Wednesday, 3 April 2013

JANUARY - MARCH....AUTHORS NEW TO ME

 Kerrie's excellent blog Mysteries in Paradise has asked fellow bloggers to chip in with a summary of the new authors they have read in the first 3 months of the year. My contribution is the following.

Twenty Major - The Order of the Phoenix Park (2)

Austin S. Camacho - The Payback Assignment (3)

Jo Nesbo - The Bat (4)

Joe Clifford - Choice Cuts (4)

Ed Lacey - Room to Swing (4)

Chuck Palahniuk - Survivor (3)

Gary Carson - Hot Wire (3)

John D. MacDonald - The Deep Blue Goodbye (4)

Richard Morgan - Altered Carbon (2)

Andrew Nette - Ghost Money (4)

Adam Hall - The Quiller Memorandum (4)

Max Allan Collins - Bait Money (3)

Randy Wayne White - Sanibel Flats (4)

Bill Pronzini - The Snatch (5)

Jack London - Call of the Wild (4)

Dorothy B. Hughes - In a Lonely Place (4)

Henry Baum - The Golden Calf (4)

H. J. Hampson - The Vanity Game (4)

18 in total for me, with my non-scientific rating or score after the title. I haven't considered setting myself a target of newbies to read and wouldn't know how many I read last year, though with some time and a bit of inclination I could check back.

There's a couple in there that probably wouldn't stand up as crime fiction, but hey.... and a couple of authors in there I won't be reading again.

Highlights..........Pronzini, Nesbo, MacDonald.

Apologies for the lack of links to my individual posts about the books and a link to the Mysteries in Paradise website.........my pc skills need some tutoring, perhaps I should hone my skills as a challenge for myself.

8 comments:

  1. Wow Col - lots of authors there I haven't tried yet myself. In fact I've only read books by 4 of them I think!



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    1. Bernadette, I'm hopeful I will discover a few more in the coming months!

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  2. Some great authors there Col. Glad you like Nesbo!

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    1. Sarah, still debating with myself whether to jump back in with Nesbo, or hold off until Cockroach is out later in the year.

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  3. Col - You certainly have gotten lots of good reading done! I am impressed.

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  4. Margot, so far so good, only a handful of disappointing books thus far. Fingers crossed my luck holds!

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  5. This is an impressive list. I have not read many of these authors either (Nesbo, McDonald, and Pronzini). Andrew Nette's book is a definite for this year. Dorothy B. Hughes and Max Allan Collins sometime soon too.

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    1. Tracy, I'd recommend Nette's book, definitely set in an unusual locale. Collins I'm hoping to read the follow on from Bait Money this month.

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