6 August 2010

In your search for crime fiction

Just recently I asked people who read this blog to suggest the best crime fiction title they've read this year and
and crime fiction authors to look for.

Here are the results of those posts. We used a new tool, AnswerGarden.

Many thanks to friends of this blog who participated.

The 19 book titles suggested include a number of award winners. Some were suggested more than once.
  • DEAD POINT, Peter Temple (2)
  • CHILD 44, Tom Rob Smith (2)
  • BLEED FOR ME, Michael Robotham (2)
  • THE BROKEN SHORE, Peter Temple
  • TRUTH, Peter Temple (3)
  • GUNSHOT ROAD, Adrian Hyland (2)
  • A TRACE OF SMOKE, Rebecca Cantrell
  • THE BLACK PATH, Asa Larsson
  • COMPANY OF LIARS, Karen Maitland
  • U is for UNDERTOW, Sue Grafton
  • NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK, Ernesto Mallo
  • BROKEN, Karin Fossum
  • FREEZE FRAME, Peter May
  • THE GUARDS, Ken Bruen
  • LAST RITUALS, Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • SHARP OBJECTS, Gillian Flynn
  • VINTAGE MURDER, Ngaio Marsh
  • A DARK ADAPTED EYE, Barbara Vine
  • AWAIT YOUR REPLY, Dan Chaon
The 14 author names represent a cross section of the genre, and include British, Australian, Scandinavian, South African, and American.
They are
  • Vanda Symon
  • Peter Lovesey
  • Sue Grafton
  • Peter Temple
  • Jo Nesbo
  • fred vargas
  • Reginald Hill
  • Michael Robotham
  • Michael Connelly
  • Lenny Bartulin
  • Arnaldur Indridason
  • Malla Nunn
  • Sue Grafton
  • Adrian Hyland

2 comments:

Bernadette in Australia said...

You could certainly do a heck of a lot worse than starting with those lists.

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Thanks for this. It really is a helpful resource for an exploration of some of the fine crime fiction out there.

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