Best Crime Fiction Reads 2011 (First Half)


Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise has raised the following question, What are the best crime fiction titles you’ve read in 2011?

I’ve read 30 books and have just realised that my ratings have been pretty high, quoting Kerrie not “necessarily because I’m too generous, but because I tend to read books I think I will like.” This is my list (no particular order):

7 thoughts on “Best Crime Fiction Reads 2011 (First Half)”

  1. Great choices, Jose Ignacio, on the ones I’ve read (most). I do agree with Bernadette about Vargas but she is one of those “love her or hate her” type of authors. Adrian Hyland or Johan Theorin would just about pip the others at the post, for my taste. I certainly agree with you and Kerrie that nowadays one can select really good titles thanks to the internet and some good blog reviewers!

  2. Great list! I’ve only read the Hyland (loved it) and Camilleri (laughed, enjoyed it) and have the Vargas sitting on my desk, trying to be disciplined and not open it up until I’ve read the other books I’m trying to finish. Since I am in the pro-Vargas camp, I’m having a hard time resisting.
    I may just dig in and put the others on hold since I nearly feel like I’m circling an excellent box of chocolates and trying to avoid it.

    1. Kathy thanks for your comments. There are certainly more books to be read that books we can read. Choosing is not always easy, it involves to decide which books will have to wait, and which ones won’t be read.

  3. Yes! And the Dagger awards are coming and we want to be caught up — although as you have said, the cost of some of the books right now is too expensive. I’m waiting until they are more reasonable or I’ll wait until used copies are available.

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