Oh, and don't forget that if you want to buy signed copies of my books, you can do that, in November only. Details are here.
Each author was asked for two nominations and also to say which book of their own they'd like me to mention. I said I didn't mind if the book hadn't been published in 2010 as I had no intention of checking, but most of them have been. I also told them that they couldn't nominate any of mine. (Stupid of me, eh?)
Here they are. Apologies for the fact that I haven't put links to the books but I am not your slave.
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott. (Windmill Books) She is a Canadian writer and this is a superb Anne Tyler-esque novel which deserves to be better-known. It's brilliant.
ANDREW CROFTS (The Change Agent, How to Create a Wonderful World)
EMMA DARWIN (A Secret Alchemy)
ALINE TEMPLETON (6th book of the DI Marjory Fleming series, Cradle to Grave, out in hardback at the end of Nov 2010 and in paperback in Mar 2011)
Where the Shadows Lie by Michael Ridpath - The first in the Fire and Ice trilogy, set in Iceland with a literary background of the Norse sagas and a link to Tolkein and a half-American, half-Icelandic Sergeant Detective. An original and intriguing book, and a new line for Ridpath after his hugely succesful financial thrillers.
The Adventures of Marjorie Allingham by Julia Jones (Revised edition)
As one of the Crime Queens of the Golden Age, Allingham has always been a great favourite of mine and this is a wonderful insight into the life of a seriously professional writer, from a writing family, with some fascinating things to say about the process. Complex, funny, dedicated and courageous, she's a perfect subject for biography and this is very readable too.