It was a terrific year for books and I still have Dave Zeltserman's Pariah, Colin Harrison's Risk and the Bruen/Coleman collaboration to get to this month.
Enough preamble: these were my 10 favorite books published this year. I'm sure I've missed a ton of other great ones, which I hope to hear about from you guys so I can dig into them next year.
10. Michel Connelly: Nine Dragons
9. T. Jefferson Parker: The Renegades
8. Richard Lange: This Wicked World
7. Walter Mosley: The Long Fall
6. George Pelecanos: The Way Home
5. James Ellroy: Blood's A Rover
4. Adrian McKinty: Fifty Grand
3. Thomas H. Cook: The Fate of Katherine Carr
2. Jess Walters: The Financial Lives of the Poets
1. Dan Chaon: Await Your Reply
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