Rob Kitchin’s Best of Whatever 2012

I’ve pulled out all my 5 star reviews for the year so far. They are in the order I read them, rather than a ranking (I’ll do that for a post in early January). I’ve also listed out the 4.5 star reads (depending on how long you want the list to be). I’ve reviewed 97 books so far, so will break the 100 mark for the year. At the minute, We Are The Hanged Men by Douglas Lindsay is my novel of the year, and Homicide by David Simon my non-fiction read.

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon *****
Homicide by David Simon *****
We Are the Hanged Man by Douglas Lindsay *****
Blood Tears by Michael J Malone *****
The Envoy by Edward Wilson *****
Resistance by Matthew Cobb *****
Edge of Dark Water by Joe R Lansdale *****
Johnny Porno by Charlie Stella *****
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore *****
White Heat by M.J. McGrath *****
The Point by Gerard Brennan *****
The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty *****
Storm Front by Jim Butcher *****

The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg ****.5
The Killing of Emma Gross by Damien Seaman ****.5
The Rocksburg Railroad Murders by K.C. Constantine ****.5
Silesian Station by David Downing ****.5
Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill ****.5
A Lily of the Field by John Lawton ****.5
The Pistol Poets by Victor Gischler ****.5
Ghost Town by Michael Clifford ****.5
Snapshots by Paul Brazill ****.5
The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson by Douglas Lindsay ****.5
Devil’s Peak by Deon Meyer ****.5

A full write up of some of these titles can be found here.

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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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About 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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