It’s a joy to find an author you love, and then discover they have other books out, just waiting to be read. Here are some favored authors with an impressive list of titles that I simply haven’t had time to read yet.

Graeme Macrae Burnet

I loved His Bloody Project. I am very much looking forward to his detective series in The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau and The Accident on the A35

Amy Stewart

Girl Waits With Gun is funny and fierce and was thrilled when Stewart wrote more with those characters. I am excited to read more of the Kopp Sisters series.

Essie Fox

All of Fox’s previous three books — The Somnambulist, Elijah’s Mermaid, The Goddess and The Thief — were stunning and I’d love to read The Last Days of Leda Grey

Dominic Smith

Smith’s novel about Louis Daguerre left me in tears. While I didn’t love Bright and Distant Shores as much, I still want to read The Last Painting of Sara de Vos.

Lyndsay Faye

Jane Steele was amazing. Her Sherlock stories are so good I can’t tell they’re not Conan Doyle. I really need to read her Gods of Gotham series. 

Patrick DeWitt

The Sisters Brothers was a riot and a wonderful take on the Western genre (I hear the movie is pretty good, too). I need to read his follow-up, Undermajordomo Minor.

Boris Akunin

I AM OBSESSED WITH THE ERAST FANDORIN NOVELS. I’ve read four of the ten or so that exist. It took me awhile to acquire the English translations, but they are now patiently waiting on my shelf. 

Valerie Martin

Her novel surrounding the mystery of the Mary Celeste was so well done. I need to go back and read Mary Reilley and Property

Colin Dickey

Ghostland was precisely the kind of book I love. I’m reading Crainoklepty now and still need to get Afterlives of the Saints. I’m also looking forward to his forthcoming book on local monsters and legends.

Leonie Swann

Three Bags Full was so creative, and a good mystery besides. I’m very glad to see she has written another “sheep” mystery. Now I have to wait for the English translation.


Who are your favorite authors? 


3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite authors, unread”

  1. Too many to count for me! One of the side effects of book blogging has been that I don’t immediately rush out and read an author’s entire back catalog once I’ve loved one of their books. There are too many other things on the list — it’s easy to get distracted! So I love this as a Top Ten Tuesday post, it’s been very validating. :p

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