Best Crime Fiction 2008

Kerrie on her blog Mysteries in Paradise is collating lists of top ten crime fiction reads for 2008. These are books you’ve read in 2008 regardless of the year of publication.

I’ve only read a few crime fiction books this year – 16 to be precise. So it’s not too difficult to pick out ten as the top books. They are, in no particular order:

6 thoughts on “Best Crime Fiction 2008”

  1. I now have my copy of the Giles Brandreth and have reread your review and plan to read this very soon. It sounds like a lot of fun and I really do like Brandreth – he’s great fun on The One Show.


  2. Margaret, NEMESIS is one of my favorite Agatha Christie books. And, I’m planning on reading the Martin Edwards books this year. I checked and our library had all three of them. Also, I’m going to try Margery Allingham as well. Thanks for sharing your list!

    And, Happy New Year!


  3. I’m not sure I’ve read enough crime novels to make a list, though a few of your titles are overlaps for me! I do hope to read more PD James this year.


  4. I only read a few crime fiction this year, but a few stood out as being good. I am trying to read through all of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe and Agatha Christie’s Poirot mysteries. This year I started two new series that I might like. The first one I read was “Murder at Fenway Park” by Troy Soos, it was about a ball player in 1912 who gets caught up in a murder mystery. It’s a fun combination of baseball and mystery. Then, I read “A Great Deliverance” by Elizabeth George. Someone recommended the Inspector Lynley series to me, so I read the first one and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the great ideas!


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