Top Suspense members were asked to come up with their best reads of 2010 from non Top Suspense authors. Here's what we came up with:
Vicki Hendricks' picks:
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Johnny Porno by Charlie Stella
Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
Ed Gorman's picks:
The Amos Walker Collection Loren D. Estleman
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
What The Night Knows by Dean Koontz
Bill Crider's picks:
The Gentleman's Hour -- Don Winslow
When We Get to Surf City -- Bob Greene
The Quartzite Trip -- William Hogan
Harry Shannon's picks:
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
Collusion by Stuart Neville
Paul Levine's picks:
Innocent by Scott Turow
A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
Dave Zeltserman's picks:
Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith
Next Stop Till Wonderland by Paul Tremblay
Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
Max Allan Collins picks:
Note: I read very little fiction in 2010 because my reading time was eaten up by research for the upcoming Nathan Heller novel on the JFK assassination...upcoming as in I haven't quite started the writing of it yet.
1. I STILL DREAM ABOUT YOU -- Fannie Flagg. Probably my favorite living novelist. All of her novels have a strong mystery element, though the mystery community has never noticed.
2. SUMMER, FIREWORKS AND MY CORPSE by Otsuichi, translated by Nathan Collins. A very creepy Japanese horror collection translated by my son.
3. DEATH OF A DOXY by Rex Stout. My wife Barb and I love to listen to Wolfe/Archie/Stout on audio book. We're about to start our fourth pass through. This is a very interesting Wolfe set in the swinging '60s.