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Fran's 2012 Best List

Generally, of course, everyone comes up with a Top Ten Books of the Year list, but obviously I have never been one to follow the rules. Those of you who've been around for a while recognize this, and you shake your heads but you put up with me anyway. Thank you!

So this year, because (as usual) I've read a ton, I figured I'd give myself THREE Top Ten lists -- Local, Paperback and Hardback -- so I'd have a total of 30 slots. Greedy, yes, but remember, I read a lot, and I pinky-swear that these are not all the books I've read through the year; I actually muttered and scribbled and scratched off titles and rearranged things for weeks. And of course none of these deals with my non-mystery reading, which I do from time to time to clear my head.

So then. Turns out I didn't have a full 10 for Local and Paperback, so I not-so-cleverly shoved all my empty slots into the other Hardback section, and that raised an issue, but that's for the next post. Anyway, here are my Local and Paperback Best of Lists for 2013. These are in alphabetical order by author, since I can't actually rank them. I love them all.

Book List

Fair Game (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780441020034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace Hardcover, 2/2012
Local HB

The Conviction (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781451606720
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Touchstone, 6/2012
Local HB

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780802119940
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press, 6/2012
Local HB

The Mirage (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780061976223
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper, 2/2012
Local HB

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780451464552
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Roc Hardcover, 8/2012
Local HB

Beautiful Ruins (Hardcover)

$26.99
ISBN-13: 9780061928123
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harper, 6/2012
Local HB

Darkness Bound (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9781455500154
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forever, 3/2012
Local Trade Paperback

Ties That Bind (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780312941994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 7/2012
Local Trade Paperback

Night Seeker (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780425250327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley, 7/2012
Local Trade Paperback

Shaded Vision (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780515150353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jove, 2/2012
Local Trade Paperback

Shadow Rising (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780515151169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jove, 10/2012
Local Trade Paperback

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780984893003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brackets Press, 3/2012
Local Trade Paperback

The Last Policeman (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781594745768
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Quirk Books, 7/2012
Local Trade Paperback

Dare Me (Hardcover)

$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780316097772
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Reagan Arthur Books, 7/2012

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780765327345
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Forge Books, 7/2012

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780345504982
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Ballantine Books, 12/2012

Gone Girl (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780307588364
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Crown, 6/2012

Spilled Blood (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781402798122
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: SilverOak, 5/2012

Broken Harbor (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780670023653
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Viking Adult, 7/2012

The Right Hand (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780316198462
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Mulholland Books, 11/2012

Shadow of Night (Hardcover)

$28.95
ISBN-13: 9780670023486
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viking Adult, 7/2012

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9781468300505
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Overlook Press, 11/2012

Trickster's Point (Hardcover)

$24.99
ISBN-13: 9781451645675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books, 8/2012

The Blackhouse (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781454901273
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: SilverOak, 10/2012

The Retribution (Paperback)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780802120441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, 9/2012

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780670023691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viking Adult, 11/2012

Cover of Snow (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345534217
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ballantine Books, 1/2013

Ratlines (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781616952044
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Soho Crime, 1/2013

Something Red (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781451660074
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 9/2012

Valley of Ashes (Hardcover)

$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780446511360
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 8/2012

Year Zero (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780345534415
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Del Rey, 7/2012

Off the Grid (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780399158049
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Putnam Adult, 8/2012

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780399159015
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Putnam Adult, 4/2012