Mystery, detective, and crime fiction fans across the blogosphere are piping in at Mysteries in Paradise with their favorite crime fiction reads of 2009 (that is, favorite books we read this year, regardless of publication date). Looking at my own list, I realize how much time I spent in 2009 reading old and out of print books. (At least a couple of the titles on the list were published recently.)
In alphabetical order:
AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN, P.D. James
CASE CLOSED (manga series), Gosho Aoyama
CASEBOOK OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS, Isaac Asimov
CHINAMAN'S CHANCE, Ross Thomas
KANE: RABBIT HUNT, Paul Grist
MR. MONK AND THE DIRTY COP, Lee Goldberg
TANTALIZING LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES, Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh, Martin Harry Greenberg, ed.
THE VICTORIA VANISHES, Christopher Fowler
WHATDUNITS and MORE WHATDUNITS, Mike Resnick, ed.
WILD SHEEP CHASE, Haruki Murakami
MAPS AND LEGENDS, Michael Chabon
SHERLOCK HOLMES WAS WRONG: REOPENING THE CASE OF THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Pierre Bayard
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION, P.D. James
Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts
All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains (Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond)
Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong
Crime Fiction Alphabet: L is for LOCKED ROOM PUZZLES
Crime Fiction Alphabet: J is for P.D. James
SHE'S THE SHERIFF!
A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.