Friday, January 2, 2015

New to me authors in 2014

It's always nice to discover new authors and their stories.  Of the 109 books I read in 2014, 70 were by 69 authors that were new to me. I'd be happy to read other books by just about all of them and no doubt will over time.  Indeed, one of plans for this year is cut back on new authors and catch up with tales by those I've read before.

Darkhouse by Alex Barclay ***** 
Margin of Error by Edna Buchanan ***
Little Caesar by W.R. Burnett ***.5
The Hot Country by Robert Olen Butler ***
Prime Cut by Alan Carter ***
Crossword Ends in Violence (5) by James Cary ***.5
Geek Sublime by Vikram Chandra ***.5
I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio De Giovanni ****
Long Way Home by Eva Dolan *****
The Formula by Luke Dormehl ***.5
Corridors of Death by Ruth Dudley Edwards ****
Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis ****
The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson ***
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ***
Pest Control by Bill Fitzhugh *****
Keep Away From Those Ferraris by Pat Fitzpatrick *****
The Fires by Joe Flood *****
Flashman by George Macdonald Fraser ****
The Forgotten 500 by Gregory A Freeman ***
Casual Rex by Eric Garcia ***.5
The Panda Theory by Paschal Garnier ***.5
Summertime, All the Cats are Bored by Philippe Georget ***
The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin ***
The Holiday Murders by Robert Gott ****
Heartbreak and Vine by Woody Haut ****.5
Another Case in Cowtown by Mel Healy ***
Cross of Iron by Willi Heinrich *****
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway ***
Dead Lions by Mick Herron ****.5  

Closed for Winter by Jorn Lier Horst ****.5
Gently Floating by Alan Hunter ***
Total Chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo ***.5
The End: Germany 1944-1945 by Ian Kershaw ***.5
Grind Joint by Dana King *****
The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg ****.5
The Carrier by Preston Lang ***.5
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane ****.5
The Big Goodbye by Michael Lister ***
The Safe Word by Karen Long ***
Tropical Heat by John Lutz ***
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz ****
All God's Children by Arthur Lyons ***
Dark Winter by David Mark ***.5
The Man From Berlin by Luke McCallin ****
The Steam Pig by James McClure ****
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by Horace McCoy ***.5
The Secrets of Rue St Roch by Janet Morgan ****.5
Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent ****.5
Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O'Bryan ***
To Die in Beverly Hills by Gerald Petievich ****
Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda *****
The Blood Dimmed Tide by Anthony Quinn ***.5
Disappeared by Anthony Quinn ****.5
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn ****
Bird Dog by Philip Reed ****.5
Hard Bounce by Todd Robinson  ****.5
The Spy Who Changed the World by Mike Rossiter ****.5
Dataclysm by Christian Rudder **
The Secrets in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri ****.5

Behind the Night Bazaar by Angela Savage ***.5
A Private Venus by Giorgio Scerbanenco ****
The Numbers Game of Alan Schwarz ****
Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon ***
Salty by Mark Haskell Smith ***
The Gigolo Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer ****
Automate This by Christopher Steiner ***.5
Briarpatch by Ross Thomas ***.5
Bad Penny Blues by Cathi Unsworth ****
I Married a Dead Man by Cornell Woodrich *****
Villain by Shuichi Yoshida *****


pattinase (abbott) said...

You are amazing! AND HI from Phil.

Kiwicraig said...

Nice list Rob! Well done on all the great reading in 2014. I had a very poor year in terms of books read, numberswise, but I did have some great new-to-me authors too, including Arild Stavrum, Craig Robertson, PM Newton, Ben Atkins, and Luca Veste, amongst others.

Rob Kitchin said...

Hi Patti, I'm sure Phil might find something to his taste on the 1930-50s tab above.

Craig, I'll look those authors up and also track down some New Zealand crime fiction.

Kiwicraig said...

Well, not many NZ authors are published in the UK, but you could try Paul Thomas's FALLOUT, which is released by Bitter Lemon Press in March. Terrific author, won the Ngaio Marsh Award in 2013 and the Ned Kelly Award back in the mid 1990s (he had a 15-year gap between books 3 and 4 in the series).