Monday, November 07, 2011

Top of the Crop

While I continue to evaluate and reassess my own reading choices over the last 11 months, with an eye toward picking my favorite books, Publishers Weekly is already out with a rundown of what it says are the Best Books of 2011. Included on that list are nine works from the mystery- and thriller-fiction shelves:

The End of Everything, by Megan Abbott (Reagan Arthur)
Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur)
Revenger, by Rory Clements (Bantam)
Hurt Machine, by Reed Farrell Coleman (Tyrus)
A Simple Act of Violence, by R.J. Ellory (Overlook)
Field Gray, by Philip Kerr (Putnam)
The Most Dangerous Thing, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Two for Sorrow, by Nicola Upson (Harper)

You’ll find short write-ups about each of these novels, plus comments on other PW favorites in many categories, here.

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