Best Crime Fiction Reads so far this year

Kerrie asks: ‘What are the best crime fiction titles you’ve read in 2011?

So far this year I’ve read 31 crime fiction titles. The following books have my highest ratings:

  1. Exit Lines by Reginald Hill 5/5
  2. Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon 5/5
  3. Rebus’s Scotland by Ian Rankin 5/5
  4. The Stabbing in the Stables by Simon Brett 4.5/5
  5. Gently Does It by Alan Hunter 4.5/5
  6. Cop Hater by Ed McBain 4.5/5
  7. The Case of the Lame Canary by Erle Stanley Gardner 4.5/5
  8. Intimate Kill by Margaret Yorke 4.5/5 (see review next week)
  9. Wycliffe and the Last Rites by W J Burley 4.5/5
  10. The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn by Colin Dexter 4.5/5
  11. The Art of Drowning by Frances Fyfield 4.5/5

8 thoughts on “Best Crime Fiction Reads so far this year”

  1. Oh, this is interesting. I haven’t read any of those authors except Donna Leon – I read the first of her Brunetti series just recently. Perhaps I’ll do this over the weekend.

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  2. Wonderful, there are several books there I haven’t read yet! Even more to add to the list of books for the library. Have you read the new S J Bolton, ‘Now You See Me’? Absolutely excellent.

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  3. nice selection – I’ve only read a few of these and some a while back. I don’t think these (that I’ve read) would make my list this year but it is always interesting to see recommendations of (yet more!) books to read!

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  4. PS You don’t need to read S J Bolton in order as she writes standalones. I’ve read two – highly recommend Blood Harvest. Sacrifice was v good for the first 3/4 but the ending was far too OTT for my taste.

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