The list author says: "I have been a devotee of crime fiction since I picked up my first Nancy Drew book in elementary school. Every author manages to do it just a little bit differently, and the stories and characters never cease to amaze me. Enjoy!"
"This is the book where Lucas Davenport meets Weather, but the story itself is essential John Sandford. It takes place in the North Woods in the dead of winter, and the images and feelings created by Sandford will have you snuggling in a blanket in 90 degree heat."
"George's prose is always elegant and sounds as though it should be coming out of a brushstroke rather than a pen. Her tortured hero, Lynley, and his equally tortured sidekick, Havers, take on a case in Cambridge where a young girl has been killed."
"Any fan of Reacher has to read this one. We know he's an ex-military cop, but that's all. This goes back to the early nineties and the Cold War, when Reacher was still in the Army. This whole story adds depth to Reacher's character and serves as a solid foundation for all of the other Reacher novels."
"In Rules of Prey, we are introduced to Lucas Davenport. He is tall, dark, rough, and juuuust this side of the law. He designs battle simulation games, drives a Porsche, and his best friend is a nun. There is not a better character in detective fiction."
"Kenzie and Gennaro are unlikely heroes - washed-up private investigators from Boston's rough south side. They're driven from dark forces within themselves to find a missing little girl, and the end is completely unexpected."
"This book and movie both are ones that I would place under the category of "everyone needs to see once but you probably won't watch it over and over because it's not exactly the feel-good movie of the year." It doesn't get better for plot and rich characters that slowly and painfully unravel."