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Best Crime Fiction 2012

Books receiving at least three starred reviews from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.

Trust Your Eyes                                                                             Linwood Barclay

Force of Nature                                                                            C. J. Box

Death and Transfiguration:  Daniel Jacobus                           Gerald Elias

The Stockholm Octavo                                                                Karen Englemann

Gone Girl                                                                                        Gillian Flynn

Broken Harbor                                                                              Tana French

Don’t Ever Get Old                                                                       Daniel Friedman

The Fear Artist                                                                               Timothy Hallinan

The Orphan Master’s Son                                                           Adam Johnson

The Silent Oligarch                                                                       Christopher Morgan Jones

What Comes Next                                                                        Kohn Katzenbach

A Killing in the Hills                                                                       Julia Keller

Dead Anyway                                                                                Chris Knopf

The Prophet                                                                                   Michael Koryta

Defending Jacob                                                                           William Landay

Live by Night                                                                                  Dennis Lehane

And When She Was Good                                                           Laura Lippman

The Blackhouse                                                                             Peter May

Phantom                                                                                         Jo Nesbo

Breakdown:  V.I. Warshawski                                                    Sara Paretsky

The Expats                                                                                     Chris Pavone

The Beautiful Mystery:  Chief Inspector Gamache Louise Penny

Driven:  The Sequel to Drive                                                       James Sallis

The Solitary House                                                                       Lyn Shepherd

The Inquisitor                                                                                Mark Allen Smith

An American Spy                                                                           Olen Steinhauer

 

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