Well, I knew this topic would be rolling in, so I should be better prepared... Honestly, I don't seem to do a whole lot of reading of fiction... at least not as much as folks like Michael and some of the other LadyKillers.... at least it feels that way.
So, I turned to the list of books I read (or attempted to) in 2016 for the local mystery book club I sort-of kind-of lead at my local indie bookstore, Towne Center Books, and three actually popped out as being favorites of mine. They are/were:
- JAR CITY (Inspector Erlendur #3) by Arnaldur Indriðason
- ABSOLUTE POWER by David Baldacci
In this group, we read only "first in series" or standalones, hence we often end up with works from the previous century (JAR CITY came out in 2000, and ABSOLUTE POWER came out in 1995).
Then, I checked my digital stacks, and found a few more that I recall enjoying:
The Green Muse: An Edouard Mas Novel, by Jessie Prichard Hunter
Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, by M. Louisa Locke
The Preacher (A Preacher Thriller Book 1), by Ted Thackrey Jr.
All Men Fear Me: An Alafair Tucker Mystery (Alafair Tucker Mysteries Book 8), byDonis Casey
There may be others in paper form, now buried here and there... if I think of more I'll come back and add them in!
And out of the bunch, I'd say these two are my favorite covers...