Best Crime Fiction/Mystery/Thrillers Reads of 2016

And what a task to try and narrow this field down – some exceptionally good reads in 2016.

And here they are in no particular order:


Like I Can Love

Like I Can Love  – Kim Lock

Ghost Girls

Ghost Girls – Cath Ferla

An Isolated Incident

An Isolated Incident – Emily Maguire


The Wrong Side of Goodbye  – Michael Connelly

Find Her

Find Her – Lisa Gardner

The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman – Karin Slaughter

the-fallsThe Falls  – B Michael Radburn


The Crossing –  B Michael Radburn


Face Value – Ian Andrew

Saturday Requiem

Saturday Requiem – Nicci French


Tell The Truth Shame The Devil – Melina Marchetta

The Dry

The Dry – Jane Harper

Cover Angels Burning

Angels Burning – Tawni O’Dell

Girl Waits With Gun

Girl Waits With Gun – Amy Stewart

Darkest Place

Darkest Place – Jaye Ford

Death By Sugar

Death By Sugar  – Helen Goltz

Missing Presumed

Missing Presumed – Susie Steiner


Under the Harrow – Flynn Berry


A Great Reckoning – Louise Penny

The Cleanskin

The Cleanskin – Laura Bloom

8 thoughts on “Best Crime Fiction/Mystery/Thrillers Reads of 2016

  1. You do have a great selection of books here, Carol. And it’s good to say Connelly and Penny here. Both are extremely talented. Plenty of new voices for me to try, too. Here’s hoping 2017 will bring a bumper crop of good reads for you.

  2. Enjoyed Missing Presumed, can’t wait for the next one in this new series. Just beginning Under the Harrow. And our library is finally getting copies of The Dry……it’s taken forever for this book to release in Canada.
    Happy reading, eating, drinking & blogging in 2017!

    • Thanks Anne- have been doing a bit of reading, I must now do the reviewing 😀 Missing Presumed was so good, Under the Harrow – I hope you enjoy- a different pace here and The Dry – loved it I will be interested to hear what you think of it. Happy New Year to you too.

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