Friday, July 1, 2011

Best Crime Novels of 2011 (so far)

Kerrie over at Mysteries in Paradise wants to know: What are the best crime fiction titles you've read in 2011? She asks for a list up to 15 books.

So far I have read 107 books, of those 62 have been mysteries. Here are my favorites:

1. Shroud of Darkness by E. C. R. Lorac (five stars)
2. Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers (five stars)
3. What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James & Jack the Ripper by Paula Marantz Cohen (five stars)
4. The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen (4 1/2 stars)
5. Cordially Invited to Meet Death by Rex Stout (4 1/2 stars)
6. Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside (4 1/2 stars)
7. Ten Little Herrings by L. C. Tyler (4 1/2 stars)
8. An Author Bites the Dust by Arthur W Upfield (4 1/2 stars)
9. Dancers in Morning by Margery Allingham (5/11/11) (4 stars)
10. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green (4 stars)
11. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippmann (4 stars)
12. Victorian Tales of Mystery & Detection by Michael Cox, ed. (4 stars)
13. The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (4stars)
14. Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood (5/9/11) [4 stars]

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