Best Crime Fiction

May 29, 2010

With lots of titles published in this popular genre, it is hard to know which are the stand-outs. 

Booklist published its annual list of Top 10 Best Crime Novels and Best Crime Novel Debuts earlier this month. Here is  the list of  2010 Best Crime Novels as chosen and reviewed by Booklist:

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood

The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson

The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin

False Mermaid by Erin Hart

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King

The Godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett

The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer

A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic


Resources for Mystery Readers!

November 8, 2008

Bibliomysteries http://www.bibliomysteries.com/
are mysteries whose characters, plots and/or settings are intimately bound up with books, writers, and or libraries. Browse alphabetically or explore new bibliomysteries, juvenile books, detectives in series, authors in murder mysteries, quotations (“We are librarians, and therefore the elect of God. To read is human, to catalogue divine.”), and murder weapons (and in case you were wondering, someone HAS been fictionally murdered by compact shelving.

Mystery File: The CrimeFiction Research Journal http://www.mysteryfile.com Lots of book reviews, author profiles and mystery trivia.

The Mystery Reader http://www.themysteryreader.com Mystery Book reviews with one to five star ratings and violence ratings. Covers police/detective, thrillers, cozy’s, romantic suspense, historical and suspense. Parts of the site are not current, but the book reviews are up to date.

Stop, You’re Killing Me! http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/index.html This site is a resource for the lovers of mystery, intrigue and suspense books. Stop! Lists hundreds of authors, with complete, chronological lists of their books in this sub-genre


Young Adults – Mystery and Suspense

February 21, 2008

A list of YA mystery and suspense titles with brief summaries.

The list is organized by author.


Mystery Writers of America – Edgar Awards

August 15, 2007

2008 list of winners of the Edgar Award for Best Mystery!


Cozy-Mystery List

October 28, 2006

Cozy Mystery List http://www.cozy-mystery.com/ An alphabetical list of authors with brief summaries of each book. Useful for identifying the “next in the series” mysteries.