Of the 11 books read, 8 of them were new authors for me, 2 were by P.D. Viner - a great discovery! With the possible exception of Helgason, I would happily read all of them again in the future.
My reading allowed me to visit the following locations: Spain, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Manchester, London, Durham, Glasgow, New York, Iceland and North Carolina amongst other places.
I managed to just about stay the course on my own 2 personal reading challenges that I had to complete - Scandinavian Crime Fiction and Award winning crime. Plus I read my Goodreads Pulp Fiction group book of the month for the whole year. Happy days!
Nothing stank the place out, with the previously mentioned Helgason's book still enjoyable, just missing the X-factor ingredient for me. All the rest rocked, with 3 books gaining top score from me.
Mackay - Cash -Viner - can share the accolade jointly for December's book of the month.
Leif Davidsen - Lime's Photograph (4)
Andrew Peters - Subtraction (4)
Daniel Curzon - Halfway To The Stars (4)
Roger A. Price - By Their Rules (4)
P.D. Viner - The Sad Man (4)
P.D. Viner - The Last Winter of Dani Lancing (5)
Malcolm Mackay - How a Gunman Says Goodbye (5)
Charlie Huston - The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death (4)
Hallgrimur Helgason - The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning (3)
Wiley Cash - This Dark Road to Mercy (5)
Gregory McDonald - Fletch (4)