So who are our most borrowed authors in the last six months? By far the most popular overall is our friend James Patterson — but he does publish a lot! Many of the other authors publish various series and all originate or now live outside the UK. Is your favourite here?
1 Patterson, James – American author, largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross; world’s best selling thriller writer
2 Beaton, M. C.– UK author of the much-loved Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth crime fiction books published in the UK
3 Baldacci, David Another American who sells shed loads of crime novels and makes the NY bestsellers. Publishes various ‘series Shaw Series, Camel Club Series, King & Maxwell Series, John Puller Series, Will Robie Series
4 Jacobs, Anna English novelist who grew up in Rochdale, Lancashire, before emigrating in 1973 to Australia. She writes various series – 50+ novels to date including historical sagas and romances, modern novels and SF/F.
5 Roberts, Nora – American bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. Also writes crime as J. D. Robb
6 Robinson, Peter Canadian crime writer born in Britain. He is best known for his crime novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks
7 Connelly, Michael American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller
8 Robb, J. D The ‘In Death’ series She also writes as Nora Roberts – see above
9 Macomber, Debbie – Best-selling American author of over 150 romance novels and contemporary women’s fiction. Over 170 million copies of her books are in print throughout the world, and four have become made-for-TV-movies
10 McCall Smith, Alexander Writes the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series (over twenty million sold) Other series include the Scotland Street novels, the Sunday Philosophy Club starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels.