Monday, January 7, 2013

Favorite Mysteries of 2012

Happy New Year!
Here are my favorite mystery/suspense novels of 2012.   (These are books that were originally published last year.)
They are listed alphabetically by author, as trying to rank them by how much I liked them is beyond my capabilities.  Clicking on the title will link you to my review. 

  • A Killing Winter (Leo Desroches #2) by Wayne Arthurson (Forge hardcover, 10 April 2012).
  • A City of Broken Glass (Hannah Vogel #4) by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge hardcover, 17 July 2012).
  • Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French (Viking hardcover, 24 July 2012).
  • What the Heart Remembers by Debra Ginsberg (NAL trade paperback, 4 September 2012).
  • The Skeleton Box (Starvation Lake #3) by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone hardcover, 5 June 2012).
  • The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Gamache #8) by Louise Penny  (Minotaur hardcover, 28 August 2012).
  • Poison Flower (Jane Whitefield #7) by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press hardcover, 6 March 2012).
  • Valley of Ashes (Madeline Dare #4) by Cornelia Read (Grand Central Publishing hardcover, 14 August 2012).
  • The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose (Atria hardcover, 13 March 2012).
  • Before the Poison by Peter Robinson (William Morrow hardcover, 21 February 2012).
  • The Other Woman by Hank Phillipi Ryan (Forge hardcover, 4 September 2012).
  • Dark Lie by Nancy Springer (NAL trade paperback, 6 November 2012).


I'm interested to hear whether or not you agree with my choices.  And what are yours?


9 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these, Marlyn. Good to hear of some interesting new mysteries and authors.

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  2. I haven't read any of them either, Marlyn. But that means nothing, I'm a notoriously slow reader.

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  3. Jenny and Peg, I do hope you have time to check out a few of these!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your favorites. Several of these authors are on my list to try, but Cornelia Read is at the top. Which one of hers should I read first?

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    1. L>J., the first one in the series is A FIELD OF DARKNESS. It should get you hooked!

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  5. Great list, Marlyn! Thanks for this! I'm going to click on them and decide which ones to buy - maybe work my way through all of them. I see a couple of Canadians on the list, too - Wayne Arthurson and Louise Penny.

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    1. Wow!! Your enthusiasm is energizing, Jodie. BTW, I met Wayne at the same LCC where I met you.

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