Meme: New to Me Authors January to March of 2014

Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise has launched this meme to encourage us to read new authors. It’s easy to join in. All you need to do is write a post about the best crime fiction book by a new (to you anyway) author that you have read during this time frame. And do not forget to visit the links posted by other fellow participants to discover even more books to read.

In the first quarter of this year I’ve read seventeen books of which nine were by new (to me anyway) authors.You can see my reviews by clicking on the book title:

  • The End of the Wasp Season (Orion, 2012) by Denise Mina (B)
  • Visitation Street (Dennis Lehane Books/Ecco, 2013) by Ivy Pochoda (A+)
  • The Disappeared (Simon & Schuster, 2013) Translated by Marlaine Delargy (2013). First published in Sweden under the title Änglavakter (2011) by Kristina Ohlsson (B)
  • El loco de Bergerac (Ediciones Orbis, 1985) Traducido por Carmen Virgili (1968). Título original Le fou de Bergerac (1932), de George Simenon (B)
  • Summertime All The Cats Are Bored (Europa Editions, 2013) Translated from the French by Steven Rendall. Original title: L’été tous les chats s’ennuient (2009) by Philippe Georget (B)
  • The Panda Theory (Gallic Books, 2012) Translated by Svein Clouston. Original title: La Théorie du panda (2008) by Pascal Garnier (A)
  • Sadie When She Died (Pan Books Ltd, 1974) Paperback edition. First published in 1972, by Ed McBain (A)
  • The Inspector Barlach Mysteries (The Judge and His Hangman + Suspicion) (The University of Chicago Press, 2006). Translated by Joel Agee. Original titles, Der Richter und sein Henker and Der Verdacht by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (A) & (C)

    My favourite was Visitation Street, but I’m also very keen to read other books by Pascal Garnier and I’m planning to read soon Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Pledge. I’ve also finished reading yesterday the excellent The City of Shadows by Michael Russell. It will be the first book in the next edition of this meme at the end of June 2014. My review will be ready soon. Stay tuned.

    Read HERE what other fellow participants have read.

  • 3 thoughts on “Meme: New to Me Authors January to March of 2014”

    1. José Ignacio – What a terrific selection of books you have here. I’m very keen to read Visitation Street, so I’m glad you enjoyed it so much.

    2. Nice list. Several of these authors I hope to read, and some of them this year. Especially Visitation Street.

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