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ScotKris: Top o’ the year for ya, 2011

Some top reads in 2011 to make great Christmas picks.  Click on the image for (a non-affiliated) link to Amazon.  Crimeficreader’s selection follows next week…

The Vault, Ruth Rendell

A perfect way to keep Inspector Wexford alive and well, and an opportunity to explore the ‘what if…’ scenario from an earlier novel.

Fifth Victim, Zoe Sharp

More high-kicking adventures for Charlie Fox, and a rare opportunity to legitimately use the overused term unputdownable!

The Dead of Winter, Jane Adams

Christie with a twist, as this country house murder mystery amply shows.

Where the Bodies are Buried, Chris Brookmyre

A new direction with this Glasgow-set crime series.

Fallen, Karin Slaughter

Another gripping read from one of the Big Names, but Slaughter never rests on her laurels.

Double Dexter, Jeff Lindsay

Should I be worried that I feel so much empathy with a serial killer…?

The Fifth Witness & The Drop, Michael Connelly

Not one, but two, superb novels from the current Master – a legal thriller and the latest Harry Bosh.

Pirate King, Laurie R King

A humorous interlude in the Mary Russell series.

The Retribution, Val McDermid

On great form with the latest Tony Hill/Carol Jordan thriller.

Picture Her Dead, Lin Anderson

Glasgow-based forensics, with more than one twist in the tale.

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4 comments on “ScotKris: Top o’ the year for ya, 2011

  1. A great round up! Cheers!

    • crimeficreader
      December 10, 2011

      Thanks, M. Chris has slightly similar taste to mine and we have no duplicates across our respective picks.

  2. Tea Time with Marce
    December 11, 2011

    Great list, coming over from Mysteries in Paradise. I have 3 on my Wishlist, MichaelC, Dexter and ValM.

    I’m a new follower, glad to have found you.

    My fav would be Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan.

    • crimeficreader
      December 12, 2011

      Thanks for the comment and for visiting!

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