Monday, November 17, 2003

Publishers Weekly lists their picks for the best mysteries of 2003. Must admit, I haven't read many of the books they list. They do cite Walter Mosley, Robert Crais, Donald Westlake and David Rosenfelt, though, all of whom wrote some good books this year.

In the fiction category they say Odd Thomas is "perhaps [Dean Koontz's] best novel ever" and give a great plug to Lee Child's Persuader, calling Jack Reacher "one of the most memorable heroes in contemporary thrillerdom." They also praise George Pelecanos' Soul Circus, describing it as "one of his best yet."