Right. It’s getting serious. Deadly serious. We’ve given you the first 50 titles in our carefully collated Crime Time Top 100 Books of 2016, and if that first instalment served to whet your appetite – well, it’s feedin’ time, folks. From 19th century Scotland to present-day Lagos, from crime fiction dynasties to genre-bending authors, stay tuned for thirty more thrillers to blow your festive Christmas socks off.

 

50) A Deadly Thaw / Sarah Ward / Faber

49) Lying in Wait / Liz Nugent / Penguin

48) The Beautiful Dead / Belinda Bauer / Bantam

47) The Woman in Cabin 10 / Ruth Ware / Harvill Secker

46) Black Water Lilies / Michel Bussi /Orion

45) The Woman in Blue / Elly Griffiths / Quercus

44) Epiphany Jones / Michael Grothaus /Orenda Books

43) Lie With Me / Sabine Durrant / Hodder

42) Slade House / David Mitchell / Hodder

41) Brit Noir / Barry Forshaw /Pocket Essentials (OK, so we know this isn’t fiction, and yes, Barry happens to be one of our panel members. But it’s not like he’s plugging his own book or anything. Honest.)

40) The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything / D A Mishani, trans. Todd Hasak-Lowy / Riverrun

39) Where It Hurts / Reed Farrel Coleman / Putnam US

38) His Bloody Project / Graeme Macrae Burnet / Contraband

37) Redemption Road / John Hart / Hodder

36) The Time To Kill / Mason Cross / Orion

35) The Muse / Jessie Burton / Picador

34) Easy Motion Tourist / Leye Adenle /Cassava Republic Press

33) Lesser Evils / Joe Flanagan / Europa Editions

32) Death At Fountain’s Abbey /Antonia Hodgson / Hodder

31) Six Four / Hideo Yokoyama / Quercus

30) Black Night Falling / Rod Reynolds / Faber

29) Sinner Man / Lawrence Block / Hard Case Crime

28) Betty Boo /Claudia Pineiro, trans. Miranda France / Bitter Lemon Press

27) Hubert’s Freaks / Gregory Gibson / Harcourt Books

26) In Her Wake / Amanda Jennings / Orenda Books

25) The Mistletoe Murder and other stories / PD James / Faber

24) Rather Be The Devil / Ian Rankin / Orion

23) Revolver / Duane Swierczynski / Mulholland Books

22) It’s All One Case / Ross Macdonald, Paul Nelson, Kevin Avery, Jeff Wong / Fantagraphics

21) Charcoal Joe / Walter Mosley / Orion

 

In case you have forgotten our esteemed expert panel comprises the following luminaries:

Barry Forshaw (Financial Times), Andre Paine (Crime Scene), Marcel Berlins (The Times), Steph Broadribb (Crime Thriller Girl), Jon Coates (Daily Express), Jake Kerridge (The Telegraph), Sarah Ward (Crime Pieces), Karen Robinson (The Sunday Times), Maxim Jakubowski (Lovereading), Katharina Hall (mrspeabodyinvestigates.wordpress.com), Russell Mclean (russeldmcleanbooks.com), Doug Johnstone (dougjohnstone.com), Woody Haut (woodyhaut.blogspot.co.uk)

 

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