2011 Reviews

Books reviewed in 2011, listed in the order I reviewed them

A=Audio Book
AUS =review published exclusively at Fair Dinkum Crime (my other blog, focusing on Australian crime fiction)

  1. Charles Todd – A Lonely Death (pub 2011, 4 stars) (read in December ’10)
  2. Ellery Adams – A Killer Plot (pub 2010, 3 stars)
  3. Kathryn Fox – Death Mask AUS (pub 2010, 4.5 stars)
  4. Martin Edwards – Waterloo Sunset A (pub 2008, 3.5 stars)
  5. Margaret Atwood – Year of the Flood A (pub 2009, 2.5 stars)
  6. Sophie Hannah – Little Face (pub 2006, 1.5 stars)
  7. Elly Griffiths – The House at Sea’s End (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  8. Camilla Ceder – Frozen Moment (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  9. Leighton Gage – Blood of the Wicked (pub 2008, 4.5 stars)
  10. Kate Ellis – A Perfect Death A (pub 2009, 3 stars)
  11. Sara Paretsky – Body Work (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  12. Simon Brett – The Body on the Beach (pub 2000, 3 stars)
  13. Ariana Franklin – The Serpent’s Tale (a.k.a The Death Maze) (pub 2008, 4 stars)
  14. Christopher Brookmyre – Pandaemonium A (pub 2009, 5 stars)
  15. Alan Glynn – Winterland (pub 2009, 4 stars)
  16. Alan Orloff – Diamonds for the Dead (pub 2010, 3 stars)
  17. Boris Akunin – Pelagia and the White Bulldog (pub 2000, 2 stars)
  18. Dianne Day – The Strange Files of Fremont Jones (pub 1995, 2.5 stars)
  19. Bev Robitai – Murder in the Second Row (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  20. Andrew Croome – Document Z AUS (pub 2009, 4 stars)
  21. Michael Ridpath – Where the Shadows Lie (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  22. Val McDermid – The Torment of Others (pub 2004, 2.5 stars)
  23. Liza Marklund – Studio 69 (pub 1999, 4.5 stars)
  24. Ben Elton – Meltdown (pub 2010, 2 stars)
  25. Katherine Howell – Cold Justice AUS (pub 2010, 4.5 stars)
  26. Michael Stanley – The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu (pub 2009, 3.5 stars)
  27. John le Carre – Our Kind of Traitor A (pub 2010, 2 stars)
  28. David Whish-Wilson – Line of Sight AUS (pub 2010, 4 stars)
  29. Julie Hyzy – Buffalo West Wing (pub 2011, 3 stars)
  30. Nevada Barr – Burn A (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  31. Liza Marklund – Prime Time (pub 2002, 3.5 stars)
  32. Dick Francis – Crossfire A (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  33. Adrian d’Hage – The Maya Codex AUS (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  34. Louise Penny – The Brutal Telling (pub 2009, 3.5 stars)
  35. Belinda Bauer – Darkside (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  36. Anne Holt – 1222 (pub 2010, 3 stars)
  37. Keigo Higashino – The Devotion of Suspect X A (pub 2010, 2 stars)
  38. Liza Marklund – Red Wolf (pub 2010, 4.5 stars)
  39. Charley Warady – 5ive Speed – A Novel (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  40. Christopher Fowler – The Water Room A (pub 2008, 3.5 stars)
  41. Denise Mina – Exile (pub 2000, 5 stars)
  42. Jon Loomis – High Season A (pub 2007, 3.5 stars)
  43. Martin Edwards – The Hanging Wood (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  44. Sam Eastland – Eye of the Red Tsar A (pub 2010, 2.5 stars)
  45. C.J. Box – Open Season (pub 2001, 3.5 stars)
  46. Catherine O’Flynn – What Was Lost A(pub 2007, 5 stars )
  47. Helen Grant – The Vanishing of Katharina Linden (pub 2009, 3 stars)
  48. Michael Duffy – The Tower AUS (pub 2009, 3.5 stars)
  49. Vanda Symon – Bound (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  50. Nick Brownlee – Bait A (pub 2009, 2.5 stars)
  51. Martin Walker – Bruno, Chief of Police A (pub 2008, 4 stars)
  52. Ariana Franklin – Relics of the Dead (pub 2009, 4.5 stars)
  53. Lenny Bartulin – The Black Russian AUS (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  54. Geraldine Brooks – Caleb’s Crossing (pub 2011, 4.5 stars)
  55. Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström – Box 21 (pub 2008, 5 stars)
  56. Michael Robotham – The Wreckage AUS (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  57. Nevada Barr – Flashback A (pub 2003, 3 stars)
  58. Camilla Läckberg – The Preacher (pub 2003, 3.5 stars)
  59. Ken Bruen – Priest (pub 2006, 4.5 stars)
  60. Colleen McCullough – Naked Cruelty A AUS (pub 2010, 2 stars)
  61. David Owen – How the Dead See AUS (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  62. Leighton Gage – Buried Strangers (pub 2009, 4 stars)
  63. Michael Van Rooy – An Ordinary Decent Criminal (pub 2005, 3.5 stars)
  64. Carl Hiassen – Native Tongue A (pub 1991, 3 stars)
  65. Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström – Three Seconds A (pub 2010, 2 stars)
  66. Jaye Ford – Beyond Fear AUS (pub 2011, 3 stars)
  67. Katherine Howell – Violent Exposure AUS (pub 2010, 4.5 stars)
  68. Ernesto Mallo – Needle in a Haystack (pub 2005, 4 stars)
  69. Sydney Bauer – Matter of Trust (pub 2010, 2.5 stars)
  70. Gary Corby – The Pericles Commission AUS (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  71. Reginald Hill – The Woodcutter A (pub 2010, 5 stars)
  72. Fred Vargas – An Uncertain Place (pub 2010, didn’t rate it)
  73. Sulari Gentill – A Decline in Prophets AUS (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  74. Eoin Colfer – Plugged A (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  75. Domingo Villar – Water-Blue Eyes (pub 2006, 5 stars)
  76. Linda Cockburn – Who Killed Dave? AUS (pub 2009, 3 stars)
  77. Steve Hamilton – The Lock Artist (pub 2010, 3 stars)
  78. Louise Penny – Bury Your Dead A (pub 2010, 4 stars)
  79. Valerio Varesi – River of Shadows (pub 2010, 3 stars)
  80. Alan Carter – Prime Cut AUS (pub 2011 4.5 stars)
  81. Michael Connelly – The Brass Verdict A (pub 2008, 2.5 stars)
  82. Andrea Camilleri – The Wings of the Sphinx (pub 2009, 4 stars)
  83. P.D. Martin – Kiss of Death AUS (pub 2010, 3 stars)
  84. Johan Theorin – The Quarry (pub 2011, 5 stars)
  85. Kerry Greenwood – Dead Man’s Chest A AUS
  86. Domingo Villar – Death on a Galician Shore (pub 2011, 4.5 stars)
  87. Chris Womersley – Bereft (pub 2011, no rating) A AUS
  88. Angela Savage – The Half Child AUS (pub 2010, 4 stars)
  89. Adrian Hyland – Kinglake-350 AUS (pub 2011, 5 stars)
  90. Camilla Lackberg – The Stonecutter (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  91. Thomas Enger – Burned (pub 2011, 3 stars)
  92. Nicci French – Blue Monday (pub 2011, 2 stars)
  93. Geoffrey McGeachin – The Diggers Rest Hotel AUS A (2010, 4 stars)
  94. J D Cregan – The Wonder of Seldom Seen AUS (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  95. Stan Jones – White Sky, Black Ice (pub 1999, 4.5 stars)
  96. Lars Keplar – The Hypnotist A (pub 2010, 2 stars)
  97. Kel Robertson – Rip Off AUS (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  98. Asa Larsson – Until Thy Wrath Be Past (pub 2011, 4.5 stars)
  99. Unity Dow – The Screaming of the Innocent (pub 2002, 4.5 stars)
  100. Christopher Currie – The Ottoman Motel AUS (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  101. Arne Dahl – Misterioso (pub 2011, 3 stars)
  102. Stef Penney – The Invisible Ones A (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  103. David McCullough – 1776 A (pub 1995, 3 stars)
  104. Gordon W Dale – Fool’s Republic (pub 2011, 3 stars)
  105. Catherine O’Flynn – The News Where You Are A (pub 2010, 4.5 stars)
  106. Helene Tursten – Detective Inspector Huss (pub 1998, 4.5 stars)
  107. Helen Fitzgerald – The Donor AUS (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  108. Rosamund Lutpon – Sister A (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  109. Nigel McCrery – Scream (pub 2010, 2 stars)
  110. Gianrico Carofiglio – A Walk in the Dark (pub 2003, 4.5 stars)
  111. Garry Disher – Whispering Death AUS (pub 2011, 4.5 stars)
  112. Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca (pub 1938, 3 stars)
  113. Denise Mina – The End of the Wasp Season (pub 2011, 3 stars)
  114. Jussi Adler-Olsen – Mercy (pub 2008, 4.5 stars)
  115. Ruth Rendell – The Vault (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  116. Ann Cleeves – Red Bones (pub 2009, 3.5 stars)
  117. A. D. Miller – Snowdrops (pub 2011, 2 stars)
  118. Dan Waddell – Blood Atonement (pub 2009, 3.5 stars)
  119. Tom Franklin – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (pub 2010, 5 stars)
  120. Nicole Watson – The Boundary AUS (pub 2011, 4 stars)
  121. Barry Maitland – Chelsea Mansions AUS (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  122. John Lawton – Second Violin A (pub 2008, 3 stars)
  123. Carolyn Morwood – Death and the Spanish Lady AUS (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  124. John M Green – Born to Run AUS (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  125. Kate Charles – Evil Intent (pub 2005, 4.5 stars)
  126. Mari Jungstedt – The Dead of Summer (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  127. Y.A. Erskine – The Brotherhood AUS (pub 2011, 5 stars)
  128. Jane Casey – The Burning (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  129. Andrea Camilleri – The Track of Sand (pub 2010, 3.5 stars)
  130. Shamini Flint – A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder A (pub 2008, 4 stars)
  131. Jo Nesbo – Headhunters A (pub 2011, 2 stars)
  132. Sofi Oksanen – Purge (pub 2010, 4 stars)
  133. Barbara Fradkin – This Think of Darkness (pub 2009, rating 2.5)
  134. Megan Abbott – The End of Everything (pub 2011, 3? 3.5 stars? Not sure even now
  135. Kerry Greenwood – Cooking the Books AUS (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  136. Robert Harris – The Fear Index A (pub 2011, 1 star)
  137. Jorn Lier Horst – Dregs (pub 2011, 4.5 stars)
  138. Gary Corby – The Ionia Sanction AUS (pub 2011, 3 stars)
  139. Cora Harrison – Scales of Retribution (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)
  140. Carlo Lucarelli – Almost Blue (pub 1997, 3.5 stars)
  141. Rebecca Cantrell – A Trace of Smoke (pub 2009, 4 stars)
  142. L.A. Larkin – The Genesis Flaw AUS (pub 2010, 2.5 stars)
  143. Charlie Huston – The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death (pub 2009, 3.5 stars)
  144. Teresa Solana – A Short Cut to Paradise (pub 2011, 3.5 stars)

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