Friday, November 12, 2004

Amazon's Best of 2004

Amazon joins the fray with their editors' picks for the 10 Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2004.

It's a better list than Borders' (see yesterday's post), with the likes of Jeff Parker's California Girl and Barry Eisler's Rain Storm, two books that are sure to make my list as well.

They also single out James Lee Burke's In the Moon of Red Ponies, Jeff Lindsay's Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Ken Bruen's The Killing of the Tinkers.

Interestingly, the list also includes a few books I didn't care for, although they certainly got their share of critical acclaim: George Pelecanos' Hard Revolution, Chuck Hogan's Prince of Thieves and Michael Simon's Dirty Sally.

Kudos to Amazon for some interesting choices.