Thursday, January 3, 2013

New to me authors in 2012

Of the 109 books I read in 2012, 78 of them were by 77 authors that were new to me.  Some of these authors are well established and I'm a little embarrassed I've not tried them before now (e.g., Val McDermid, Agatha Christie - though I've watched dozens of TV adaptations of their books).  Some were debut authors.  Of this list, I'd be more than happy to read another book by all of them and that is precisely my plan this year - to try and catch-up with back catalogues and new offerings of authors I've read before, as well as discover some new authors.  I already have books by half a dozen or so of the below list on my to-be-read pile.  

Tollesbury Times Forever by Stuart Aylis ***.5
Dig Two Graves by Eric Beetner ****.5
The Golden Scales by Parker Bilal ***.5
HHhH by Laurent Binet ***
Restless by William Boyd ****
A June of Ordinary Murders by Conor Brady ***.5
Snapshots by Paul Brazill ****.5
The Point by Gerard Brennan *****
Hill Country by R. Thomas Brown ****
Manchester 6 by Col Bury ***.5
Storm Front by Jim Butcher *****
A Dark Place to Die by Ed Chatterton ****
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie ***.5
The Science of Paul by Aaron Philip Clark ****
Ghost Town by Michael Clifford ****.5
Resistance by Matthew Cobb *****
The Eighty Five Billion Euro Man by Donal Conaty ***
No Sale by Patrick Conrad ****
The Rocksburg Railroad Murders by K.C. Constantine ****.5
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin ****
The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming ***.5
Spies in the Sky by Taylor Downing ***.5
Only a Game? by Eamon Dunphy ****
When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson ****
Money Shot by Christa Faust ****
Cadaver Blues by J.E. Fishman ***.5
A Long Silence by Nicolas Freeling **
The Great Crash 1929 by JK Galbraith ***
The Imitation of Patsy Burke by John J Gaynard ****
A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill ***.5
The Barbed-Wire University by Midge Gillies ***
A Death in Tuscany by Michele Giuttari ***
The Information by James Gleick ***
The Sleepwalkers by Paul Grossman ***
Brenner and God by Wolf Haas **.5
The Dead Detective by William Heffernan ***
Dead Harvest by Chris F Holm ****
In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B Hughes ****
The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg ****.5
The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson ****
Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon ******
A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller **.5
Death in the City of Light by David King ***
Crime at Christmas by C.H.B. Kitchin ***
We Are the Hanged Man by Douglas Lindsay *****
The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson by Douglas Lindsay ****.5
Where the Devil Can't Go by Anya Lipska ***.5
Bad Traffic by Simon Lewis ****
The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey ***
Death on the Marias by Adrian Magson ***.5
Blood Tears by Michael J Malone *****
The Black House by Peter May ***
Head Games by Craig McDonald *** 
White Heat by M.J. McGrath *****
Even Flow by Darragh McManus****
The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid **.5
Devil's Peak by Deon Meyer ****.5
Kiss Me Quick by Danny Miller ***
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore *****
Ghost Money by Andrew Nette ***.5
Old School by Dan O'Shea ****
Lumen by Ben Pastor ***.5
Red Ribbons by Louise Phillips ***.5
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollack ****
Dust Devils by James Reasoner ***
Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson ****
The City of Shadows by Michael Russell *****
The Last Sunrise by Robert Ryan ***
The Killing of Emma Gross by Damien Seaman ****.5
Homicide by David Simon *****
Choke on Your Lies by Anthony Neil Smith ****
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith ***
Johnny Porno by Charlie Stella *****
A Death in Vienna by Frank Tallis ****
Or The Bull Kills You by Jason Webster ***
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig ***.5
The Envoy by Edward Wilson *****
The Last Policeman by Ben Winters ****

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