Mariusz Czubaj’s Top Ten Crime Novels

We asked our award winning Polish crime author Mariusz Czubaj about his top ten crime novels. Here’s the list:

1. Boris Akunin’s The State Counsellor

2. John le Carrè’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

3. Raymond Chandler’s The Long Good-Bye

4. Michael Connelly’s The Closers

5. Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho

6. Patricia Highsmith’s  Strangers on a Train

7. Henning Mankell’s One Step Behind

8. Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s  The Buenos Aires Quintet

9. Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö’s The Laughing Policeman

10. Ian Rankin’s The Falls

…and more, more novels…

…and more, more other novels


Mariusz Czubaj’s 21:37 was awarded the High Calibre Award for the Best Polish Crime Novel in 2009. It is his first novel to be published in English, translated by Anna Hyde.