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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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