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C.T.’s Favorite Crime Novels

There are plenty of excellent, five-star books, but these are my favorites.  I loved the characters, plot, and the author’s writing style.  These books also represent what I look for when I make choices to read other books.



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The Great Outdoors

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Crime Lit



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Legal Thrillers


Historical Thrillers



Spy Thrillers


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  1. Mike O'Neill / May 11 2009 4:11 am

    Brian Freeman books? Have you read all 4 in Stride/Dial? I would say that Brian is my #1 favorite author right now meaning I would read him first of any new release. I would be interested to see how you feel he stacks up to your favorite authors.

    I am reading Charlie Huston’s CAUGHT STEALING right now and it is more of a chore than enjoyment at this point (30% into the book). I hope it gets better.

    I recently read John Hart…good stuff (with new release coming out – THE LAST CHILD).

    Thanks, MO

  2. techeditor / Sep 9 2012 5:29 pm

    I’ve read several of these. I’m reading A THOUSAND CUTS right now. Have you reviewed this? If so, I’ll let you know what I think of it when I finish.


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