I've begun collating the suggestions that came in as a result of my Mid-Way Report post.
People were able to list titles regardless of when they were published
17 participants have suggested over 140 individual titles.
Today's list consists of the titles that were mentioned more than once.
An interesting feature is that so many of them are translated books.
AN UNCERTAIN PLACE, Fred Vargas - 4
CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER, Tom Franklin - 4
THE LEOPARD, Jo Nesbo - 4
MERCY aka KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, Jussi Adler-Olsen - 3
THE WINGS OF THE SPHINX, Andrea Camilleri - 3
BURY YOUR DEAD, Louise Penny - 3
COLD JUSTICE, Katherine Howell - 2
DRAWING CONCLUSIONS, Donna Leon - 2
MISTRESS IN THE ART OF DEATH, Ariana Franklin - 2
DEAD TOMORROW, Peter James - 2
THE BRUTAL TELLING, Louise Penny -2
THE SNOWMAN, Jo Nesbo - 2
THE TROUBLED MAN, Henning Mankell - 2
A THOUSAND CUTS aka RUPTURE, Simon Lelic - 2
THE RAGE, Gene Kerrigan - 2
A COLD KISS, John Rector -2
Many thanks to Marce, Margaret, Maxine, Cat, Bernadette, Bev, Rob, Stacybuckeye, Margot, Vicki, Jose Ignacio, Norman, Kathyd, Arthur, Rhu and Cynthia for participating.
You might like to check these posts out. Most of them are linked to reviews of the novels.
- Books Please: Best Crime Fiction Reads so far this year
- Petrona: Books to take on holiday
- Tell Me a Story: Best Crime Fiction Reads 2011
- My Reader's Block: Best Crime Novels of 2011 (so far)
- The Game's Afoot: Best Crime Fiction Reads 2011 (first half)
- Reactions to Reading: the halfway point
- MYSTERIES in PARADISE - mid way report
- The View from the Blue House
- Confessions of a Mystery Novelist
- Crime Scraps Review
- Stacy's Books
- Vicki Tyley
I hope all these lists help you in your search for good crime fiction redaing.
Thank you Kerrie for putting all this information together.
Thank you. The lists are well appreciated.
I often find good book ideas from these lists, and I take notes!
The limitations are my library system, which refuses to get a lot of global fiction -- mystery or not, my own budget, the now absurd territorial restrictions and my time.
Just had a problem with Book Depository which refused to sell to a person in the U.S. a copy of Indridason's Outrage. Said the publisher restricted the book from U.S. sales. My first -- and not last -- problem with this ridiculous policy.
It's too expensive at Amazon, and even Abe Books. So I'll wait it out, hoping for a less costly price one way or another.
Kerrie - Thanks for posting this. It's such an interesting way to catch up on what everyone's been enjoying reading. And thanks for the link to my blog.
Just tested my link and it's not working...
Here's the URL again, just in case: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/07/best-crime-novels-of-2011-so-far.html
Thanks for putting all these links together - my TBR has grown considerably.
All fixed Bev. Thanks for checking.
Great to see it all come together, well done.
I must get my hands on LouiseP and JoN
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