Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ten Favorite Crime Novels Over the Last Decade of Reading


If you love crime fiction and you haven’t made J. Kingston Pierce’s blog a daily destination, change that now. I can’t adequately detail how many interesting articles, interviews, and books I’ve discovered simply by making Rap Sheet a part of each day. It’s terrific. In one of the latest posts, Pierce presents the challenge of naming your Top 10 favorite crime fiction books from 2004-2013 (originally posed to him by Brian Lindenmuth of Spinetingler Magazine). Oh, what a tangled web we weave. It is an impossible task, but I managed to compile a list after some serious pruning and shearing. My faves are:

The Double, by George Pelecanos
Triptych, by Karin Slaughter
Standing in Another Man's Grave, by Ian Rankin
Down River, by John Hart
Little Green, by Walter Mosley
The Professionals, by Owen Laukkanen
The Poacher's Son, by Paul Doiron
Power Play, by Joseph Finder
The Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke
Angel Baby, by Richard Lange

Check out some others at the Rap Sheet blog: