A post that may have been more relevant/topical 3 and a half months ago, but my blog, my rules so there. I'm running late!
I read over 100 books of varying quality last year, about a dozen short of my target, but big deal. I'll just have to read more this year.
Scrolling back through the list there were a few highlights and contenders for my favourite book of the year.
Dietrich Kalteis - The Deadbeat Club (2015)
Nicholas Searle - The Good Liar (2015)
Garry Disher - The Heat (2015)
Max Allan Collins - Quarry's List (1976)
Malcolm Mackay - The Sudden Arrival of Violence (2014)
Douglas Skelton - Open Wounds (2016)
Robin Yocum - A Brilliant Death (2016)
Douglas Skelton - Blood City (2013)
Frederic Dard - Bird in a Cage (1961)
Nick Triplow - Frank's Wild Years (2012)
Jim Fusilli - Road to Nowhere (The Good Samaritan Book 1) (2011)
Parnell Hall - Detective (1987)
A dirty dozen - 3 from Scotland, 2 from England, 1 French, 1 Canadian, 1 Australian and 4 from the US of A.
A novel about drugs and gangs, a conman, a couple of professional heisters, a Glaswegian hitman, a couple of college kids dabbling in the disappearance of a parent, two books with a tired mid-level Scottish enforcer, a French farce with a far from comedic outcome for our protagonist, a retired has-been or never-was still breathing and raising his head out of the bottle for one last fight, a Jack Reacher loner type sticking his nose in and a PI finally investigating a case.
All great books, all recommended, all books I'd happily re-read again. And seeing as I still have to pen a few thoughts on four of them I may have to!
No overall selection for a single book of the year - they're all winning reads!
PS - Nice to see that arranging multiple pictures on Blogger is so simple!