: FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
Nicci French: LOSING YOU, THE MEMORY GAME
Lynda la Plante: ABOVE SUSPICION, CLEAN CUT
Linwood Barclay: NO TIME FOR GOODBYE, TOO CLOSE TO HOME
***Leigh Redhead: CHERRY PIE, RUBDOWN
Ken Bruen: CROSS, PRIEST
Jo Nesbo: NEMESIS, THE REDBREAST
Fred Vargas: SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR, WASH THIS BLOOD CLEAN FROM MY HAND
***Felicity Young: A CERTAIN MALICE, AN EASEFUL DEATH
Arnaldur Indridason: THE DRAINING LAKE
Ann Cleeves: RAVEN BLACK, WHITE NIGHTS
Adrian McKinty: DEAD I WELL MAY BE, THE DEAD YARD

2 comments:

maxine said...

I managed to buy a P D Martin in Murder One the other week - looking forward to it. (I think it is the first one.) I have just checked out Leah G on Amazon but unfortunately she does not seem to be available in the UK ...yet ? Just a couple of v expensive "second hand" titles.

Kerrie said...

The Book Depository http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/ lists her Maxine, but they are out of stock it seems.

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