Thursday, January 5, 2017

New to me authors in 2016

Of the 104 books I read last year 56 were authors new to me.  I'll no doubt be revisiting the work of many of them in the next few years.  There's good mix of styles and geographical settings across these books.

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Dog Day by Alicia Giménez Bartlett
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Billy Boyle by James Benn
The Piccadilly Murder by Anthony Berkeley
Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
The Nuremberg Enigma by Yves Bonavero
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
A Killing Winter by Tom Callaghan
Streets of Darkness by AA Dhand
Exposure by Helen Dunmore
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins
Crimea by Orlando Figes
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
Epiphany Jones by Michael Grothaus
The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto
A Life In Secrets by Sarah Helm
Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
Japan 1941 by Eri Hotta
Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen
Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings
To Steal Her Love by Matti Joensuu
Black Ice by Hans Werner Kettenbach
The Game Must Go On by John Klima
The Human Flies by Hans Olav Lahlum
Nazi Hunter: The Wiesenthal File by Alan Levy
Pleasantville by Attica Locke
A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell
Entanglement by Zygmunt Miloszewski
The Buenos Aires Quintet by Manuel Vazquez Montalban
The Dirtiest Race in History by Richard Moore
The Methods of Sergeant Cluff by Gil North
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm by Gil North
Holding by Graham Norton
Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
Snapshots by Michael O'Higgins
When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen
The Blood Strand by Chris Ould
Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
The Whites by Richard Price 
Murderer in the Ruins by Cay Rademacher
Peepshow by Leigh Redhead
Journey to Death by Leigh Russell
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
The Darkest Summer by Bill Sloan
The Battle of Midway by Craig L Symonds  
The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
Black Roses by Jayne Thynne
Dark As My Heart by Antti Tuomainen
The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Pavel and I by Dan Vyleta
The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh
Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
Chasing Venus by Andrea Wulf
1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow by Adam Zamoyski


Sandra Davies said...

I find it a bit startling that Josephine Tey and Helen Dunmore are new to you ... until I check out my own 'first-timers which include Helen Garner and David Constantine, Ed Chatterton and Clare Kilroy.

Rob Kitchin said...

I'm still playing catch-up on loads of well-established authors - a task that will no doubt never end. Which is no bad thing, I feel.