Monday, December 08, 2014

A Dirty Baker's Dozen: My Thirteen Favorite Crime Novels of 2014

Not necessarily the best, but my favourites of 2014, in no particular order, with links to my reviews where applicable:

- A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar (Hodder)

- The Fever by Megan Abbott (Little Brown/Picador)

- Perfidia by James Ellroy (Knopf/Random House)

-The Death Instinct by Jacques Mesrine (Tam Tam)

- Brainquake by Samuel Fuller (Hard Case Crime/Titan)

- Half World by Scott O'Connor (Scribe)

- There Ain't No Justice- by James Curtis (London Books)

- A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre (Bloomsbury)

- Of Cops and Robbers by Mike Nicol (Old Street)

- Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey (Arrow)

- The Mad and the Bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette, trans by Donald Nicholson-Smith (NYRB)

- Third Rail by Rory Flynn (Houghton Miflin)

- Futures by John Barker (PM Press)

Bubbling under:

- Spouses and Other Crimes by Andrew Coburn (Stark House)

Chance- by Kem Nunn (Scribner)

The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura (Bitter Lemon)

The Getaway Car by Donald Westlake (University of Chicago)

North Beach Girl/Scandal On the Sand by John Trinian (Stark House)

Death's Sweet Song/Whom Gods Destroy by Clfton Adams (Stark House)

Midnight Road by Jada Davis (Stark House)

The Whitehall Mandarin by Edward Wilson (Arcadia)

An annotated version of this list can be found at the L.A. Review of Books.

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