Charlie Huston - Skinner (Mulholland Books)
Carl Hiaasen - Bad Monkey (Knopf)
Mike Lawson - House Odds (Atlantic Monthly)
Scott Turow - Identical (Grand Central)
Craig Johnson – the entire damn Longmire series, all of ‘em!
James Lee Burke - Light of the World (Simon & Schuster)
Michael Gruber - The Return (Morrow)
Carol O’Connell - It Happens in the Dark (Putnam)
Benjamin Black (John Banville) - The Black-Eyed Blonde - (Holt, March 2014)
Some ‘true crime’ titles to include, all related to shenanigans in American history:
Daniel Stashower - The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln (Minotaur)
Tim Weiner - Enemies: A History of the FBI (Random House)
Lamar Waldron - The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination (Counterpoint)
Peter Janney - Mary’s Mosaic (Skyhorse)
Jim Marrs - Crossfire (Basic)
Read a number of non-mysteries this year. The best of those was Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson. Besides being a fine portrait of TE Lawrence and the WWI in the Middle East, Anderson also makes clear how what the colonial powers did back then haunt us still.