// TopFive2012


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DispatchesFromNoir: Top five books of 2012


Any year is a great year to read crime fiction, but 2012 was a great year to begin reviewing crime fiction. Since coming aboard in May, I’ve read quite a bit of crime fiction and have been impressed by much of it. My own tastes run towards hardboiled and noir, and 2012 was a banner[…]

CrimeFictionLover: Top five books of 2012


You might want to call me Scrooge, but I wasn’t quite as excited about the books that came my way in 2012. Bah humbug. I barely awarded any five star ratings this year. That’s not to say I didn’t love my reading. Far from it, I enjoyed discovering loads of new writers during New Talent[…]

LoiteringWithIntent: Top five books of 2012


It’s been another bumper year for crime fiction, which makes picking just five books a job on par with gift-wrapping a football or trying to get the dog to wear her super-cute fake antlers. 2012 saw Rebus return in all his grumpy glory, a first outing in English for the book which launched Jo Nesbo’s[…]

Spriteby: Top five books of 2012


As a fan of Nordic Noir and historical crime fiction, this year has been a pretty good one for me. The only problem, I’ve found, has been finding the time to read all of the great books that have come my way over the past 12 months. Having read so many excellent books this year,[…]

RoughJustice: Top five books of 2012


Top five lists are great fun to write, except in years like this when there have been so many great books. I can mention some who nearly made the list. Chuck Wendig’s two Miriam Black novels, Blackbirds and Mockingbird, are great examples of the way crime fiction is being blended with other genres, in this[…]

MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2012


I’ve never been good with limitations. Faced with the prospect of choosing among all the great books I’ve read this year and selecting just five (FIVE?!?) to highlight, I turned all Oliver Twist. ‘Please, kind sir, can I have more?’  But Crime Fiction Lover’s Master General was relentless. He stroked the white cat on his[…]

PulpCurry: Top five books of 2012


It’s been a great year for crime fiction and trying to narrow the books I have read down to a top five is not easy. Before I get onto that, however, as has been my past practice I’m going to cheat and hand out a few honourable mentions. Scott Wolven’s wonderful short story collection, Controlled[…]

MyBookishWays: Top five books of 2012


Ahhhh, top five lists. These are always rather tough for me, because I read a lot, and 2012 has been a wonderful year for crime, mystery, and suspense. The year has seen new releases from debut crime authors such as Andy Siegel with his humour-infused legal thriller Suzy’s Case, Mark Pryor’s international mystery The Bookseller,[…]

Lucy: Top five books of 2012


2012 has been a great year for crime fiction with some excellent new writers appearing, as seen in New Talent November. This made it particularly difficult to pick my top five books. And with all five having the qualities to be number one, it was even more difficult to rank them. However here are my[…]

DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2012


It’s been something of a strange 12 months for me, with moving house one of the most stressful of the year’s events. Thank heavens for my reading though, because thankfully when life is getting on top of you, there’s always a book to take your mind off things for a while. And I’ve been lucky[…]

DavidPrestidge: Top five books of 2012


It’s been a year when self-publishing and the rise of the digital book have made a huge impact on the range of crime fiction available to reviewers and the reading public. Anyone who has the stamina and bloody-mindedness to plan, plot and complete a book can now see it on screen, if not feel the pages[…]