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.......


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.


9:35 AM  

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