Sunday, January 09, 2011

Euro Crime reviewers favourite reads of 2010

I've asked the recent contributors to Euro Crime to choose their five favourite European reads of 2010 and a total of 45 titles have been submitted. The following favourites come from the lists submitted by: Pat Austin, Maxine Clarke, Amanda Gillies, Terry Halligan, Geoff Jones, Michelle Peckham, Norman Price, Laura Root and myself (there is some overlap with the 2009 favourites):

The most mentioned titles are:
3 votes:
Stieg Larsson - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest tr. Reg Keeland

2 votes:
Arnaldur Indridason - Hypothermia tr. Victoria Cribb
Jo Nesbo - The Redeemer tr. Don Bartlett
The most mentioned authors (irrespective of title) are:
4 votes:
Stieg Larsson
Jo Nesbo

2 votes:
Karen Campbell
Elly Griffiths
Arnaldur Indridason
Sjowall & Wahloo
The most mentioned translators are:
5 votes:
Reg Keeland/Steven T Murray

4 votes:
Don Bartlett

2 votes:
Victoria Cribb
Marlaine Delargy
The breakdown by reviewer plus any additional comments they have made, can be found on the website.


Marce said...

I decided SLarsson's series was not for me. I recently heard of Jo Nesbo and look forward to trying him this year.

kathy d. said...

Thank you very much. It's an interesting list, a few surprises (to me), but it will send me to the library armed with a new list.