Mysteries 2010

A Listmania! list by K. Krentz "Voracious Reader" (Washington, D.C.)
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The list author says: "Martha Grimes, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, and countless other mystery writers have offered remarkable diversions over the years. I fear I might have exhausted this genre but I will not give up without a fight.
P.S. I'm sensing an upswing as the year draws to a close."
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy)
1.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "A great finish to a remarkable trilogy. Now I think I'll read the British version just to prolong the pleasure. (June 4)"
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel
2.  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel by Tom Franklin
The list author says:
  "An Amazon recommendation that also received high marks from Ann Holt, a discerning reader.  Excellent, excellent, excellent.  (Nov 24)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (668 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Devil's Star: A Novel (Harry Hole Series)
3.  The Devil's Star: A Novel (Harry Hole Series) by Don Bartlett
The list author says:
  "Apparently this is Nesbo's fifth "Harry Hole" book. If someone has not translated the first four, I might have to take a few Norwegian classes.  (Aug 8)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (586 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Faithful Place: A Novel
4.  Faithful Place: A Novel by Tana French
The list author says:
  "This is an even better story than French's debut novel, Into the Woods. Nothing terribly surprising happens but the characters are believable, the descriptions hit home, and I came away from this book reflecting on how the block on which I grew up made me the person I am today. (Dec 10)"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (673 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Shinju
5.  Shinju by Laura Joh Rowland
The list author says:
  "This was the December assignment for my Japanese book club.  I loved it and plan to read the other books in this series. (Nov 23)"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

The Lion
6.  The Lion by Nelson DeMille
The list author says:
  "This is DeMille's fourth or fifth tale featuring retired NYPD homicide detective John Corey, one of my all-time favorite cynical fictional characters.  Read them in order, please. (July 1)"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (630 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia De Luce Mystery)
7.  The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia De Luce Mystery) by Alan Bradley
The list author says:
  "Flavia is as charming in her second outing as she was in her debut, but I would have enjoyed more interactions between her and Inspector Hewitt because that is when she shines most brightly. (4/10)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery (Richard Jury Mysteries)
8.  The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery (Richard Jury Mysteries) by Martha Grimes
The list author says:
  "Richard and Melrose are back and so is Mungo, the insightful and mischievous dog.  Why do I love Grimes' characters so much?  I have no idea.  But I was very fond of Grimes' writing way before she told me I have attractive children . . . (May 16)"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder)
9.  Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder) by Linda Castillo
The list author says:
  "Castillo has created a marvelous character in Kate Burkholder, the 30-year old police chief in a small Ohio town ringed by Amish farms. Kate confronts her Amish past when a series of murders shake the community. Linda Castillo has earned a spot on my reading list. (Aug 30)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (473 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Sharp Objects
10.  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The list author says:
  "A fast-paced story with a noir flavor.  A young reporter at an underdog Chicago newspaper is sent to her hometown in Missouri's boot heel to follow an investigation into the murders of two little girls. (July 28)"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,512 customer reviews)

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
11.  Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C. J. Box
The list author says:
  "Box won my attention with last year's Blue Heaven and this is another riveting story set west of the Mississippi. A federal judge seeks to wrest his nine-month old granddaughter from her adoptive parents. Seamy, gritty, and incredible in a nice way. (Sept 17)"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Question of Belief: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
12.  A Question of Belief: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries) by Donna Leon
The list author says:
  "More satisfying than the last few books in this series, this time Brunetti simultaneously chases down a charlatan and a murderer. Wait until winter to read this story or you will surely be sweating along with Guido. (May 26)"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel
13.  The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell
The list author says:
  "Ah, Reg, Reg, Reg.  You are waxing philosophical in your twilight years, dreaming of righting old wrongs but foiled at every turn.  Not Rendell's best effort, but a must-read for those who have come to love Inspector Wexford over the years.  (Jan 23)"
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A World I Never Made
14.  A World I Never Made by James LePore
The list author says:
  "Estranged father hooks up with attractive French detective and dodges Saudi terrorists while trying to unravel the events leading up to his daughter's apparent suicide. (Aug 27)"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Villain: A Novel
15.  Villain: A Novel by Shūichi Yoshida
The list author says:
  "I had every intention of giving this story two stars until I turned the final page and experienced one of those "Aha! We're on the same wavelength" moments. Still, I won't be going out of my way to find another Yoshida book. If you want to dip your foot in the Japanese mystery stream, get Out. (Dec 13)"
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A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel)
16.  A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel) by Rebecca Cantrell
The list author says:
  "Apparently this book falls into a genre called Weimar Noir, mysteries set in Germany in the years corresponding with Hitler's rise to power.  This gritty story tells of a female crime reporter's search for information about the death of her homosexual brother.  I totally forgot the plot within a week of finishing the book. (June 7)"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum Novels)
17.  Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
The list author says:
  "Evanovich's decision to gouge readers who choose electronic formats caused me to put off reading this book until the price dropped. The characters are increasingly unbelievable but are still incredibly likeable and entertaining. (Aug 24)"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (983 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel
18.  This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
The list author says:
  "Get a grip, Ms. George! This book is barely better than the last one but I keep reading because you have managed to make me care about Lynley and Havers. The relationship angle in this one is beyond belief. (Sept 10)"
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The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death: A Novel
19.  The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death: A Novel by Charlie Huston
The list author says:
  "An Edgar Award finalist that was too noir for me.  Young man suffering from PTSD gets a job cleaning up after violent deaths.  (Mar 5)"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

American Fuji
20.  American Fuji by Sara Backer
The list author says:
  "A light read that I found slightly disturbing because Backer either dislikes Japan or misunderstands Japanese culture and traditions. (Aug 19)"
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Overkill (Berkley Sensation)
21.  Overkill (Berkley Sensation) by Linda Castillo
The list author says:
  "I was hoping for a mystery close to the calibre of Castillo's recent work but this was more in the vein of those Harlequin Romances my grandmother used to read. Ick. (Oct 6)"
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A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
22.  A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by David Liss
The list author says:
  "I don't recall 2001 as being a bad year for mysteries but how else could this book have been designated Best First Novel by the Edgar Award committee and several other literary groups?  The pedantic and overwrought writing might have earned a PhD for Liss but made a tale that had all the earmarks of interesting a chore for this reader."
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The Salaryman's Wife
23.  The Salaryman's Wife by Sujata Massey
The list author says:
  "NOT RANKED:  Re-read for book club.  Still consider this a nice introduction to Japanese culture.  (Mar 14)"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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