Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Best Crime Fiction of 2010

    Here are the Adult Fiction department's STAFF PICKS for best CRIME titles of 2010!

The Capitol Game



The Capitol Game
By Haig, Brian
2010-08 - Grand Central Publishing
0446195618 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times"-bestselling author Haig returns with a riveting new thriller about a man caught between the politics of big government and the corruption of big business. …More


Down to the Wire



Down to the Wire
By Rosenfelt, David
2010-03 - Minotaur Books
0312373945 Check Our Catalog


On the heels of his first standalone novel "Don't Tell a Soul," the acclaimed author of the Andy Carpenter mystery series returns with an explosive new thriller. …More


Faithful Place



Faithful Place
By French, Tana
2010-07 - Viking Books
0670021873 Check Our Catalog


Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was 19, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and he and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together. But on the night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie vanished. Twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank is going home whether he likes it or not. …More


Fragile



Fragile
By Unger, Lisa
2010-08 - Shaye Areheart Books
0307393992 Check Our Catalog


A stunning new literary thriller from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Beautiful Lies, Fragile" examines the small town secrets exposed with a teenager goes missing in circumstances similar to another young girl's disappearance 20 years earlier. …More


The Good Son



The Good Son
By Gruber, Michael
2010-05 - Henry Holt & Company
0805091289 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times"-bestselling author Gruber delivers a taut, multilayered, riveting novel of suspense focused on peace activists who are being held hostage in Pakistan. …More


Innocent



Innocent
By Turow, Scott
2010-05 - Grand Central Publishing
0446562424 Check Our Catalog
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The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller "Presumed Innocent, Innocent" continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, 20 years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match. …More


The Man from Beijing



The Man from Beijing
By Mankell, Henning
Translator Thompson, Laurie
2010-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
0307271862 Check Our Catalog


The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries gives listeners an electrifying thriller that takes off into a sweeping international drama. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjovallen, 19 people have been massacred--and the only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. …More


Never Look Away



Never Look Away
By Barclay, Linwood
2010-03 - Delacorte Press
055380717X Check Our Catalog


In this tense, mesmerizing thriller by the critically acclaimed author of "Fear the Worst" and "Too Close to Home," a man's life unravels around him when the unthinkable strikes. …More


Our Kind of Traitor



Our Kind of Traitor
By Le Carre, John
2010-10 - Viking Books
0670022241 Check Our Catalog
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The unrivaled master of spy fiction returns with a taut and suspenseful novel of dirty money and dirtier politics. Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. …More


Secrets of Eden



Secrets of Eden
By Bohjalian, Chris A.
2010-02 - Shaye Areheart Books
0307394972 Check Our Catalog


From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Midwives" and "The Double Bind" comes a novel of shattered family ties, intimate secrets, and the nature of sacrifice. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power.--"New York Times Book Review." …More


The Third Rail



The Third Rail
By Harvey, Michael
2010-04 - Knopf Publishing Group
0307272508 Check Our Catalog
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The ferocious new novel from the author of "The Chicago Way" and "The Fifth Floor" finds Harvey at the top of his game in an expertly plotted, impossible-to-put-down thriller, set in Chicago's public transit system. …More


This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel



This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel
By George, Elizabeth
2010-04 - Harper
0061160881 Check Our Catalog


Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley is on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife. But when the body of a woman is found in an isolated London cemetery, he is prevailed upon to come back to work. Soon Lynley and his former partner, Barbara Havers, find that the roots of the crime trace to a long-ago act of violence. …More