|Best Crime Fiction Read 2013|
Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise is once again asking us for our Best Crime Fiction Reads of 2013. This year I'm limiting my list to the Pick of the Month (P.O.M.) Winners...and here they are:
January P.O.M.: India Black & the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr (2013)
February P.O.M.: Corpses at Indian Stones by Philip Wylie (1943)
March P.O.M.: A Cold & Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry (2013)
April P.O.M.: The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards (2013)
May P.O.M.: Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (2013)
June P.O.M.: The Secret History by Donna Tartt (1992)
July P.O.M.: The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah (1933)
August P.O.M.: Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering (2013)
September P.O.M.: Death Knocks Three Times by Anthony Gilbert (1949)
October P.O.M.: Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy (1950)
November P.O.M.: The Murder Stone by Charles Todd (2003)
December P.O.M.: Maigret's Christmas by Georges Simenon (1976; all stories pre-1960)
And the overall winner for Crime Fiction of the Year? Well...out of all of these, I gave out only one five-star rating...so the Crime Fiction Pick of the year is....
.... Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell. As I say in my review (link above), this is as fine a historical mystery as I have ever read. Well-researched, well-plotted, and absolutely absorbing.