The list for mysteries and thrillers is long. Once again, I will talk about some of them and just give you the titles and authors for others.
Suspect by Robert Crais. LA PD cop, Scott James, suffered both physical and emotional injury in the violence that killed his partner. Maggie, a German Shepherd former military dog, suffered tragedy of her own. Together, they hunt down the killers who caused Scott's injury. Crais is best for portraying damaged people and he does it well here.
Final Cut by Catherine Coulter.
The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer. I listened to this one in the car. If you like conspiracy theories, this is the one for you. Some days, I wanted to stay in my car. Luckily, I was on a trip so I had long distances where I could drive and listen. Beecher White, who appears in The Inner Circle, is back and this time - he is trying to connect the assassination attempts of the presidents and prevent another attempt from being successful.
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell. This one was also on Publisher's Weekly's list . It might be worth a try. Thomas De Quincy was a real English essayist and the author of both On Murder
Considered as One of the Fine Arts and the controversial Confessions of
an English Opium-Eater. Morrell's work supposes De Quincy was a major
suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized
London forty-three years earlier. The killings seem to exactly match De
Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to
clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his
devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives.
White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
Cries of the Lost by Chris Knopf. This title just came out in Oct. When market researcher Arthur Cathcart emerged from a coma and set out to track down whoever murdered his wife, the results were far from pre-ordained. Wounded and alone, grief-stricken and hiding off the grid, he thought the only mystery was who killed Florencia, and why. But the quest for justice uncovered a host of fresh mysteries, just beginning with an elaborate scheme, complete with dummy corporations and off-shore numbered accounts. So in place of "who killed Florencia?" he was forced to ask "who was Florencia?"
Nightmare Range: The Collected George Sueno and Ernie Bascom Stories by Marin Limon. Limon is a short story author and all of these are award winning.
How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny. What type of list would this be if it didn't have Penny's name and her recent Gamache novel on it. All I have to say is that some think this is one of her best.
Circle of Shadows: A Westerman-Crowther Mystery by Imogen Robertson. An historical mystery where the main detective, Mrs. Harriet Westerman, is female and the time is in the 1700's. When Mrs. Westerman's brother-in-law is suspected of murder in Germany, she rides to the rescue with her constant companion, the reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther.
Death on Demand by Paul Thomas. From one of New Zealand's best crime writers.