7 January 2011

Best Crime Fiction Read in 2010 - the top authors

Yesterday's post gave you the top 7 crime fiction titles chosen by my 23 commenters in 2010.

Today we have the top authors. There are 18 of them.
There are some that I have yet to read but where I have reviews I have linked to them.

More importantly, here is a list of quality crime fiction authors you can take with you to your library or bookshop.

I've marked Australian authors in bold.
The number next to the author's name indicates the number of times the author was listed.


Adrian Hyland     9
GUNSHOT ROAD  (my rating 5)

Stieg Larsson     9
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST,  (my rating 4.6)
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (my rating 4.7)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (my rating 4.8)

Deon Meyer     7
DEVIL'S PEAK (my rating 5)
HEART OF THE HUNTER
THIRTEEN HOURS (my rating 4.8)

Jo Nesbo     7
NEMESIS (my rating 5)
THE REDBREAST (my rating 4.5)
THE SNOWMAN (my rating 5)
THE DEVIL'S STAR (my rating 4.8)

Johan Theorin     6
THE DARKEST ROOM (my rating 5)

Henning Mankell     5
ONE STEP BEHIND
THE FIFTH WOMAN  (my rating 5)
THE MAN FROM BEIJING (my rating 5)

Peter Temple     5
TRUTH (my rating 5)
THE BROKEN SHORE (my rating 5)

Andrea Camilleri     4
AUGUST HEAT  (my rating 4.5)
THE SHAPE OF WATER

Arnaldur Indridason     5
HYPOTHERMIA (my rating 5)

Elly Griffiths     4
THE CROSSING PLACES  (my rating 4.6)
THE JANUS STONE

Harlan Coben     4
CAUGHT
DEAL BREAKER
GONE FOR GOOD
JUST ONE LOOK

Louise Penny     4
THE MURDER STONE aka  A RULE AGAINST MURDER (my rating 4.9 )
BURY YOUR DEAD
THE BRUTAL TELLING

Malla Nunn     4
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE (my rating 5)
LET THE DEAD LIE (my rating 4.5)

Michael Connelly     4
9 DRAGONS
THE BLACK ECHO
THE BRASS VERDICT (my rating 5)
THE SCARECROW 

Alan Bradley     3
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE
THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG

Don Winslow     3
THE GENTLEMEN'S HOUR
THE POWER OF THE DOG
THE WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE

Kate Atkinson     3
STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG
WHERE WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? (my rating 4.8)
CASE HISTORIES

Tana French     3
THE LIKENESS
FAITHFUL PLACE

Next week I will post the full list of recommendations

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Thanks for this summary. I have to admit, I'm not surprised. There are some excellent authors represented here....

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