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.


  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.


  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!


  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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