The Best New-to-Me Author meme is again being hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise for the last three months of 2013.
Lots of my favourite authors (Rankin, May, Turow, Grisham etc) published books in the last quarter so I’ve not read as many new-to-me authors as I did in the earlier part of the year. On looking back at October, November and December, I find I’ve read a total of 15 crime novels, of which 6 were by authors new-to-me (click on the links to see the reviews):-
Out of these I had two favourites…
A courtroom thriller showing how a death penalty case works. This debut novel is well-written and intriguing and, since the author is himself a judge, has a real feeling of authenticity.
Fairly light-hearted historical crime with a strong plot and a quirky sense of humour. Looking forward to back-tracking through this series.
Thanks again, Kerrie, for an enjoyable meme! Check out other people’s top picks for this meme over at Mysteries in Paradise.