Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Word Association Best Books of 2015

Below are my favorite crime fiction reads from 2015. Each novel is followed by the word or phrase that first came to mind when I considered the book for this list.

Devastatingly poetic

Justified blockbuster

Ending that lingers




Coyote attacks

Enduring characters

True to life


Mind games


MWA Grand Master for a reason

Black sheep

Politics and murder

Don't make him

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Books I've Read in 2015 (all highly recommended)

Michael Wiley
“Blue Avenue”
Michael Kardos
“The Three-Day Affair”
Tim Johnston
Benjamin Whitmer
“Cry Father”
Paula Hawkins
“The Girl on the Train”
Stephen King
Cormac McCarthy
“The Gardener’s Son: a screenplay”
James Sallis
“Others of my Kind”
Sebastian Rotella
“The Convert’s Song”
Mason Cross
“The Killing Season”
Wiley Cash
“This Dark Road to Mercy”
Harper Lee
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
Tom Bouman
“Dry Bones in the Valley”
Ann Rittenberg and Lauren Whitcomb
“Your First Novel: A Published Author and aa Top Agent Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream”
Dennis Lehane
“Live By Night”
Matt Burgess
“Uncle Janice”
M.O. Walsh
“My Sunshine Away”
David Joy
“Where All Light Tends to Go”
Dennis Lehane
“World Gone By”
Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt
“The Whites”
Olen Steinhauer
“All the Old Knives”
Stephen King
“Doctor Sleep”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“We Should All Be Feminists”
Owen Laukkanen
“The Stolen Ones”
Walter Mosley
“This Year You Write Your Novel”
Stieg Larsson
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
Jo Nesbo
“Blood on Snow”
Stieg Larsson
“The Girl Who Played with Fire”
Gregg Hurwitz
Toni Morrison
“God Help the Child”
Eric Jerome Dickey
“One Night"
John Ridley
“Stray Dogs”
Greg Iles
“Natchez Burning”
Craig Holden
“The Narcissist’s Daughter”
T.C. Boyle
“The Harder They Come”
Attica Locke
Craig Holden
“The River Sorrow”
Ron Rash
“Saints at the River”
Ron Rash
“My Father Like a River”
Paul Doiron
“The Precipice”
Cormac McCarthy
“No Country for Old Men”
Victor Gischler
Sarah Leipciger
“The Mountain Can Wait”
Michael Harvey
“The Governor’s Wife”
James Scott Bell
“Super Structure”
Brian Panowich
“Bull Mountain”