2014 is moving right along with today being the end of March. The last day of the third month means it is also time for a quarterly post on New to Me Authors which is hosted by Kerrie Smith in her fine blog, Mysteries in Paradise.
For the first three months of 2014 I read:
1.) Open Secret by Deryn Collier;
2.) I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes;
3.) Lineup by Liad Shoham translated by Sara Kitai;
4.) The Missing File by D.A. Mishani translated by Steven Cohen;
5.) Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller;
6.) December Dread by Jess Lourey; and,
7.) Who Killed Sir Harry by Eric Minns.
I read one work of non-fiction, Hitler’s Savage Canary by David Lampe, a book on the Danish Resistance during World War II. I expect to have a review next quarter.
It was an average quarter for me in reading about 7 new fiction authors.
It was an easy choice for my favourite new author. Norwegian by Night is an exceptional book well deserving of its numerous awards.
My second choice, I Am a Pilgrim, is an exceptional thriller I expect will sell very well when published in North America this spring.
Third best would be December Dread which introduced me to a captivating new sleuth in Mira James from Battle Lake, Minnesota.