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Subject: The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2013 (thus far...)
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 6:47 PM ET
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According to Booklist magazine's annual Mystery Showcase issue (May 1, 2013), here are the Top 10 Crime Fiction novels, as well as the Best Crime Fiction Debuts. How many of these have you read?

Top 10 Crime Fiction

The Andalucian Friend. By Alexander Soderberg. 2013. Crown (9780770436056).

The Beautiful Mystery. By Louise Penny. 2012. Minotaur (9780312655464).

Dare Me. By Megan Abbott. 2012. Little, Brown/Regan Arthur (9780316097772).

Ghostman. By Roger Hobbs. 2013. Knopf (9780307959966).

Gone Girl. By Gillian Flynn. 2012. Crown (9780307588364).

Live by Night. By Dennis Lehane. 2012. Morrow (9780060004873).

The Rage. By Gene Kerrigan. 2013. Europa (9781609450922).

Shatter the Bones. By Stuart MacBride. 2012. Harper (9780007344246).

Suspect. By Robert Crais. 2012. Putnam (9780399161483).

What Comes Next. By John Katzenbach. 2012. Mysterious (9780802126115).


Best Crime Fiction Debuts

The Andalucian Friend. By Alexander Soderberg. 2013. Crown (9780770436056).

The Beggar’s Opera. By Peggy Blair. 2013. Penguin/Pintail (9780143186427).

Black Fridays. By Michael Sears. 2012. Putnam (9790399158667).

East of Denver. By Gregory Hill. 2012. Dutton (9780525952794).

Ghostman. By Roger Hobbs. 2013. Knopf (9780307959966).

A Good Death. By Christopher R. Cox. 2013. Minotaur (9781250012319).

The Old Turk’s Load. By Gregory Gibson. 2013. Mysterious (9780802121134).

Three Graves Full. By Jamie Mason. 2013. Gallery (9781451685039).

The Thing about Thugs. By Tabish Khair. 2012. Houghton (9780547731605).

The Twenty-Year Death. By Ariel S. Winter. 2012. Hard Case Crime (9780857685810)


Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 8:38 PM ET
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Just Gone Girl, which was my pick for book of the year last year. Kinda weird to put on a 2013 list.

Date Posted: 5/10/2013 8:54 PM ET
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Barb, as Gone Girl was released June 5, 2012, it came out too late to be highlighted in Booklist's May 2012 Mystery Showcase. This probably accounts for its inclusion in the May 2013 issue.

I've read:

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny.

Suspect by Robert Crais

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason


Date Posted: 5/11/2013 1:10 PM ET
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I'm afraid I haven't read any of them ~ no cozies!!    :)

Date Posted: 5/11/2013 5:25 PM ET
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Interesting list.

 The only one I' ve read is GONE GIRL, and I thought it was a great mystery!  Anna W., out of the 3 that you've read....which did you like the best?

Date Posted: 5/14/2013 7:50 PM ET
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Have read none of them!!!  I am always so BEHIND when it comes to reading new and popular books!!!

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 6/2/2013 11:52 PM ET
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I have Louise Penny up to A Beautiful Mystery. Thanks to you, I will

put pn library  hold.