VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE CRIME BOOKS OF 2013

 
You participated in such great numbers last year that I decided to do it again. I want to know what books you most enjoyed in 2013. These will be THE HOUSE OF CRIME & MYSTERY'S 2013 READERS'S CHOICE AWARDS (2nd Edition). (You can still check out the 2012 winners).

I've written down a list of some of my favourites of the year, to help start you out, in each category, but you're under no obligation to pick one of these titles --just add your own favourites. To be eligible, the books need to have been published between November 1st, 2012 and November 30th, 2013 (if you're not sure, I'll verify the pub dates).

This year I've added 4 categories (short-fiction, non-fiction, French original, and French translation). You don't need to vote in every category; then e-mail me your selections (one pick per category, 10 answers max in total--you can do it quickly by just writing the authors's last names or part of the titles in your message or just copy/paste)at housecrimyst@gmail.com or in the comment space below this post, and you'll be entered automatically for a chance to win a bundle of books (some were published in 2013, others are advance reader's copies of 2014 titles). Also, every writer, agent, publicist, and publisher who would like to add a book or two to the bundle, you are welcome to send them to me (my mailing address can be found in the OFFICE DESK/INFO KIT page on this site). My goal is to give 5 books to one winner, and 2 books to four more winners. Additional books will be given away every week, through January, if I have any left.

Voting closes on January 5th at midnight (Montréal time). Everyone over 18 years of age can participate --from any country (on this planet). Don't forget to give me your full name and postal address. Results will be posted on Saturday January 11th, and then I'll contact the winners of the giveaways before announcing them. After that, I'll post my own personal list of favourite crime books for 2013.

Help authors around the world by voting and passing the word around so more votes can come in. Let's beat last year's tally of 632 ballots filled. Thank you in advance for participating.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, whatever you celebrate, as long as it involves peace, kindness, and love! À bientôt, in 2014.


November 1st, 2012 to November 30th, 2013
 
1- WORLD (except CAN, USA, UK)  
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DARK HORSE Honey BROWN  
ROOM NUMBER 10 Ake EDWARDSON  
SAVAGE SPRING Mons KALLENTOFT  
THE FIRE WITNESS Lars KEPLER  
POLICE Jo NESBO  
SILENCED Kristina OHLSSON  
WATCHING YOU Michael ROBOTHAM  
SACRIFICES Roger SMITH  
HELSINKI BLOOD Jim THOMPSON  
THE HEALER Antti TUOMAINEN  
     
2- UNITED KINGDOM
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THE DYING HOURS Mark BILLINGHAM  
LETHAL PROFIT Alex BLACKMORE  
THE WRATH OF ANGELS John CONNOLLY  
THE CUCKOO'S CALLING Robert GALBRAITH(J.K. ROWLING)  
AVAILABLE DARK Elizabeth HAND  
POPPET Mo HAYDER  
SOMETHING YOU ARE Hanna JAMESON  
THE NECESSARY DEATH OF LEWIS WINTER Malcolm MACKAY  
I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET Adrian MCKINTY  
THE RED ROAD  Denise MINA  
RATLINES Stuart NEVILLE  
THE KILLING POOL Kevin SAMPSON  
A SONG FROM DEAD LIPS William SHAW  
WITNESS THE DEAD Craig ROBERTSON  
A DARK REDEMPTION Stav SHEREZ  
GUN MACHINE Warren ELLIS  
3- UNITED STATES of AMERICA
  X
SAVE YOURSELF Kelly BRAFFET  
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD James Lee BURKE  
ONION STREET Reed Farrel COLEMAN  
THE BLACK BOX Michael CONNELLY  
VISITATION STREET Ivy POCHODA  
SEVEN FOR A SECRET Lindsay FAYE  
CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY Sara GRAN  
LET IT BURN Steve HAMILTON  
GHOSTMAN Roger HOBBS  
SKINNER Charlie HUSTON  
ORDINARY GRACE William Kent KRUEGER  
THREE GRAVES FULL  Jamie MASON  
NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT Derek B. MILLER  
THE DOUBLE George PELECANOS  
OUT OF THE BLACK John RECTOR  
THE WRONG GIRL Hank Phillippi RYAN  
UNSEEN Karin SLAUGHTER  
TATIANA Martin Cruz SMITH  
SHOOT THE WOMAN FIRST Wallace STROBY  
THE MAID'S VERSION Daniel WOODRELL  
     
4- CANADA
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A TAP ON THE WINDOW  Linwood BARCLAY  
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN Anthony BIDULKA  
THE POISONED PAWN Peggy BLAIR  
EVIL IN ALL ITS DISGUISES Hilary DAVIDSON  
BLOOD ON A SAINT Anne EMERY  
THE SCOTTISH BANKER OF SURABAYA Ian HAMILTON  
THE SILENT WIFE ASA HARRISON  
VIGILANTE SEASON Peter KIRBY   
CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE Owen LAUKKANEN   
RIVER OF THE DEAD Robert POBI  
DEATH WAS IN THE BLOOD Linda L. RICHARDS  
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION Peter ROBINSON  
MISS MONTREAL Howard SHRIER  
SHOOT THE DOG Brad SMITH  
ALWAYS WATCHING Chevy STEVENS  
      
5- TOP INDIE or SELF-PUBLISHED NOVEL 
  X
DONNYBROOK Frank BILL  
GUTTED Tony BLACK  
DEFENDING ELTON T.J. COOKE  
TOO DARK TO SLEEP Diane GALLAGHER  
THE BIG REAP Chris F. HOLM  
A WIND OF KNIVES Ed KURTZ  
A TASTE FOR MALICE Michael J. MALONE  
CARNIVAL NOIR Craig MCDONALD  
PENANCE Dan O'SHEA  
RAKE Scott PHILLIPS  
THE HARD BOUNCE Todd ROBINSON  
THE SUBTLE ART OF BRUTALITY Ryan SAYLES  
ONE MORE BODY Josh STALLINGS  
HEAVEN'S ON HOLD Steve TROTTER  
SPARKLE Rudy YULY  
     
6- TOP SHORT-FICTION COLLECTION
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DANCING TOWARDS THE BLADE Mark BILLINGHAM  
EIGHT LIES (ABOUT THE TRUTH) Sean CHERCOVER  
LEE CRIME FACTORY editor  
THE BLACK WIDOW CLUB Hilary DAVIDSON  
ACTION: PULSE POUNDING TALES #2 Matt HILTON editor  
DEAD LETTERS Chris F. HOLM  
THE MAMMOTH BOOK of BEST BRITISH CRIME #10  Maxim JAKUBOWSKI editor  
BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2013 Lisa SCOTTOLINE editor  
BEAT TO A PULP: HARDBOILED 2 VARIOUS (Beetner,Funk, Randisi, etc.)  
THUGLIT #8 VARIOUS (Abbott, Knight, Ross, etc.)  
     
7- TOP NON-FICTION
  X
THE SPY WHO LOVED Clare MULLEY  
IF I TELL YOU...I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU Michael ROBOTHAM editor  
BEING COOL: THE WORK OF ELMORE LEONARD Charles J. RZEPKA  
ALL THE WILD CHILDREN Josh STALLINGS  
FINAL CONFESSION Brian P. WALLACE  
     
8- TOP CRIME FICTION IN FRENCH
  X
SACCAGES Chrystine BROUILLET  
TOUT HOMME RÊVE D'ÊTRE UN GANGSTER Jean CHARBONNEAU  
DES NŒUDS D'ACIER  Sandrine COLLETTE  
ET À L'HEURE DE VOTRE MORT Jacques CÔTÉ  
TÊTES DE MAURES Didier DAENINCKX  
NOWHERE MAN François GRAVEL  
LE SANG DE LA TRAHISON Hervé JOURDAIN  
TERREUR DANS LE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE Jacqueline LANDRY  
SOUS LA SURFACE Martin MICHAUD  
ON SE RETROUVERA Laëtitia MILOT  
LE FILS EMPRUNTÉ Jacques SAVOIE  
PUZZLE Franck THILLIEZ  
     
9- TOP CRIME FICTION IN FRENCH (translated)
  X
VILAINES FILLES Megan ABBOTT  
LE CINQUIÈME TÉMOIN Michael CONNELLY  
MAUVAISE ÉTOILE R.J. ELLORY  
L'APPEL DU COUCOU Robert GALBRAITH (J.K. ROWLING)  
FÉTICHES Mo HAYDER  
ANIMAUX SOLITAIRES Bruce HOLBERT  
ÉTRANGE RIVAGE Arnaldur INDRIDASON  
LA CINQUIÈME SAISON Mons KALLENTOFT  
VERT-DE-GRIS Philip KERR  
LE GARDIEN DE PHARE Camilla LACKBERG  
ILS VIVENT LA NUIT Dennis LEHANE  
LE JUSTICIER D'ATHÈNES Petros MARKARIS  
LA PHRASE QUI TUE Craig MCDONALD  
7 JOURS Deon MEYER  
LES ÂMES VOLÉES Stuart NEVILLE  
FANTÔME Jo NESBO  
LES ANGES GARDIENS Kristina OHLSSON  
LA DERNIÈRE PLUIE Antti TUOMAINEN  
DERNIER VERRE À MANHATTAN Don WINSLOW  
NÉS SOUS LES COUPS Martyn WAITES  
 
** YOUR FAVOURITE CRIME BOOK OF 2013 IS…
     

 
JF
DECEMBER 2013
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30 comments:

  1. How about Andrez Bergen's Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa and the Another Sky Press anthology The Tobacco-Stained Sky?

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  2. I didn't put Andrez's novel on the list because it's not available here in Canada. As for the anthology, I hadn't heard about it. But you can certainly vote for both of them. Thanks for pointing them out.

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  3. Hi
    Thanks so much for including my book on the Canadian list...btw the title is When The Saints GO Marching In (even my Mom sometimes call it When The Saints COME Marching In)
    Thanks for doing this and being such a great supporter of writers.
    Anthony

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  4. Michael J. Malone, A McKinty, Steve Hamilton, Michael Connelly, Tony Black, Alex Blackmore, Lisa Scottoline.

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    1. Careful not to vote twice in the same category.
      Thanks for participating!
      JF

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  5. There seems to be a problem with voting - see messages I've been getting on FB:
    Forris Day Jr.: I tried to vote but it wouldn't let me. I even tried commenting. I signed up to follow the blog so maybe I have to be approved. Anyhow I really loved "When the Saints Go Marching"

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    Shaye Isaak Ball It won't let me vote!!!!! I've tried many times!!!
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    Shaye Isaak Ball Here's my vote "When The Saints Go Marching In" by Anthony Bidulka.

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  6. You missed Barbara Fradkin's The Whisper of Legends in the Canadian list.

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  7. Best Crime Book: The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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  8. I know I "missed" many titles, just can't put all of them in...and I certainly didn't have the time to read them all. That's why I mentioned, in the intro, to add your own choices. Thanks for taking the time to visit the House and to participate. JF

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  9. re: problems voting.
    You can't just click, it doesn't work. I have no way of doing this with Blogger. If there is and someone knows it, please let me know. In the intro, I mention that you can email me your votes at housecrimyst@gmail.com or simply put them in a comment here. It doesn't come up on the page right away because I filter the comments (for spam). Thank you for taking the time to vote I really appreciate!

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  10. A Serpent's Tooth Craig Johnson (U.S.)
    I Hear the Sirens in the Street Adrian McKinty (UK)
    Miss Montreal Howard Shrier (Canada)

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  11. I would like to vote for John Connolly's 'The Wrath Of Angels'...thank you

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  12. The Wrath Of Angels John Connolly (UK)
    The Black Box Michael Connelly (USA)
    Dancing Towards the Blade Mark Billingham (Short Story)

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  13. The wrath of angels- john connolly. Great book, great series, grest author- can't wait for the new one!!!

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  14. I want to vote for Wrath Of Angels by John Connolly

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  15. The wrath of angels,john connolly.

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  16. Wrath of Angels, John Connolly

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  17. Wrath of Angels, John Connolly

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  18. The wrath of angels,john connolly.
    The Black Box, Michael Connelly

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  19. THE WRATH OF ANGELS John CONNOLLY

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  20. The wrath of angels,john connolly.
    The Black Box, Michael Connelly

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  21. Terreur dans le Down town east side, Jacqueline Landry

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  22. How the lights get in by Louise Penney Canada

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  23. How the light gets in Louise Penney, Canada

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  24. Terreur dans le Downtown Eastside de Jacqueline Landry

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  25. Terreur dans le Downtown Eastside
    Jacqueline Landry

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  26. I loved linda Richards, "Death was in the Blood". That's my vote!

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  27. Honored. Thank you very much.

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  28. You're welcome. I really liked it. Let me know when you have a new one.

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