Sunday, December 12, 2004

Mystery Dawg's Top 10 of 2004 and more.....

In alphabetical order:
California Girl - T. Jefferson Parker
Cottonwood - Scott Phillips.
Earthquake Weather - Terrill Lee LankfordFast Lane – Dave Zeltserman
Monkology - Gary Phillips
Red Jungle by Kent Harrington - a true masterpiece
The Guards - Ken Bruen
The Narrows - Michael Connelly
The Wake-Up - Robert Ferrigno
Two-Way Split - Al Guthrie

I read the following Galleys and /or Manuscripts in 2004. These books are excellent :
Cheapskate - Charlie Stella (to be released in 2005)
Kiss Her Goodbye (Hard Case Crime, to be released in 2005)
Northcoast Shakedown - James Winter (to be released in 2005)
Secret Dead Men - Duane Swierczynski (to be released in 2005)
The Big Blind - Ray Banks (to be released any day now....)

Rounding out the Top 20....
Bangkok - John Burdett
Hard Revolution - George Pelecanos
Rain Storm - Barry Eisler
The Confession by Domenic Stansberry
The Kill Clause - Gregg HurwitzThe Warlord's Son - Dan Fesperman Tijuana Straits - Kem Nunn
Tokyo - Mo Hayder
Tonight I said Goodbye - Michael Koryta
Wiley's Shuffle - Lono Waiwaiole

So, tell me your top 10 book for 2004.......

2 Comments:

Blogger Duane Swierczynski said...

God love ya, El Jefe. So glad you enjoyed SDM. And word is, it'll be available any day now, too...

7:44 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Hello Aldo,
Candace Wiggins here.

Well, as you've put Top 10 Book (no s, but I know what you mean) for '04, I have to say Al Guthrie's "Two-Way Split" is definitely tops for me. Dave Z's "Fast Lane" is running neck and neck with TWS. I like anything by Ray Banks. Okay, it's not a book, is it, but 'Snatch' by Guy Ritchie was pretty solid for me. (Wish that fella would simply write novels. Or, ahem, does he?)

The rest of my time is going into editing/writing of my own.

Keep on keeping on. Great blog this.

Candace

9:35 AM  

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