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Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
I am a lawyer in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada who enjoys reading, especially mysteries. Since 2000 I have been writing personal book reviews. This blog includes my reviews, information on and interviews with authors and descriptions of mystery bookstores I have visited. I strive to review all Saskatchewan mysteries. Other Canadian mysteries are listed under the Rest of Canada. As a lawyer I am always interested in legal mysteries. I have a separate page for legal mysteries. Occasionally my reviews of legal mysteries comment on the legal reality of the mystery. You can follow the progression of my favourite authors with up to 15 reviews. Each year I select my favourites in "Bill's Best of ----". As well as current reviews I am posting reviews from 2000 to 2011. Below my most recent couple of posts are the posts of Saskatchewan mysteries I have reviewed alphabetically by author. If you only want a sentence or two description of the book and my recommendation when deciding whether to read the book look at the bold portion of the review. If you would like to email me the link to my email is on the profile page.

Author Index - Fiction

* - deceased

** - Saskatchewan author and setting


Adler-Olsen, Jussi - (2011) - The Keeper of Lost Causes; (2012) - The Absent One

Airth, Rennie – (2000) - River of Darkness; (Best fiction of 2000); (2004) - The Blood-Dimmed Tide; Paperback

Alvtegen, Karin – (2003) – Missing; Hardcover (Second Best fiction in 2003)

Ash, Maureen – (2007) - The Alehouse Murders; Paperback

Atkinson, Kate – (2008) - Case Histories; Hardcover or paperback

Aubert, Rosemary – (2006) - The Red Mass; Hardcover or paperback

Ballem, John – (2005) - Murder as a Fine Art; Maybe paperback

Balson, Ronald H. - (2014) - Once We Were Brothers and Eyewitness Evidence Six Decades After WW II

Barclay, Linwood – (2008) - Bad Move; (2008) - No Time for Goodbye; Hardcover

Baker, Martin – (2009) – Meltdown; Paperback

Baron, Michael – (2006) - The Mourning Sexton; Hardcover or paperback

Barrows, Annie –  (2009) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with Mary Ann Shaffer (Second most interesting of 2009)

Barry, Steve – (2007) - The Alexandra Link; Paperback maybe

Barton, Chad - (2011) - The Goodbye Man; Questions and Answers with Chad Barton

Beckett, Simon – (2008) - The Chemistry of Death; Hardcover (Maybe ____ best of fiction of 2008)

Beckwith, Lillian - (2015) - The Hills is Lonely

Benns, Roderick - (2011) - The Mystery of the Moonlight Murder - An Adventure of the Young John Diefenbaker; Leaders and Legacies series; (2012) - The Legends of the Lake on the Mountain - An Adventure of the young John A. Macdonald

** Bidulka, Anthony – Russell Quant series and Adam Saint series and standalone:

      Russell Quant books - (2004) - Amuse Bouche (Most
      Interesting of 2004 – fiction and non-fiction); (2005) - Flight of Aquavit (2nd Best fiction in 2005); (2005) - Tapas on the Ramblas; (2006) - Stain of the Berry; (2008) - Sundowner Ubuntu;   (2009) - Aloha, Candy Hearts; (2010) - Date with a Sheesha; (2012) - Dos Equis; Paperback or Hardcover

      Adam Saint books - (2013) - When the Saints Go Marching In

      Standalones - (2017) - Set Free

 Billheimer, John – (2001) - Contrary Blues; Paperback (?)

Bilyeau, Nancy - (2013) - The Crown

Blair, Peggy - (2016) - Hungry Ghosts

Blake, Victoria – (2004) - Bloodless Shadow; Paperback

Blondal, Patricia - (2016) - A Candle to Light the Sun and Patricia Blondal and Reflections

Blunt, Giles – (2004) - Forty Words of Sorrow; Hardcover (Tied for third Best fiction in 2004); (2005) - The Delicate Storm; (2006) - Blackfly Season; Hardcover probably

Bosco, Alix (pseudonymn of Greg McGee) - (2012) - Slaughter Falls; (2012) - Being Affected by a Male Author Creating a Female Sleuth

Boughey, Lynn M. - (2011) - Mission to Chara

** Bowen, Gail – (2000) - Burying Ariel (Second best fiction of 2000); (2002) - The Glass Coffin; (2004) - The Last Good Day; (2007) – The Endless Knot (Second Best Fiction of 2007); (2008) - The Brutal Heart; (2010) - The Nesting Dolls; (2011) - Deadly Appearances; (2012) - Kaleidoscope; (2013) - Murder at the Mendel; (2013) - The Gifted and Q & A; (2015) - 12 Rose Street; Q & A with Gail Bowen on Writing and the Joanne Kilbourn Series; (2016) - What's Left Behind and Heritage Poultry in Saskatchewan Crime Fiction; Hardcover

Box, C.J. – (2009) - Open Season; (2011) - Savage Run; (2012) - Winterkill; Hardcover or paperback

Boyd, Noah - (2011) - The Bricklayer

Bradby, Tom – (2004) - The Master of Rain; Paperback; maybe hardcover

Bradley, Alan - (2015) - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and A Postage Stamp Provides the Motive; (2016) - The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag and Flavia de Luce and Tom Swift Jr.; (2016) - A Red Herring Without Mustard

Brooke, John - (2014) - Walls of a Mind and Clashing Women in Authority; (2015) - Tropéano’s Gun and A Woman and Her Gun

Brown, Dale – (2007) - Fatal Terrain; Paperback

Brown, Dan - (2003) - Angels and Demons; (2003) - The Da Vinci Code (Tied for the best fiction in 2003); (2009) - The Lost Symbol; (2013) - Inferno; Hardcover or paperback

**Brunanski, Nelson – (2005) - Crooked Lake; (2010) - Frost Bite; (2012) - Burnt Out; (2014) - Minnesota Nice and Saskatchewan Polite

Buffa, D.W. - (2003) - The Judgment; Paperback

Burke, James Lee – (2000) - Cimmaron Rose; (2001) – Bitterroot; Paperback
Caldwell, Ian – (2004) - The Rule of Four (co-authored by Dustin Thomason); Maybe Hardcover
Camilleri, Andea - (2012) - The Shape of Water (1994)

Cannell, Stephen J. – (2001) - King Con; Maybe paperback

Carofiglio, Gianrico - (2012) - Involuntary Witness

Carr, Glyn - (2011) - Murder on the Matterhorn (1951)

Carpenter, J.D. – (2004) - The Devil in Me; Paperback

Carr, John Dickson - (2011) - Death Turns the Tables; (2017) - The Three Coffins

Carr, John Dickson writing as Carter Dickson - (2011) - The Judas Window

* Caunitz, William – (2000) - Chains of Command

Chapman, Brenda - (2015) - Cold Mourning

Chapman, Drew - (2014) - The Ascendant; (2016) - The King of Fear and Creating a Credible Catastrophe
Chazin, Suzanne – (2003) - The Fourth Angel; Paperback

Chesterton, G.K. - (2013) - "I" is for The Innocence of Father Brown

Child, Lee - (2011) - Bad Luck and Trouble

Church, James – (2008) - A Corpse in the Koryo; Paperback

Clark, Cassandra – (2009) - Hangman Blind; Paperback

Clavell, James - (2002) - Gai-Jin; Hardcover

Cleeves, Ann - (2011) - Raven Black

Cleverly, Barbara – (2004) - The Last Kashmiri Rose; (2005) Ragtime in Simla; Paperback

Cohen, Gabriel - (2002) - Red Hook; (2008) -  The Graving Dock; Hardcover

Collier, Deryn - (2014) - Open Secret

Compton, Jodi – (2006) - The 37th Hour; Hardcover

Connelly, Michael – (2000) - Void Moon; (2001) - A Darkness More than Night; (2001) - The Concrete Blonde (Third best fiction of 2001); (2002) - Blood Work (The Best);  (2002) - City of Bones; (2003) - Lost Light; (2004) - The Narrows; (2005) - The Closers (Tied for 3rd best fiction of 2005); (2005) - The Lincoln Lawyer; (2007) - Echo Park; (2007) - The Overlook; (2008) - The Brass Verdict; (2009) – The Scarecrow; (2009) – Nine Dragons; (2011) - The Reversal; (2011) - The Fifth Witness; (2012) - The Drop; (2012) - Black Echo; (2012) - Harry Bosch: The First 20 Years; (2012) - The Black Box; (2014) - The Gods of Guilt; (2014) - The Bloody Flag Move is Sleazy and Unethical; (2015) - The Burning Room; (2015) - Everybody Counts or Nobody Counts; (2016) - The Crossing; (2016) - Lawyers and Police Shifting Sides; (2017) - The Wrong Side of Goodbye and A Famous Holograph Will; (2017) - Bosch - T.V. - Season One and Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch; Hardcover

Cornwell, Patricia – (2001) - The Last Precinct; (2004) - Blow Fly; Maybe paperback

Cotterill, Colin – (2006) - The Coroner’s Lunch (Second best fiction of 2006); (2008) Thirty-Three Teeth; Hardcover

Craig, Peter – (2005) - Hot Plastic; Hardcover or paperback

Crais, Robert – (2001) - Demolition Angel (Best fiction of 2001); (2001) – Hostage; (2003) - The Last Detective; (2004) - Indigo Slam; (2005) - The Monkey’s Raincoat; (2005) - Stalking the Angel; (2005) - L.A. Requiem; (2005) - Voodoo River; (2006) The Forgotten Man; (2006) - The Two Minute Rule; (2007) - The Watchman; (2008) - Chasing Darkness; (2010) - The First Rule; (2012) - "C" is for Robert Crais; (2012) - Taken; Hardcover

Crichton, Michael – (2000) - Timeline

Crombie, Deborah – (2000) - Dreaming of the Bones

Culhane, Patrick – (2008) - Black Hats; Paperback

Cumming, Charles - (2015) - Trinity Six and Literary Challenge of Finding the 6th Cambridge Spy

Dale, Gordon W. - (2011) - Fool's Republic; (2011) - Questions and Answers; (2011) - Thoughts on Questions and Answers; Gordon W. Dale Autobiography

Deaver, Jeffery – (2000) - The Empty Chair; (2002) - The Stone Monkey; (2002) - Mistress of Justice; (2003) - The Vanished Man; (2005) - Garden of Beasts; (2005) - The Twelfth Card; (2006) - Cold Moon; (Tied for 3rd Best fiction of 2006); (2008) - The Broken Window; (2010) - The Burning Wire; (2013) - The Kill Room; (2014) - The Skin Collector; (2017) - The Steel Kiss; Hardcover if Lincoln Rhymes story

Delany, Vicki -

     1.) Const. Molly Smith - (2013) - A Cold White Sun

     2.) Fiona MacGillivray - (2014) - Gold Web

     3.) Writing as Eva Gates the Lighthouse Library Series 
     with Lucy Richardson - (2014) -  By Book or by
     Crook and Bodie Island Lighthouse; (2015) - Women v. Men in
     Clothing Descriptions

     4.) The Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries with Gemma
     Doyle - (2017) - Elementary, She Read and Fictional and Real
     Life Bookshops and Sherlock and Where is "Gemma" From?
 
DeMille, Nelson – (2000) - The Lion’s Game; (2003) - By the Rivers of Babylon; (2004) - Word of Honor; (2008) - Wild Fire; (2012) - Up Country and Demille on War and Returning to Vietnam; Hardcover

Dibdin, Michael – (2009) – Ratking; Paperback

Dickson, Carter - See Carr, John Dickson

Disher, Gary - (2012) - The Dragon Man

Doherty, Paul - (2011) - Nightshade

** Dooley, Anne M. – (2004) - Plane Death; Paperback

Dugoni, Robert - (2013) - Murder One and Email Exchange with Dugoni on Legal Ethics; (2014) - The Jury Master; (2015) - My Sister's Grave

Dunning, John – (2004) - The Bookman’s Promise; maybe hardcover.

Durrenmatt, Friederich - (2011) - The Pledge

Dukthas, Ann – (2011) - The Time of Murder at Mayerling

Edmondson, Jill - (2011) - Blood and Groom; (2011) - Dead Light District; (2012) The Lies Have It; (2014) - Frisky Business

Eisler, Barry - (2002) - Rain Fall (Best fiction of 2002); (2003) Hard Rain; (2005) - Rain Storm; Hardcover

Elkins, Aaron – (2000) - Loot

Ellis, David - (2013) - The Wrong Man

Emerson, Earl - (2003) - The Rainy City; Paperback

Enger, Leif – (2004) - Peace Like A River; Hardcover or paperback

Enger, Thomas - (2013) - Pierced

Eriksson, Kjell - (2011) - The Princess of Burundi; Hardcover or paperback

Evans, Liz – (2004) - Who Killed Marilyn Monroe?; Maybe paperback

Everhart, Max - (2014) - Go Go Gato; (2015) - Split to Splinters and How Much is a Baseball Worth?; (2015) - Ed, Not Eddie and An Exchange of Letters with Max Everhart

Fairstein, Linda – (2008) - Killer Heat; (2015) - Terminal City and The Mystery of FDR's Armored Train and Grand Central Terminal; Paperback

Farrow, John (pseudonym for Trevor Ferguson) - The Storm Murders

Ferraris, Zoe – (2011) - Finding Nouf; (2012) - "F" is for Zoe Ferraris; Hardcover or paperback

Finder, Joseph – (2003) - High Crimes; Maybe paperback

Follett, Ken - (2002) - Code to Zero; (2008) - World Without End; (2014) - Hornet Flight; Paperback buy maybe after the first and Hardcover after the second

Folsom, Allan – (2005) - The Exile; Library

Fox, Kathryn – (2010) - Malicious Intent; Paperback

Fradkin, Barbara - (2015) - None So Blind and None So Blind with Spoilers

Franklin, Ariana – (2007) - Mistress of Death (Second most interesting of 2007 – fiction and non-fiction); (2008) - The Serpent’s Tale; (2009) - Grave Goods; Hardcover

Franklin, Tom - (2014) - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Fredrickson, Michael – (2000) - A Cinderella Affidavit; Paperback buy

Freeman, Brian – (2006) – Immoral; (2008) – Stripped; Hardcover

Freeman, Kimberley - (2015) - Evergreen Falls

Furst, Alan - (2002) - Kingdom of Shadows; (2004) - The Polish Officer; (2010) - Spies in the Balkans; (2012) - Dark Voyage; (2013) - Red Gold (1999); (2013) - Alan Furst's Quiet Heroes; (2014) - Mission to Paris; (2017) -  Midnight in Europe; Paperback

Gage, Leighton - (2013) - Blood of the Wicked

Gates, Eva - See Delany, Vicki

Geagley, Brad – (2005) - Year of the Hyenas; Hardcover

Gear, Kathleen and Gear, W. Michael – (2000) - The Visitant; Paperback buy

Ghelfi, Brent – (2007) - Volk’s Game

Giarratano, Leah - (2013) - Vodka Doesn't Freeze

Goldman, Joel - (2002) - Motion to Kill: Paperback

Goldstein, Paul - (2013) - Havana Requiem and Goldstein's reaction on winning the Harper Lee Prize; (2014) - A Patent Lie and Patents and Vaccines and Ethics

Goodwin, Jason – (2006) - The Janissary Tree; Hardcover

Gordon, Alan – (2001) - Thirteenth Night; at least paperback

Gordon, Alison - (2011) - Prairie Hardball; (2014) - Night Game; (2015) - Alison Gordon has Died; (2016) Safe at Home and A Baseball Coming Out in Mystery Fiction

Grafton, Sue – (2001) - O is for Outlaw; (2002) - P is for Peril; (2003) - Q is for Quarry; (2005) - R is for Ricochet; (2007) - “S” is for Silence; (2009) - "T" is for Trespass; (2011) - "U" is for Undertow; "V" is for Vengeance;Paperback by choice

Greaney, Mark - (2010) - The Gray Man; Paperback



Green, Tim – (2004) - The Letter of the Law; maybe paperback

Grimsdale, Peter – (2010) - Perfect Night; Paperback

Grisham, John – (2000) - The Brethren; (2001) - A Painted House; (2002) - The Summons; (2003) - The King of Torts; (2004) - The Last Juror; (2005) - The Runaway Jury; (2005) - The Broker; (2008) - The Appeal; (2009) - The Associate; (2011) - The Confession; (2011) - The Litigators; (2012) - "G" is for John Grisham - Part I and Part II; (2013) - The Racketeer; (2013) - Grisham's Lawyers; (2013) - Analyzing Grisham's Lawyers; (2013) - Sycamore Row; (2014) - Gray Mountain and Gray Mountain and Real Life Legal Aid; (2015) - Rogue Lawyer and Sebastian Rudd; (2016) - The Whistler; Probably hardcover

Guterson, David - (2016) - Snow Falling on Cedars (1995) and Life in Meskanaw and on San Piedro Island and Race and Ethnicity in War and A Page in the Sun

Haig, Brian - (2003) - Mortal Allies; Paperback

Haldane, Sean - (2014) - The Devil's Making

Hall, James W. - (2002) - Body Language; Paperback
Hall, Parnell – (2004) - Puzzled to Death; Maybe paperback

Hamilton, Lyn – (2001) - The Xibalba Murders; Paperback

** Harasymchuk, Rob – (2006) - The Joining of Dingo Radish

Harbach, Chad - (2014) - The Art of Fielding and The Art of Baseball Writing and The Art of Fielding

Harlick, R.J. – (2010) - Arctic Blue Death; (2014) - Silver Totem of Shame and Totem Carving Shed on Granville Island and Totem Pole Raising and Button Blankets and The Golden Spruce; Paperback

Harris, Robert - (2002) - Archangel; (2004) – Pompeii; (2008) - Imperium; (2012) - "H" is for Robert Harris; (2014) - An Officer and a Spy; (2016) - Conclave and The Conclaves of Malachi Martin, Walter Murphy and Robert Harris; Hardcover or paperback (See also in non-fiction)

Harrison, Cora – (2007) - My Lady Judge; Hardcover or paperback

Harrison, Mike – (2008) - Wild Thing; Paperback

Hart, John – (2006) - The King of Lies; Hardcover or paperback

Harvey, Michael - (2011) - The Third Rail; Paperback

Hayder, Mo – (2006) - The Devil of Nanking; Well written but horrific

Hayes, Terry - (2014) - I am Pilgrim and Concerns with I Am Pilgrim

Heald, Paul J. - (2017) - Courting Death and Pageant Girls are Law Students and Exchanging Emails on the Plot; (2017) - Cotton

Healey, Judith Koll – (2004) - The Canterbury Papers; Maybe hardcover

Heaney, William (actually Graham Joyce) – (2009) - Memoirs of a Master Forger; Not again

Helm, Michael - (2017) - Another James and Continuing on Another James and What Makes a Book Crime Fiction? and Michael Helm Discussing After James as Crime Fiction

Helms, E. Michael - (2015) - Deadly Dunes

Henry, Jarad – (2010) - Blood Sunset

Hewson, David – (2004) - A Season for the Dead; Hardcover or paperback

Hiaasen, Carl – (2010) – Striptease; Paperback

Hicks, Ken and Rothman-Hicks, Anne - (2017) - Weave a Murderous Web

Hill, Reginald – (2007) - The Stranger House; Paperback

Hockensmith, Steve – (2006) - Holmes on the Range; Hardcover

Hoeg, Peter – (2009) - Smilla's Sense of Snow; Possible best of 2009 fiction or most interesting

Hoffman, Jilliane – (2006) - The Last Witness; Hardcover or paperback

Holt, Anne - (2016) - 1222; (2016) - The Lion's Mouth


Humphreys, C.C. - (2015) - Plague

Hunt, Andrew - (2016) - A Killing in Zion and Not Prosecuting Polygamy

Hunter, Stephen – (2004) - Hot Springs; (2009) - The 47th Samurai; Hardcover or paperback

Hurley, Graham – (2008) - The Take; Hardcover or paperback

Huston, James W. – (2000) - The Price of Power; would not buy
Hyde, Christopher – (2000) - A Gathering of Saints

Hyland, Adrian - (2011) - Gunshot Road

Iles, Greg – (2000) - The Quiet Game; (2001) - Mortal Fear; (2005) - Blood Memory; (2007) - Turning Angel; (2008) - Third Degree; Paperback or Hardcover
Indridason, Arnaldur – (2005) - Jar City (3rd Most Interesting of 2005 – fiction and non-fiction); (2007) - Silence of the Grave; (2011) - Voices; Paperback by choice
Jackson, Jon A. – (2004) - The Diehard; Paperback
Jakes, John – (2006) – Savannah; Library

James, P.D. – (2000) - A Taste for Death; (2001) - Death in Holy Orders; (2003) - The Black Tower; (2004) - The Murder Room; (2005) - Death of an Expert Witness; (2006) - The Lighthouse; (2008) - The Skull Beneath the Skin; (2009) - The Private Patient; (2009) - Cover Her Face; Always hardcover (See non-fiction as well)
James, Peter – (2010) - Dead Simple; Paperback or hardcover

Jennings, Maureen - (2015) - No Known Grave

Johnson, Craig – (2007) - The Cold Dish; (Best Fiction of 2007); (2008) - Death Without Company; (2008) - Kindness Goes Unpunished (Third Best Fiction of 2008); (2009) - Another Man’s Moccasins; (2011) - The Dark Horse; (2011) - Junkyard Dogs; (2012) - Hell is Empty; (2013) As the Crow Flies; (2013) - Longmire T.V. Series; (2014) - A Serpent's Tooth; (2015) - Radio in Indigenous Mystery Series; (2015) - Any Other Day;  (2015) - Where is the Walt Longmire Series Headed; (2016) - Musings on the 5th Season of Longmire; Hardcover

Johnson, Deborah - (2015) - The Secret of Magic and Regina Mary Robichard and Jean Louise "Scout" Finch and Winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction 

Johnstone, D.L. - (2013) - Furies

Jones, Stan – (2009) - White Sky, Black Ice; (2010) - Shaman Pass; (2012) - "J" is for Stan Jones; (2013) - Frozen Sun; (2013) - Q & A with Stan Jones on Nathan Active and Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte - Part I and Part II; (2015) - Village of the Ghost Bears; (2015) - Radio in Indigenous Mystery Series; (2016) - Tundra Kill and An Exchange with Stan Jones on Sarah Palin and Helen Mercer and Governor Sarah Palin and Red Parkas; Hardcover

Kahn, Michael A. – (2004) – Bearing Witness; Paperback preferably

Kanon, Joseph – (2004) - The Good German; (2012) - "K" is for Joseph Kanon; Hardcover

Kellerman, Faye – (2000) - Jupiter’s Bones; (2003) - Stalker; (2003) The Forgotten; (2005) - Stone Kiss; (2006) - Street Dreams; Hardcover or paperback
Kennealy, Jerry – (2000) - The Conductor
Kerley, Jack – (2006) - The Hundredth Man; Hardcover or paperback

Kernick, Simon – (2008) - The Business of Dying; Paperback

Kerr, Philip – (2004) - Dark Matter; (2016) - March Violets; (2016) - The Pale Criminal; (2016) - A German Requiem; (2016) - Berlin Police and the Holocaust - Part I and Part II;  (2016) - Comparing Serial Killers in Three Totalitarian States; Paperback

Khoury, Raymond – (2006) - The Last Templar; Paperback

Kinberg, Margot - (2011) - Publish or Perish 

King, Laurie R. – (2000) - Night Work; (2000) - O Jerusalem; (2001) – Folly; (2002) - Justice Hall; (2004) - The Game; (2006) - The Art of Detection; (2009) - The Language of Bees; Hardcover

* Kipling, Rudyard – (2004) – Kim; a timeless classic

Kitchin, Rob - (2012) - The Rule Book; (2013) - Stiffed

Klempner, Joseph T. - (2012) - Felony Murder

Kneubuhl, Victoria Nalani - (2013) - Murder Leaves Its Mark

Koryta, Michael – (2006) - Tonight I Said Goodbye; Hardcover or paperback

Lagercrantz, David - (2015) - The Girl in the Spider's Web (see Stieg Larsson)

Lamothe, Lee - (2014) - Presto Variations

Lancet, Barry - (2013) - Japantown; (2013) - New and Old Japanese Secret Fighters; (2015) - Tokyo Kill; (2015) - Sengai - Monk and Artist in Tokyo Kill

Landay, William - (2014) - Defending Jacob

Lardo, Vincent (Lawrence Sanders is deceased) – (2000) McNally’s Folly

Larsgaard, Chris – (2000) - The Heir Hunter; paperback

Larsson, Asa - (2012) - Sunstorm

* Larsson, Stieg – (2009) - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; (2009) - The Girl Who Played with Fire; (Best of Fiction for 2009) (2010) - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest; (2015) - Stieg Larsson's Literary Legacy and Swedish Inheritance Law; (See David Lagercrantz) Hardcover

Le Carré, John – (2000) - Single & Single; (2001) - The Constant Gardner (Second best fiction of 2001); (2005) - Absolute Friends (Best fiction in 2005); (2008) - Mission Song; (2009) – A Most Wanted Man; (2016) - A Quartet of John Le Carré; (2016) - The Night Manager and The Writing of and Reaction to The Night Manager and The New Night Manager T.V. Series

Lee, Harper - (2013) - To Kill a Mockingbird (1960); (2015) - Go Set a Watchman review for Blogger Tour

Legault, Stephen - (2013) - The Third Riel Conspiracy

Lehane, Dennis – (2003) - Mystic River; Paperback to see if other novels are less black

Levien, David - (2015) - Signature Kill and Reaction, Not Review, to Signature Kill and Should We Ask "Why" About Serial Killers?

Levine, Paul – (2006) - Solomon v. Lord; (2009) - The Deep Blue Alibi; (2011) - Kill All the Lawyers; (2102) - "L" is for Paul Levine; (2014) - Trial & Error; Hardcover or paperback

Lind, Hailey – (2006) - Feint of Art; Paperback

Liss, David - (2003) - Conspiracy of Paper; (2004) - The Coffee Trader; Maybe hardcover

Locke, Attica - (2016) - Pleasantville

Loomis, Jon – (2010) - High Season; Paperback

Lourey, Jess - (2014) - December Dread; (2014) - Minnesota Nice and Saskatchewan Polite

* Ludlum, Robert - (2002) - The Bourne Identity (have all the early books) The Paris Option (co-written with Gayle Lynds); stay with earlier books

Lynds, Gayle - (2002) - The Paris Option (co-written with Robert Ludlum)

MacDonald, Janice - (2015) - Another Margaret and Q & A; (2017) - Hang Down Your Head and Shopping Perfection

MacDonald, John D. – (2004) - The Deep Blue Good-by; (2004) - Nightmare in Pink; (2005) A Purple Place for Dying; (2005) The Quick Red Fox; (2006) - A Deadly Shade of Gold; (2006) - Bright Orange for the Shroud; (2007) - Darker Than Amber; (2007) - One Fearful Yellow Eye; (2012) - Pale Gray for Guilt; (Travis McGee by John D. MacDonald - The best mystery series)

Macdonald, Lyn (Editor) - (2011) - Anthem for Doomed Youth

Macdonald, Marianne – (2000) - Ghost Walk; used buy

Mallo, Ernesto - (2012) - Needle in a Haystack

Mankell, Henning – (2003) - Faceless Killers; (2004) - The Dogs of Riga; (2005) - The White Lioness; (2006) – Sidetracked (Best fiction of 2006); (2006) - The Fifth Woman; (2007) - One Step Behind (3rd best Fiction of 2007); (2008) – Firewall; (2009) - Before the Frost; (2010) - The Pyramid; (2012) - The Troubled Man; Paperback by Choice

Mantel, Hilary – (2010) - Wolf Hall; Hardcover

Maron, Margaret - (2002) - Uncommon Clay; Paperback 
Martel, John - (2014) -  Billy Strobe

Martin, Barbara - (2014) - The Hero of Hopewell Hill and My Personal Connection to Bennett Jones
 
Martin, Malachi – (2005) – Vatican (2nd Most interesting of 2005 – fiction and non-fiction)

Martini, Steve – (2000) - The Attorney; (2005) - Double Tap; Hardcover

Masur, Harold Q. - (2014) - Bury Me Deep and Harold Q. Masur - Hard Boiled Lawyers

Matsumoto, Seicho – (2008) - Inspector Imanishi Investigates; (2012) - "M" is for Seicho Matsumoto; Hardcover or paperback

Matthews, Jason - (2013) - Red Sparrow and Recipes and Menus in Spy Thrillers; (2015) - Palace of Treason and Vladimir Putin in Spy Fiction and Libel (Part I and Part II and Part III)

Mattich, Alen - (2015) - Killing Pilgrim and Who Killed Olof Palme?; (2016) - The Heart of Hell

Matturro, Claire – (2008) - Skinny-Dipping; (2008) - Wildcat Wine; (2009) - Bone Valley Hardcover

May, Peter - (2003) - Snakehead; (2014) - The Blackhouse; (2014) - The Lewis Man; (2015) - The Chessmen; Bookmark Inspiration for the Outer Hebrides; Maybe paperback

Maxim, John R. - (2003) - Mosaic; Paperback (Try Bannerman)

McBain, Ed – (2000) – Tricks; (2001) – Ice; (2001) - 8 Black Horses; (2002) - Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here!; 87th Precinct always worth buying

McCarry, Charles - (2012) - Secret Lovers (1977)

Meltzer, Brad - (2002) - The Millionaires; Paperback

Meyer, Deon – (2010) - Blood Safari; (2012) - Trackers; (2012) - Questions and Answers with Deon Meyer (Trackers); (2012) - Seven Days; Paperback

Miller, Derek B. - (2014) - Norwegian by Night

** Miller, Scott Gregory – (2008) – Silence Invites the Dead; (2017) - Black Thursday and Miners Tombstone in Bienfait; Hardcover or Paperback

Minns, Eric - (2104) - Who Killed Sir Harry

Mishani, D.A. - (2014) - The Missing File

Mistry, Rohinton – (2009) - A Fine Balance

Mitchell, David - (2011) - The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Mofina, Rick – (2003) - No Way Back; Hardcover or paperback

Monday, T.T. - (2016) - Double Switch (Part I) and (Part II)

Moore, Graham - (2011) - The Sherlockian; Hardcover

Moran, Michelle - (2016) - Mata Hari's Last Dance - Appearance and Historical Errors and Mata Hari and Alfred Dreyfus - Parallel Injustice

Morrissey, Donna - (2017) - The Fortunate Brother and Sharing Grief in Small Town Canada

* Murphy, Dennis Richard – (2009) - Darkness at the Stroke of Noon

Murphy, Walter F. – (2001) - The Vicar of Christ

Nesbo, Jo – (2006) - The Devil’s Star; (2014) The Bat; (2014) - Cockroaches; (2014) - Thoughts on the Trio of Harry Hole Books; Hardcover or paperback

Nesser, Hakan – (2007) - Borkmann’s Point; Hardcover or paperback

Neville, Stuart - (2011) - The Ghosts of Belfast; (2012) - "N" is for Stuart Neville; (2015) - Collusion and Double Digit Body Counts

Neznansky, Fridrikh - (2006) - Red Square (co-authored by Edward Topol)

North, Suzanne - (2013) - Healthy, Wealthy & Dead (1994); (2014) - Bones to Pick (2003)

Nunn, Malla - (2012) - Blessed are the Dead

Ohlsson, Kristina - (2016) - Hostage and Hostage and Real Life

Olsen, Gregg – (2007) - A Wicked Snow; "O" is for Gregg Olsen

Paretsky, Sara - (2002) - Total Recall; (2004) - Blacklist; (2005) – Fire Sale; (2009) – Hardball; (2010) - Body Work; Hardcover
* Parker, Robert B. – (2000) - Hush Money; (2001) - Hugger Mugger; (2004) – Potshot; (2005) - Back Story; (2005) – Widow’s Walk; (2006) - Bad Business; (2007) - Cold Service; Paperback
Parker, T. Jefferson – (2001) - Red Light; (2007) Cold Pursuit; (2010) - L.A. Outlaws; (2011) - Silent Joe; Hardcover or paperback

Parry, Owen - (2002) - Faded Coat of Blue; Hardcover


Patterson, James – (2001) - Roses are Red; Not a buy


Pearson, Ridley – (2001) - Middle of Nowhere; Paperback
Pelecanos, George P. – (2000) - Sweet Forever; Very dark; well written; not sure would buy again

Penny, Louise – (2005) - Still Life; (2006) - Dead Cold (Tied for 3rd Best fiction of 2006); (2007) - The Cruelest Month; (2009) - The Murder Stone (Tied for 4th Best fiction of 2009); (2010) - The Brutal Telling; (2011) - Bury Your Dead (Best Fiction of 2011); (2011) - A Trick of the Light; (2012) - The Beautiful Mystery (Part I) and The Beautiful Mystery (Part II); (2013) - "P" is for Louise Penny - Movie Producer and Review of the Movie of Still Life; (2013) - How the Light Gets In; (2014) - The Long Way Home; (2014) - The Armand Gamache Series after 10 Mysteries - Part I and Part II; (2015) - The Nature of the Beast (Part I) and The Nature of the Beast (Part II); (2016) - A Great Reckoning - The Academy and Comparisons and The Map; Hardcover

Perry, Anne – (2001) - Slaves of Obsession; (2003) - Death of a Stranger; (2005) - The Shifting Tide; Paperback

Perry, Thomas – (2000) - Blood Money; (2001) - Death Benefit; (2003) - Dead Aim; Maybe Hardcover

Phillips, Edward O. – (2007) - Buried on Sunday (Most interesting of 2007); "P" is for Edward O. Phillips

Pitt, Steve - (2016) - The Wail of the Wendigo

Porter, Henry - (2003) - A Spy's Life; (2004) - Empire State (Tied for third Best fiction in 2004); (2004) – Remembrance Day; (2005) – Brandenburg; (2009) - The Dying Light; Hardcover
Quarrington, Paul – (2008) - King Leary
Quick, Matthew - (2013) - The Silver Linings Playbook

Quinn, Tara Taylor - (2013) - In Plain Sight
Raffel, Keith – (2009) - dot.dead; "R" is for Keith Raffel; Hardcover or paperback
Rankin, Ian - (2002) - Knots and Crosses; (2003) - Hide & Seek; (2004) - Tooth and Nail; (2004) - A Good Hanging and other stories; (2005) - Strip Jack; Paperback by choice

Redhill Michael - See his Psuedonym, Inger AshWolfe, for books written under the name of Wolfe and posts about the Pseudonym
Reich, Christopher – (2000) - The Runner; (2002) - The First Billion; (2007) - The Patriots Club; (2010) - Rules of Betrayal; maybe Hardcover


Reichs, Kathy – (2000) - Deadly Decisions; (2002) - Fatal Voyage; (2004) - Grave Secrets; (2004) - Bare Bones; (2006) - Monday Mourning; (2006) - Cross Bones; Hardcover or paperback


Rimington, Stella – (2005) - At Risk; (2007) - Secret Asset; (2009) - Illegal Action; Paperback


Robbins, David L. – (2004) - Last Citadel; Paperback

Robertson, Michael - (2012) - The Baker Street Letters
Roncagliolo, Santiago – (2010) - Red April (Possible best of 2010)
Roosevelt, Kermit – (2007) - In the Shadow of the Law; (2016) - Allegiance - Enjoyed v. Disliked; Hardcover
Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor – (2005) - Sullivan’s Law; Paperback
Rosenfelt, David – (2004) - Bury the Lead; Paperback
Rotenberg, David - (2012) - The Placebo Effect; (2012) - Questions and Answers; (2013) - A Murder of Crows; (2014) - The Glass House

Rotenberg, Robert – (2011) - Old City Hall; (2011) - The Guilty Plea; (2012) - Stray Bullets; (2012) - "R" is for Robert Rotenberg; (2013) - Stranglehold

Rowling, J.K. - (2002) - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Second best fiction of 2002) (2004) - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Paperback by choice

Rustad, Phil - (2013) -Alamo, North Dakota

Ryan, Rob – (2004) – Underdogs; Hardcover

Ryan, William - (2012) - The Holy Thief

Safarik, Allan - (2015) - Swedes' Ferry and The Pinkerton's and Old Bill Miner

St. James, Simone - (2014) - An Inquiry into Love and Death and Prejudice in Reading Romantic Suspense

Sandford, John – (2001) - The Devil’s Code; at least Paperback

Sansom, C.J. – (2003) – Dissolution; Paperback

Santora, Nick - (2013) - Slip & Fall

Schmeiser, Douglas – (2010) - A Settling of Accounts

Scottoline, Lisa – (2004) - Dead Ringer; Maybe hardcover

See, Lisa – (2009) - Flower Net; Hardcover or paperback
Seranella, Barbara – (2000) - No Human Involved; Paperback

Shaffer, Mary Ann –  (2009) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with Annie Barrows (Second most interesting of 2009)

Sharp, Zoe – (2003) - Killer Instinct; Paperback

Shelby, Jeff – (2006) - Killer Swell; Hardcover or paperback

Shoham, Liad - (2014) - Lineup (translated by Sarah Kitai) and It is Hard to Write Crime Fiction Set in Israel

Shrier, Howard – (2010) - Buffalo Jump: (2013) - High Chicago; (2014) - Miss Montreal and Social and Cultural Issues in Miss Montreal; Paperback

Siegel, Sheldon – (2001) - Special Circumstances; Paperback

Silbert, Leslie – (2004) - The Intelligencer; Hardcover maybe
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa - (2011) - Last Rituals
Silva, Daniel – (2000) - The Marching Season; (2001) - The Kill Artist; (2003) - The Confessor; (2009) – The Secret Servant; possible Hardcover
Simenon, Georges – (2011) - The Premier 
Simon, Michael – (2009) - Little Faith

Sinnett, Mark - (2011) - The Border Guards
Smith, Alexander McCall – (2004) - The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency; Hardcover (Best fiction in 2004)
Smith, Brad – (2003) - One-Eyed Jacks; Paperback

Smith, Martin Cruz – (2006) - Wolves Eat Dogs (2nd Most interesting of 2006 – fiction and non-fiction); (2007) - Stalin’s Ghost; Hardcover
Smith, Tom Rob – (2010) - Child 44;  (2016) - Comparing Serial Killers in Three Totalitarian States; Hardcover (Possible Best of ____)
Smith, Wilbur – (2000) - A Time to Die; (2000) - The Roar of Thunder; (2000) – Monsoon; (2000) - Powers of the Sword; (2001) – Warlock; (2003) - Cry Wolf; (2004) – Golden Fox; (2006) - Blue Horizon; Hardcover or Paperback


Spencer-Fleming, Julia – (2004) - In the Bleak Midwinter; Paperback or hardcover

Spring, Michelle – (2008) - Night Lawyer; Maybe paperback

Staalesen, Gunnar - (2012) - Writing on the Wall

Steinhauer, Olen – (2009) - The Tourist; (2010) - The Nearest Exit; (2013) - An American Spy; Hardcover
Stephenson, Neal - (2002) - Cryptonomicon; Hardcover or paperback (Third best fiction of 2002)

Stock, Jon – (2009) - Dead Spy Running; Paperback


Stockwin, Julian - (2002) Kydd; (2003) Artemis; Hardcover or paperback

Stone, Nick - (2011) - Mr. Clarinet

Storey, Erik - (2016) - Nothing Short of Dying
* Stout, Rex – (2005) - Fer-der-Lance (The classic Nero Wolfe / Archie Goodwin series); (2005) - Murder by the Book; (2005) - Death of a Dude


Sussman, Paul – (2006) - The Secret of the Temple; Hardcover or paperback


Temple, Peter – (2008) - An Iron Rose; (2009) - Bad Debts; Paperback by choice

Thomas, Donald - (2010) - The Execution of Sherlock Holmes; (2012) - "T" is for Donald Serrell Thomas; (2013) - Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil
* Thomas, Ross – (2004) – Briarpatch; Paperback (Second Best fiction in 2004)
Thomas, Will – (2004) - Some Danger Involved; Hardcover or paperback
Thomason, Dustin – (2004) - The Rule of Four (co-authored by Ian Caldwell); Maybe Hardcover

Thompson, James - (2011) - Snow Angels
Todd, Charles – (2000) - Legacy of the Dead; (2002) - Watchers of Time and Fearsome Doubt; (2005) - A Cold Treachery; (2006) - A Long Shadow; (2008) - A False Mirror; (2010) - A Duty to the Dead; Paperback
Topol, Alan – (2004) - Spy Dance; not a purchase

Topol, Edward - (2003) - Red Snow; Hardcover (Third best fiction of 2003); (2006) - Red Square (co-authored by Fridrikh Neznansky)
Turow, Scott – (2000) - Personal Injuries (Third best fiction of 2000); (2003) - Reversible Errors (Tied for the best fiction in 2003); (2007) - Ordinary Heroes; (2011) - Innocent; (2012) - One L (Michael Selnes review); (2012) - Thoughts on Reviews of One L by Myself and Michael; (2014) - Identical; Hardcover

Tursten, Helene - (2012) - Detective Inspector Huss (1998)

Twining, James – (2005) - The Double Eagle; Paperback

Upfield, Arthur - (2011) - Cake in the Hat Box; (2011) - The Widows of Broome (2011) - "U" is for Arthur Upfield; (2011) - The Bushman Who Came Back; (2012) - The Will of the Tribe; (2012) - The Battling Prophet; (2012) - "U" is for Arthur W. Upfield; (2013) - The Bone is Pointed; (2013) - Q & A with Stan Jones on Nathan Active and Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte - Part I and Part II; (2013) - "U" is for Death of a Swagman (1945); (2015) - Death of a Lake; (2015) - The Clue of the New Shoe (1952) and Split Point Lighthouse

van Gulik, Robert – (2005) - The Chinese Gold Murders; Paperback (Most interesting of 2005 – fiction and non-fiction)
Van Rooy, Michael - (2011) - An Ordinary Decent Criminal; (2012) - "V" is for Michael Van Rooy

Vasas-Brown, Cathy – (2004) - Every Wickedness; Hardcover
Verdon, John – (2010) - Think of a Numb3r; Hardcover

Volpi, Jorge - (2012) - In Search of Klingsor; (2012) - Changing World War II Atomic Research for the Story

Von Schirach, Ferdinand - (2014) - The Collini Case Without Spoilers and With Spoilers

Walker, David J. - (2002) - A Beer at a Bawdy House; maybe library
Walsh, Louise – (2006) - The Cutting Room

Walter, Jess – (2006) - Over Tumbled Graves; (2008) - Citizen Vince; (2010) – The Financial Lives of the Poets; Hardcover

**Warren, Dianne - (2014) - Cool Water

Webster, Jason - (2015) - Or the Bull Kills You; The Bullfighting Experience in Or the Bull Kills You

White, Randy Wayne - (2012) - Sanibel Flats

Wiebe, Armin – (2010) - Murder in Gutenthal; Excellent

Wiebe, Sam - (2015) - Last of the Independents and The Unhanged Arthur Award; (2016) - Invisible Dead and Sam Wiebe on His Sleuths

Williams, Timothy - (2016) - The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe - Part I and Part II

** Wilson, Garrett - (2002) - Guilty Addictions; Paperback

Wilson, Robert – (2003) - A Small Death in Lisbon; Paperback or hardcover

Winspear, Jacqueline – (2008) - Maisie Dobbs; (Best fiction of 2008) (2008) - Birds of a Feather; (2009) - Pardonable Lies; (2011) - Messenger of Truth; (2012) - An Incomplete Revenge; (2012) - Among the Mad; (2013) - The Mapping of Love and Death; (2016) - A Lesson in Secrets; Hardcover or paperback by choice

Winslow, Don – (2005) - The Power of the Dog (Tied for 3rd best fiction of 2005); (2016) - Cartel; Hardcover

Wolf, Joan – (2000) - No Dark Place; Alright
Wolfe, Inger Ash (Pseudonymn of Michael Redhill) – (2009) - The Calling; (2011) - Who is Inger Ash Wolfe? (2012) - The Taken; (2012) - Being Affected by a Male Author Creating a Female Sleuth; (2012) - Q & A with Michael Redhill on his Pseudonym Inger Ash Wolfe; (2014) - A Door in the River and Other Reviews of A Door in the River and Email Exchange with Michael Redhill on A Door in the River (Part I); (2016) - The Night Bell

Wolfe, Susan – (2014) - The Last Billable Hour; Hardcover or paperback


Yessayan, Raffi – (2010) - Eight in a Box

Young, Scott - (2012) - Murder in a Cold Climate; (2012) - Traditional Outdoor Journeys in Crime Fiction; (2013) - The Shaman's Knife: (2013) - Flying on the Edge of the World

Zimmerman, R.D. - (2013) - Outburst

Zouroudi, Anne - (2011) - The Messenger of Athens

Zubro, Mark Richard - (2012) - The Truth Can Get You Killed; (2012) - "Z" is for Zubro

Zuehlke, Mark - (2002) - Hands Like Clouds; (2011) - "Z" is for Mark Zuehlke; Paperback