Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New to me authors read in 2011

I read 74 books by 71 new to me authors in 2011 (out of 103 books read). Below are listed the 61 new to me fiction authors (listed alphabetically), the vast majority of whom are crime fiction writers. I plan to read other books by a fairly large number of them, which means a similar list for 2012 should hopefully be shorter than this!

Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen ****.5
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson ***.5
City of Bohane by Kevin Barry **.5
Frozen Out by Quentin Bates **.5
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes ***.5
Crimes in Southern Indiana by Frank Bill ****.5
Dirty Old Town by Nigel Bird ****
Open Season by CJ Box ***.5
Agent X by Noah Boyd **
A Stone of the Heart by John Brady ****.5
Plugged by Eoin Colfer ****
LA Requiem by Robert Crais ****
The Serbian Dane by Leif Davidsen ***
The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle ***.5
The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland **.5
The Rainy City by Earl Emerson ***.5
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan *****
The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris ****
The Fatal Touch by Conor Fitzgerald ***.5
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin *****
Greenwich Killing Time by Kinky Friedman ****
Ashes by Sergios Gakas ****.5
Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler ***
Winterland by Alan Glynn *****
Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein ****
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths ****
Headbanger by Hugo Hamilton ***
30 For a Harry by Richard Hoyt ***.5
White Sky, Black Ice by Nathan Jones ****.5
White Death by Tobias Jones ***.5
Death Toll by Jim Kelly ***.5
Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov ***
The Savage Altar by Asa Larsson ****
The Somme Stations by Andrew Martin ***.5
Peeler by Kevin McCarthy ****
Orchid Blue by Eoin McNamee ***
The City, The City by China Mieville ***.5
Garnethill by Denise Mina ***
The Cleansing Flames by R.N. Morris ***
The Cutting Crew by Steve Mosby ****
The Big Mango by Jake Needham***.5
Borkmann's Point by Hakan Nesser ***
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn ****.5
Taken by Niamh O'Connor ***
1974 by David Peace ****.5
Still Life by Louise Penny ***.5
The Ice Harvest Scott Phillips ****
Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli ***
He Died With His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond ****
The Holy Thief by William Ryan *****
The Killer is Dying by James Sallis ***
Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel ****
Mixed Blood by Roger Smith *****
The Vienna Assignment by Olen Steinhauer ****
The Quarry by Johan Theorin ***.5
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson ****.5
The Main by Trevanian ****.5
Black Diamond by Martin Walker **.5
Miami Blues by Charles Willeford ***
Stratton's War by Laura Wilson ***
The Whispers of Nemesis by Anne Zouroudi ***


Maxine Clarke said...

Very impressive list! I have read maybe about half of these, either last year or previously, but there are plenty of good suggestions to check out here, thanks (I think!).

Bernadette said...

It is an impressive list, I've still so many authors to try!