Favourite books reviewed in 2010

As a reviewer for Euro Crime, the superb free website/database for information and reviews about crime fiction, I recently selected my favourites among the books I’d reviewed for the site last year. The selections by all the year’s Euro Crime reviewers can be found here, but I thought I’d reprise my choices on this blog, as well as adding the non-European books I reviewed in 2010 that I enjoyed the most.


Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai (India/England)
Winterland by Alan Glynn (Ireland)
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (England)
Rupture by Simon Lelic (England)
Red Wolf by Liza Marklund (Sweden)
Water-Blue Eyes by Domingo Villar (Spain)
A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson (England)

Highly commended: The Burning by Jane Casey. (England)


The Reversal by Michael Connelly (USA)
The Build Up by Philip Gwynne (Australia)
Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland (Australia)
Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo (Argentina)
Truth by Peter Temple (Australia)