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.......