Best Mystery & Crime Fiction of 2010 Lists Collected

[updated: 1/5 @9:10a EST]

I wanted to try and collect the various best mystery, crime, thriller fiction lists that appear online. I will add to the post as I find them so check back. If you see a list let me know and I’ll add it.

Amazon’s top 10 Mystery & Thriller’s of 2010

Jen Forbus

Jen Forbus (audio book)

Lesa Holstine

-January Magazine part one and part two

-Gary Phillips picks his favorite crime and mystery graphic novels of the year.

-Crimefactory Magazine’s blog Day Labor has been running “The Best of Whatever” lists. These are mixed bag lists of things that were liked in 2010. There is a fair bit of 2010 published stuff mentioned though:

Jedidiah Ayres, Heath Lowrance, The Nerd of Noir (foreign crime films), Chris Latray, Benjamin Whitmer, Chris Deal, Brian Lindenmuth, Jimmy Callaway, Matthew C. Funk, Steve Weddle, Patti Abbott, Nigel Bird, Anthony Schiavino, Daniel B. Oshea, Naomi Johnson, Anthony Neil Smith, Kieran Shea.

Keith Rawson’s Best Short Stories

Sarah Weinman


Chris Rhatigan has invited people to submit their top 5 short stories of the year. Unfortunately though all of the relevant posts aren’t tagged with any type of grouping mechanism so the link is to the main site.

Oline Cogdill

Bookreporter’s staff picks

Woody Haut names what is his best crime novel of the year.

Richard Kadrey’s Top 10 Books Read in 2010

-The New York Times Notable Crime Books of 2010

Anne Kimbol (Murder By The Book Store Manager)

-Best books of 2010 – Austin writers recommend their favorite books of the year

-The Devourer of Books “Books I Gushed About in 2010

-Vince Keenan’s The Good Stuff: Books of 2010

Jon and Ruth Jordan

BOOKGASM’s Best (and Worst) of 2010

-Nate Southard’s Top 10 Books of 2010

-The Big Adios has a Best books of 2010 thread

-Rod Norman at Signs and Wonders offers his 2010 “YEAR IN REVIEW” & Random Thoughts

-Jed Ayres offers up his “The Crimes of 2010”

-Brian Keene’s top 10 of the year

-Michael Malone’s top crime and thriller picks part one and two

Dana King

-Jed Ayres offers his top short story collections and anthologies of the year

Donna Moore

Let me know what else is out there and I’ll add them.

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Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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