Top 10 Reads of 2011

Top 10 Reads of 2011Though I initially earmarked only my Top 5 Reads of 2011, I ultimately decided I really needed to expand that to ten selections given the ridiculous amount of stellar books I was fortunate to discover this year.

To narrow things down somewhat, I arbitrarily decided to select my Top 10 only from full-length novels and not include any anthologies or collections. And I’ll tell you what, even with the herd already thinned picking only ten was still excruciating.

So many authors gave me hours of reading pleasure this year through their amazing abilities, and I am grateful to each and every one of them. For writing what turned out to be my favorite reads of 2011, I am especially grateful to Andrez Bergen, Vincent Holland-Keen, Grant Jerkins, Lynn Kostoff, Bill Loehfelm, Matthew McBride, Steve Mosby, Josh Stallings, Urban Waite, and Benjamin Whitmer. Thank you.

Presented in reverse order by date of review, my Top 10 Reads of 2011.

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  • John Sheridan

    December 31, 2011 - 4:07 am

    Great to see interesting & different choices, will have to check a number of these out.

  • nigel

    December 23, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    I’m delighted to see the picks I know from your list.

    I’m also going to be on a mission to catch up next year.

    And here’s to Moses.

  • Josh Stallings

    December 21, 2011 - 7:38 pm

    Thank you for the nod, and what an amazing crew to find myself in. Each is a stellar figure in the crime world. I’m so proud to stand next to them.

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