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>TOP READS 2010

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

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You can see my 2010 top Eurocrime reads here at the website.

They were:

Hypothermia: Arnaldur Indridason translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.
Three Seconds: Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom translated from the Swedish by Kari Dickson.
Murder at the Savoy: Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo translated from the Swedish by Joan Tate
The Snowman: Jo Nesbo translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
The Woman from Bratislava: Leif Davidsen translated from the Danish by Barbara J. Haveland

and just missing out were.
Red Wolf: Liza Marklund translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith
Bad Intentions: Karin Fossum translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund

No surprises there as they are all translated Nordic crime fiction.

But my top non-European reads during 2010 were more varied in location as they were set across the globe in Australia, Brazil,, South Africa and Argentina:

Blood Safari: Deon Meyer translated from the Afrikaans by K.L.Seegers
Needle in Haystack: Ernesto Mallo translated from the Spanish by Jethro Soutar

My top reads set in England were:


and the most surprisingly enjoyable book of the year, Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie, which had so much more characterization and social commentary than I expected.