Best new-to-me crime fiction authors: April to June 2012


In the second quarter I read fifteen crime fiction books, seven (46,67 %) from ‘new (to me anyway)’ authors. A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez, Where the Devil Can’t Go by Anya Lipska, El verano de los juguetes muertos de Tony Hill (English title: The Summer of Dead Toys), The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill, I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni, The Rage by Gene Kerrigan, and 31 Noches de Ignacio Escolar.

I want to highlight three authors, in two cases it was their debut novel: Anya Lipska, Stav Sherez and Tony Hill, and I had the opportunity to discover Reginald Hill, an acclaimed author whose work I had not yet read. But for my taste, The Rage is one of the best novels I’ve read so far this year. In any case I’m glad to have had the opportunity to read them all.

Gene Kerrigan is an Irish journalist and novelist who grew up in Cabra in Dublin. His works include political commentary on Ireland since the 1970s in such publications as Magill magazine and the Sunday Independent newspaper. He was chosen as World Journalist of the Year in 1985 and 1990, and has written books, including fiction and non-fiction. (From Wikipedia).

New (to me anyway) is meme hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries on Paradise. To participate just write a post about the best new-to-you crime fiction authors you’ve read so far that particular quarter and put a link to MiP in your post, and even use the logo if you like. The books don’t necessarily need to be newly published and you can list all the new-to-you crime fiction authors if you wish. The best format would be to link in your post to the particular posts where you reviewed those titles. After writing your summary post, then return to MiP and add your link to Mr Linky. Visit the links posted by other participants in the meme to discover even more books to read.

6 thoughts on “Best new-to-me crime fiction authors: April to June 2012”

  1. José Ignacio – Those are some terrific choices!The Rage is due out in the U.S. early next year and I am very much looking forward to it. I liked Kerrigan’s Midnight Choir very much…

  2. An average of half your reading by new-to-you authors is excellent, Jose Ignacio, it is a good way to discover fresh talent. Your reaction to The Rage reminds me of mine to Little Criminals, his first novel, which Karen persuaded me to read and review for Euro Crime some time ago. I loved it and have enjoyed all his subsequent books very much (though I didn’t think Dark Times in the City quite matches up to the other 3 he has written – still an enjoyable read nevertheless).

    Like you, I really liked the books by Antonio Hill (quite a discovery for me) and Anya Lipska. I liked the one by Stav Sherez but not as much as the others in this group that I’ve read.

  3. I very much want to read THE RAGE Jose Ignacio – has been difficult to get hold of here but I must track it down from what you and others say

    1. Bernadette – Understand from Margot that the US edition will be available soon. Maybe then you can get hold of The Range at a decent price. Unfortunately I also find myself in the same situation when looking for some Aussie and Kiwi books.

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