Wednesday, December 22, 2010

TSG's Best Reads of 2010

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.


  1. Vicki Hendricks' picks just hit the nail on the head. Perfect selection.

  2. cool. not a one in common. was that on purpose or coincidence? and i haven't read a single one, so i have lots of reading to do!

  3. I just bought my first Loren D. Estleman book today, Aces & Eights.

    This is a great list! Thanks for sharing.