My best crime of the year/Xmas present choices (the urtext) for the Phil Williams Show on BBC Radio… (My colleague Arifa Akbar did the heavy lifting for the non-crime choices.)

Crime Best of the Year 2017

The Dry by Jane Harper

Bluebird Bluebird – Attica Locke.

The Force – Don Winslow.

The Long Drop by Denise Mina

The Intrusions by Stav Sherez

IQ – Joe Ide

He Said/She Said – Erin Kelly.

Spook Street by Mick Herron

Fever by Deon Meyer
Desperation Road- Michael Farris Smith

Lee Child The Midnight Line

The Darkest Day by Håkan Nesser, tran Sarah Death

Sirens by Joseph Knox

plus three excellent Anglo-Asian crime writers:
A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan

And forthcoming:

This is How it Ends by Eva Dolan

And a reissue for its anticipation of Russian influence over the US presidency:

The Twentieth Day of January by Ted Allbeury
Non-crime
The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler
Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan
We’ll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg

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