Crime Time asked the great and the good from the world of crime fiction reviewing for their picks of 2017. The result is a fabulous and varied list of what has proved to be a vintage year for crime fiction publishing. Choices by Marcel Berlins, Maxim Jakubowski, Jake Kerridge, Laura Wilson, John Williams, Karen Robinson and many more…

Marcel Berlins, The Times


Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke

The Force

Don Winslow

A Legacy of Spies

John Le Carré

Three Days and a Life

Pierre Lemaitre

IQ

Joe Ide

He Said / She Said

Erin Kelly

Since We Fell

Dennis Lehane

Resurrection Bay

Emma Viskic

Whiteout

Ragnar Jonasson

The Pictures

Guy Bolton

Maxim Jakubowski


Eye of the Beholder

Marc Behm (reissue)

Afraid to Death

Marc Behm (Reissue)

The Ex

Alafair Burke

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

Two Kinds of Truth

Michael Connelly

The Motion of Puppets

Keith Donohue

Night Prayers

Satniago Gamboa

Camino Island

John Grisham

Block 46

Johana Gustawsson

The Word is Murder

Anthony Horowitz

Sirens

Joseph Knox

A Legacy of Spies

John Le Carré

Lola

Melissa Scrivner Love

Pale Horse Riding

Chris Petit

Behind Her Eyes

Sarah Pinborough

Wonder Valley

Ivy Pochoda

L'Affaire Leon Sadorski

Romain Slocombe

Desperation Road

Michael Farris Smith

All the Wicked Girls

Chris Whitaker

The Force

Don Winslow

Karen Robinson, The Times / Sunday Times Crime Club


Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke

IQ

Joe Ide

Exquisite

Sarah Stovell

Safe

Ryan Gattis

The Reluctant Contact

Stephen Burke

Paradise Valley

C J Box

Two Kinds of Truth

Michael Connelly

Little Deaths

Emma Flint

The Darkest Day

Hakan Nesser (trans. Sarah Death)

Persons Unkown

Susie Steiner

Laura Wilson, The Guardian


The Dry

Jane Harper

IQ

Joe Ide

He Said / She Said

Erin Kelly

Give Me The Child

Melanie McGrath

You Don't Know Me

Imran Mahmood

The Long Drop

Denise Mina

Fierce Kingdom

Gin Phillips

The Intrusions

Stav Sherez

My Absolute Darling

Gabriel Tallent

The Man Who Died

Antti Tuomainen

Sarah Ward, Crime Pieces


The Book of Forgotten Authors

Christopher Fowler

Nine Lessons

Nicola Upson

After the Fire

Henning Mankel

The White Road

Sarah Lotz

Earthly Remains

Donna Leon

American Noir

Barry Forshaw

Spymaster

Martin Pearce

Eyes Like Mine

Sheena Kamal

The Legacy

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Jake Kerridge, The Daily Telegraph


The Long Drop

Denise Mina

He Said / She Said

Erin Kelly

The Spy's Daughter

Adam Brookes

Sirens

Joseph Knox

Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke

The Intrusions

Stav Sherez

Exquisite

Sarah Stovell

The Pictures

Guy Bolton

IQ

Joe Ide

Barry Forshaw, Financial Times, The Guardian


Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke

The Force

Don Winslow

Resurrection Bay

Emma Viskic

The Dry

Jane Harper

Spook Street

Mick Herron

A Necessary Evil

Abir Mukherjee

The Long Drop

Denise Mina

IQ

Joe Ide

He Said / She Said

Erin Kelly

John Williams, Mail on Sunday


The Dry

Jane Harper

Desperation Road

Michael Farris Smith

The Pictures

Guy Bolton

Hoffer

Tim Glencross

Lola

Melissa Scrivner Love

The Irregular

H B Lyle

The Force

Don Winslow

Spook Street

Mick Herron

Persons Unkown

Susie Steiner

J Kingston Pierce, The Rap Sheet


Lightning Men

Thomas Mullen

Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

The Force

Don Winslow

Prussian Blue

Philip Kerr

The Irregular

H B Lyle

The Dry

Jane Harper

Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke

The Shadow District

Arnaldur Indridason

John Dugdale, Sunday Times


The Midnight Line

Lee Child

Camino Island

John Grisham

Did You See Melody?

Sophie Hannah

Jericho's War

Gerald Seymour

Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke

Nine Lessons

Nicola Upson

Jon Coates, The Express


The Long Drop

Denise Mina

Sirens

Joseph Knox

Spook Street

Mick Herron

The Thirst

Jo Nesbo

You Don't Know Me

Imran Mahmood

Two Kinds of Truth

Michael Connelly

Resurrection Bay

Emma Viskic

Fever

Deon Meyer

Dangerous Crossing

Rachel Rhys

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