First time authors read in 2010

A question from Peter Rozovsky at Detectives Beyond Borders

Whom have you read for the first time in 2010?

In my case I’ve read this year 45 new-to-me authors. In my list I’ve only included the first book read. In some cases I’ve read two or more. I’m also highlighting with *** my ten favourite authors from this list, although, if I have read two or more, it might not be his/her best book (e. g.: I would have picked Indridason’s Hypothermia and Villar’s Death on a Galician Shore). My preferences, as always, are capricious, change over time and only reflect my taste. My rating at goodreads might not necessarily be the highest.

Adrian Hyland – Gunshot Road ***

Alicia Giménez Bartlett – Death Rites (Spain)

Ann Cleeves – Raven Black

Annamaria Alfieri – City of Silver

Anthony Berkeley – The Poisoned Chocolates Case***

Arnaldur Indridason – Tainted Blood (aka Jar City) ***

Asa Larsson – The Savage Altar

Barbara Vine – The Birthday Present

Bob Reiss – Purgatory Road

Carlo Lucarelli – Carte Blanche

Claudia Piñeiro – Thursday Night Widows

Deon Meyer – Thirteen Hours ***

Domingo Villar – Water-Blue Eyes (Spain) ***

Dominique Manotti – Affairs of State ***

Ernesto Mallo – Needle in a Haystack ***

Franciso Ortiz – Last Night in Granada (Spain)

Guillermo Arriaga – A Sweet Scent of Death ***

Hakan Nesser – The Mind’s Eye

Jacques Chessek – A Jew Must Die

Johan Theorin – The Darkest Room ***

Karin Alvtegen – Missing ***

Karin Fossum – Don’t Look Back

Laura Lippman – What the Dead Know

Leighton Gage – Blood of the Wicked

Leonardo Padura – Havana Gold

Léo Malet – 120 Rue de la Gare

Lorenzo Silva – The Queen without Mirror

Margie Orford – Like Clockwork

Martin Edwards – The Coffin Trail

Mehmet Murat Somer – The Gigolo Murder

Michael Stanley – A Carrion Death

Natsuo Kirino – Out

Neil Cross – Burial

Nick Brownlee – Bait

Peter Temple – Dead Point

Petros Markaris – Basic Shareholder

Qiu Xiaolong – Death of a Red Heroine

Ramón Díez Eterovic – The City is Sad

Rob Kitchin – The Rule Book

Santiago Roncagliolo – Red April

Sarah Andrews – In Cold Pursuit

Simon Beckett – Written in Bone

Teresa Solana – A Shortcut to Paradise

Tonino Benacquista – Badfellas

Vanda Symon – Overkill

You can also check Bernadette’s blog post at Reactions to Reading on the same subject.