Monday, April 27, 2009

Top 10 Irish Mysteries

Brian McGilloway chose his top 10 modern Irish crime novels for the Guardian last week. I meant to post it when I saw it, but I was reminded of this list again when perusing Detectives Without Borders, one of my favorite blogs.

Brian McGilloway is the author of the Inspector Devlin series. His first novel, Borderlands, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger. It was followed by Gallows Lane and Bleed a River Deep. Brian had an article in the Irish issue of Mystery Readers Journal entitled "Patrolling the Border."

Here are the top 10, but be sure to go to the original site for insights and more.
1. The Wrong Kind of Blood by Declan Hughes
2. The Guards by Ken Bruen
3. Mystery Man by Bateman
4. Darkhouse by Alex Barclay
5. The Midnight Choir by Gene Kerrigan
6. The Big O by Declan Burke
7. Dad I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty
8. Undertow by Arlene Hunt
9. The Anglo-Irish Murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards
10. In the Woods by Tana French

Glad to see there are a few I haven't read on the list. Always like to 'improve' my TBR.

Mystery Readers Journal had a great issue on Irish Mysteries last year. Here's a link to the table of contents. Many Author! Author! essays by your favorite Irish writers. Not all articles are online, but the issue is still available.

1 comment:

Vincetastic said...

Hey Janet, this top ten list is awesome. I don't know much about Irish Crime Novels, but I love regular crime novels. It is always so much fun to see behind he eyes of the criminals. You can post this to our site and link back to your site. We are trying to create a directory for top ten lists where people can find your site. The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list.