Near the end of each year the Listener has a “100 Best Books of the Year” issue, where its reviewers, with help from nominations from booksellers and others, compile their list of best novels, short stories, poetry, biography, memoir, and other non-fiction (eg history, science, journalism and essays, art, and food and drink) books of the year.
The 100 Best Books issue (see cover image above right) for 2011 has now hit newstands etc, and I am very pleased to share that it too includes several crime, mystery or thriller titles on the latest list:
- BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by SJ Watson
- BOUND by Vanda Symon
- DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY by PD James
- FEAST DAY OF FOOLS by James Lee Burke
- LUTHER: THE CALLING by Neil Cross
- AN UNCERTAIN PLACE by Fred Vargas
- THE WRECKAGE by Michael Robotham
Have you read any of the crime novels mentioned? If so, what did you think? If not, which ones catch your eye? Thoughts and comments welcome.