Have you read Leeds Libraries 2014 top 10 #mostborrowedauthors?

Children of the revolutionA few changes in authors from 2013’s list, but a lot of the big hitters are in the top ten.

  1.  Children of the Revolution by popular Leeds born author Peter Robinson tops the list with crime maestro  Inspector Banks finding an ex-college lecturer dead. Issued 989 times. Last year he came in sixth.
  2. A Wanted Man by Lee Child, born in Coventry. Jack Reacher in Nebraska sporting a broken nose, hitching to Virginia, is picked up by three suspicious strangers –  935 issues
  3. Backlash by Lynda La Plante came out in 2012 – Late at night on a notorious council estate in London a van – painted with a clown’s face is being driven erratically. When the police pull over the driver, they discover a young woman’s body. 921 issues
  4. NYPD red by James Patterson – Last year’s No.1 James Patterson wrote 8 books for adults plus several for young readers in 2014. Definitely prolific! This one’s set in Hollywood when the celebs are in town for a film festival. 921 issues
  5. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson -Another Yorkshire author whose Jackson Brodie novels were adapted for TV. This one won the Costa novel of the Year in 2013. Ursula Todd lives through the turbulent events of the last century again & again. 866 issues
  6. The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling – The only one I’ve read and can personally recommend! Brilliant story set in the little town of Pagford –a parish council seat becomes vacant after an unexpected death. 828 issues
  7. The racketeer by John Grisham  – He’s sold over 100 million books. US Legal thriller featuring the murder of a judge. 817 issues
  8. The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin (Inspector Rebus) is his second Malcolm Fox novel – Cop corruption case set in Fife issued x 808
  9.  Forgive me by Lesley Pearse – Not in the league of the giant big hitters yet, she’s sold over 7 million copies of her books. This one starts in 1991 with a mother’s suicide and her daughter discovering her mysterious past. Her latest is Survivor 769 issues
  10. The Black Box by US bestseller Michael Connelly  – Harry Bosch storyCrime thriller set in LA about unsolved murder issued x 768


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