12 January 2011

Best Crime Fiction Reads in 2010 - listed by author

Last week I began listing the outstanding titles and authors suggested by commenters on this blog from their crime fiction reading in 2010.

Between them the 23 commenters suggested 173 separate titles. Yesterday I posted the full list sorted by title. Here they are sorted by author.
Australian authors are marked in bold.

Adrian Hyland    GUNSHOT ROAD
Adrian McKinty    DEAD I MAY WELL BE
Agatha Christie    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Agatha Christie    THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES
Alan Bradley    THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE
Alan Bradley    THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG
Allan Gutthrie    BYE BYE BABY
Andrea Camilleri    AUGUST HEAT
Andrea Camilleri    THE SHAPE OF WATER
Ann Cleeves    RAVEN BLACK
Antoinette van Heugten    SAVING MAX
Ariana Franklin    MISTRESS OF THE ART OF DEATH
Arnaldur Indridason    HYPOTHERMIA
Attica Locke    BLACK WATER RISING
Batya Gur    LITERARY MURDER
Belinda Bauer    BLACKLANDS
Bryan Gruley    STARVATION LAKE
C J Box    WINTERKILL
Camilla Lackberg    THE ICE PRINCESS
Caro Peacock    A FOREIGN AFFAIR
Carol K Carr    INDIA BLACK: A MADAM OF ESPIONAGE MYSTERY
Catherine O'Flynn    WHAT WAS LOST
Cathi Unsworth    BED PENNY BLUES
Charles Finch    A BEAUTIFUL BLUE DEATH
Charles Todd    RED DOOR
Charlie Huston    THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH
Chris Grabenstein    ROLLING THUNDER
Daniel Woodrell    THE ONES YOU DO
Danny Hogan    THE WINDOWLICKER MAKER
Dave Zeltserman    SMALL CRIMES
David Hurst    WITH COLD HEARTS
Deanna Raybourn    DARK ROAD TO DARJEELING
Deborah Crombie    DREAMING OF THE BONES
Deon Meyer    DEVIL'S PEAK
Deon Meyer    HEART OF THE HUNTER
Deon Meyer    THIRTEEN HOURS
Domingo Villar    DEATH ON A GALICIAN SHORE
Dominic Stansberry    THE BIG BOOM
Dominique Manotti    AFFAIRS OF STATE
Don Chaon     AWAIT YOUR REPLY
Don Winslow    THE GENTLEMEN'S HOUR
Don Winslow    THE POWER OF THE DOG
Don Winslow    THE WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE
Donnna Moore    OLD DOGS
Dorothy B. Hughes     IN A LONELY PLACE
Duane Swierczynski    EXPIRATION DATE
Elizabeth George     CARELESS IN RED
Elizabeth Hand     GENERATION LOSS
Elly Griffiths    CROSSING PLACES
Elly Griffiths    THE JANUS STONE
Erica Spindler    LAST KNOWN VICTIM
Ernesto Mallo    NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK
Fred Vargas    THE CHALK CIRCLE MAN
G.K. Chesterton    THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN
G.M. Malliet    DEATH AT THE ALMA MATER
Gianrico Carofiglio    INVOLUNTARY WITNESS
Greg Iles    BLOOD MEMORY
Guillermo Arriaga    A SWEET SCENT OF DEATH
Hakan Nesser    WOMAN WITH BIRTHMARK
Harlan Coben    CAUGHT
Harlan Coben    DEAL BREAKER
Harlan Coben    GONE FOR GOOD
Harlan Coben    JUST ONE LOOK
Henning Mankell    ONE STEP BEHIND
Henning Mankell    THE FIFTH WOMAN
Irene Ziegler    ASHES TO WATER
Jacqueline Winspear    MAISIE DOBBS
James Lee Burke    THE GLASS RAINBOW
James M Cain    THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
James Patterson    ALEX CROSS'S TRIAL
Jassy Mackenzie    RANDOM VIOLENCE
JB Kohl & Eric Beetner    ONE TOO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD
Jenn McKinlay    SPRINKLE WITH MURDER
Jennifer Lee Carrell    HAUNT ME STILL
Jim Kelly     DEATH WORE WHITE
Jo Nesbo    NEMESIS
Jo Nesbo    THE DEVIL'S STAR
Jo Nesbo    THE REDBREAST
Jo Nesbo    THE SNOWMAN
Joan Brady    VENOM
Joe Lansdale    VANILLA RIDE
Johan Theorin    LA HORA DE LAS SOMBRAS
Johan Theorin    THE DARKEST ROOM
John Hart    THE LAST CHILD
John Le Carre    THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
John Verdon    THINK OF A NUMBER
Judy Blundell     WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED
Karin Fossum    THE WATER'S EDGE
Kate Atkinson    STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG
Kate Atkinson    WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS?
Kate Atkinson     CASE HISTORIES
Katherine Howell    COLD JUSTICE
Kathryn Casey    SINGULARITY
Kathryn Fox    BLOOD BORN
Kel Robertson    SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Ken Bruen    THE DRAMATIST
Kerry Greenwood    DEATH BY WATER
Kerry Greenwood    MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT

Kjell Eriksson    THE DEMON OF DAKAR
Kwei Quartey    WIFE OF THE GODS
Leah Giarratano    VOODOO DOLL
Lee Child    DIE TRYING
Leslie Charteris    THE FIRST SAINT OMNIBUS
Lisa Lutz    THE SPELLMANS STRIKE AGAIN
Lorenzo Silva    LA ESTRATEGIA DEL AGUA
Louise Penny    BURY YOUR DEAD
Louise Penny    THE BRUTAL TELLING
Louise Penny    THE MURDER STONE
Luiz Alfredo Garcia Roza    ALONE IN THE CROWD
M J Rose    THE MEMORIST
Maj Sojwall and Per Wahloo    MURDER AT THE SAVOY
Malla Nunn    A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE
Malla Nunn    LET THE DEAD LIE

Mark Haskell Smith    BAKED
Martha Grimes    FOUL MATTER
Martin Edwards    ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE
Michael Connelly    9 DRAGONS
Michael Connelly    THE BLACK ECHO
Michael Connelly    THE BRASS VERDICT
Michael Connelly    THE SCARECROW 
Michael Genelin    THE MAGICIAN'S ACCOMPLICE
Michael Koryta    SO COLD THE RIVER
Michael Robotham    BLEED FOR ME
Michael Stanley    A CARRION DEATH
Michele Guittori    A FLORENTINE DEATH
Miyuki Miyabe    CROSSFIRE
Nick Quantrill    BROKEN DREAMS
Paul Harris    THE SECRET KEEPER
Peter James    DEAD LIKE YOU
Peter Lovesey    SKELETON HILL
Peter Temple    THE BROKEN SHORE
Peter Temple    TRUTH
Peter Turnbull    DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Philip Kerr    IF THE DEAD RISE NOT
Phillipe Claudel    BRODECK'S REPORT
Quintin Jardine    BLOOD RED
R J Ellory    A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS
R J Ellory    THE ANNIVERARY MAN
Rebecca Cantrell    A TRACE OF SMOKE
RJ Ellory    SAINTS OF NEW YORK
Rob Kitchin    THE RULE BOOK
Robert Rotenberg    OLD CITY HALL
Ruth Rendell     THE BRIDESMAID
S J Bolton    AWAKENING
Scott Phillips    THE ICE HARVEST
Simon Lelic    A THOUSAND CUTS (A.K.A. RUPTURE)
Simon Lelic    RUPTURE (AKA A THOUSAND CUTS)
Simon Tolkien    FINAL WITNESS
Sophie Littlefield    A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY
Sophie Littlefield    A BAD DAY FOR SORRY
Stefanie Pintoff    IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM
Steig Larsson    THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO
Stephenie Meyer    BREAKING DAWN
Stieg Larsson    THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS' NEST
Stieg Larsson    THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Stuart Neville    THE TWELVE (THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST)
Sulari Gentill    A FEW RIGHT THINKING MEN
Susan Hill    SHADOWS IN THE STREET
Susan Hill     THE VOWS OF SILENCE
T Jefferson Parker    BLACK WATER
Tana French    FAITHFUL PLACE
Tana French     THE LIKENESS
Tarquin Hall    THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT
Teresa Solana    A NOT SO PERFECT CRIME
Tess Gerritsen    ICE COLD
Tom Rob Smith    CHILD 44
Tony Black    GUTTED
Yrsa Sigurdardottir    LAST RITUALS
Yrsa Sigurdardottir    MY SOUL TO TAKE

1 comment:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Thanks for doing this. Hope you're having a good 2011.

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