Monday, December 18, 2017

Need More Reading Ideas?

As we continue to roll out The Rap Sheet’s own “Favorite Crime Fiction of 2017” posts, we’re also keeping track of picks made by other publications and Web sites. The Boston Globe, for instance, is out with its 16 top choices among novels published in the States over the last year, including Julia Dahl’s Conviction, Benjamin Percy’s The Dark Net, Sara Paretsky’s Fallout, and Adrian McKinty’s Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly. Click here and then scroll down to the “Mystery” subheading to find them all.

Meanwhile, Crime Book Junkie’s Noelle Holten says, “I have been so excited about SO many books [this year], I have to do FIVE separate posts over FIVE separate days!” Catch her initial offerings here, and stay tuned for the rest. In its latest podcast, Writer Types includes Best of 2017 choices “from a few of our favorite reviewers, including Kate Malmon, Dan Malmon, Craig Sisterson. Keir Graff, Erica Ruth Neubauer, David Nemeth, and Benoît Lelièvre.” Individual contributors to the blog Crime Fiction Lover continue to present their top-five reads of the last dozen months, the most recent selections running from Hannah Tinti’s The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley and Christopher Fowler’s The Wild Chamber to Gunnar Staalesen’s Wolves in the Dark. And Kirkus Reviews has announced its seven choices of the “Best Indie Mysteries & Thrillers of 2017,” that number including Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies and William Hunter’s Sanction.

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