I’ve asked the recent contributors to Euro Crime to choose their favourite European reads of 2015 and a total of 61 titles have been submitted. The following favourites come from the lists submitted by: Mark Bailey, Amanda Gillies, Terry Halligan, Lynn Harvey, Geoff Jones, Michelle Peckham, Norman Price, Laura Root, Ewa Sherman, Susan White and myself. The breakdown by reviewer, with additional recommendations and any additional comments they have made, can be found here.
Of the 61, 33% were in translation and 33% were by female authors.
The most mentioned titles are:
Kati Hiekkapelto – The Hummingbird tr. David Hackston
Arnaldur Indridason – Oblivion tr. Victoria Cribb
Ragnar Jonasson – Snowblind tr. Quentin Bates
Anya Lipska – A Devil Under the Skin
The most mentioned authors (irrespective of title) are:
The most mentioned translator is:
Victoria Cribb (Arnaldur Indridason, Yrsa Sigurdardottir)