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JB’s 2010 Best List

JB’s 2010 Best List

These are roughly in the order in which they were read.

Gutshot Straight Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061766343
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 2011

Nice to start the year off with a bang, a very funny debut.


The Gentlemen's Hour Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439183397
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 2nd, 2011

more fun and mayhem in his surfing world.


Innocent Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446562416
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 10th, 2011

the masterful part of the book is something we can’t talk about unless you’ve read Presumed Innocent AND this sequel.


Once a Spy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307473141
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Published: Anchor Books - January 25th, 2011

the other great and funny debut of the year.


If the Dead Rise Not Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143118534
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Published: Penguin Books - April 5th, 2011

can’t praise this noir series enough


New Tricks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446505888
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 29th, 2010

if you haven’t read his Andy Carpenter books, you’re missing out on great fun!


House Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802145352
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Published: Grove Press - June 28th, 2011

Mister Smooth does it again


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Moonlight Mile: A Kenzie and Gennaro Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061836954
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Published: Harper - July 26th, 2011

there is no way he could write too much about Patrick ‘n Angie


The Cold Kiss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765366627
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Published: Forge Books - April 26th, 2011

the great traditional noir debut of the year


Satori Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446561921
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 1st, 2011

his prequel to Trevanian’s Shibumi (read that if you haven’t!)


Savages Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439183373
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 15th, 2011

meloncholy noir and a treat to have three Winslows in one year


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Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935562245
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Published: Tyrus Books - September 1st, 2010

wow… just wow


The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439128312
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Published: Pocket Star - July 26th, 2011

if this is the final Robicheaux, it was a perfect end to the series.


In Search of Mercy: A Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312644925
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 12th, 2010

a terrific debut, a mystery without a body


The Last Run Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553589016
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Published: Bantam - April 26th, 2011

timely intrigue from a young master


Blood Count: An Artie Cohen Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802777676
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Published: Walker & Company - October 12th, 2010

nearly a locked room mystery but certainly a nice whodunnit in Harlem


The Terror of Living Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316097888
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Published: Little Brown and Company - January 12th, 2012

stunning debut by a local guy


Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416552734
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 3rd, 2011

the baseball genius turns his mind to crime and why we’re all riveted by it and the larger impacts it has on our society, an interesting book well written


Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812977974
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Published: Random House Trade - May 4th, 2010

non-mystery--a marvelous yet heart-breaking biography of Satchel Paige


Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060889388
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Published: Collins Publishers - February 19th, 2008

non-mystery--a history of a single year (+1908) in baseball, filled with great games and names


Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439190463
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Published: Free Press - November 2nd, 2010

non-mystery--also marvelous and heartbreaking