This is my last post for awhile and I’ve read the last book I’m going to read for this year. Not all the books in this list were published in 2012.

Books that Stood Out:

1. Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
2. A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
3. Give Us A Kiss by Daniel Woodrell
4. The Death of Sweet Mister by Daniel Woodrell
5. Bed of Nails by Antonin Varenne, tr. Siân Reynolds
6. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
7. Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn
8. The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
9. Phantom by Jo Nesbo tr. Don Bartlett
10. Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo tr. Jethro Soutar
11. Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Asa Larsson tr. Laurie Thompson
12. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen tr. Lisa Hartford
13. The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

Okay reads:

Broken Harbor by Tana French
Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain


Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino tr. Alexander O. Smith

Author(s) I was happy to discover this year:

Chester Himes
Craig Johnson
Antonin Varenne
Jim Thompson
Stan Jones
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Dashiell Hammett

Thanks for reading everybody.